Prairie boys top the charts
It was a rising pop group from the Canadian prairies with dreams of rock stardom. Those dreams came true for Winnipeg band The Guess Who fifty years ago, when its iconic single “American Woman” shot to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
In March 1970, the “American Woman” single put the Winnipeg boys on top of the music world.
While the band experienced success with several albums and singles after the release of “American Woman,” the rise of the hit song proved to be the pinnacle of success for The Guess Who.