The Genius Behind (Neon) Rose, Toronto and ‘that’ Heart Song

Brian Allen

It’s something special to see someone you know succeed in showbusiness. Brian Allen wouldn’t remember me: I was just another student on the school bus to Barrie from Camp Borden and Angus in the middle years of the 60’s. But I sure knew who he was.


Rose (formerly Neon Rose)

We all were trying to make ourselves famous as members of a rock bank. Brian (above left) was a little more productive than the rest of us. My link to Rose was Ron Glatley (centre right). We corresponded off and on after high school.


After Rose disbanded, Brian (second from right) formed Toronto, to much greater acclaim. Then Brian decided to try his hand at producing other people’s work.

But he has an enduring claim to fame:

And now it’s the soundtrack of a Heinz commercial!

Now, that’s what I call pure genius…

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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