The J.A. Pann CO. was formed in 1968 and was a loose continuation of the Outlaws. They performed until about 1972, playing local bars as well as spending the summer of 1970 working at the York Cabaret in Calgary. They also played nightclubs in Sakatoon and Regina. L to R seated….Gerry Maier (guitar)…Jimmy Mann (guitar)…standing L to R Murray Irving (drums)…Don Patterson (guitar) ex.Crescendos and Outlaws….Gary Ulrich (vocals) ex. Crescendos and Outlaws. This is the only picture of Jimmy Mann I have been able to locate. Jim started at a very young age playing with brothers Melvin and Elgin as the Mann Brothers, an act that was able to draw large crowds in all the small towns in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. During the 60s he could always be seen playing the local bars.
From the ashes of the Outlaws through The J.A.Pann Co came Springfield From L to R Murray Irving (drums), Gary Ulrich (vocals), Gerry Maier (guitar or bass??), Brian Roller (guitar)