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Corky Laing formed a number of bands with his best friend George Gardos, lived the high life of rock, was awarded with gold records, worked as the vice president of A&R at Polygram, Canada and was inducted to the Long Island Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Sitting in with K2 (Peter Baron, Ken Sidotti & Joe Venti), a band saluting Mountain’s music, for a couple of gigs during 2014 and 2015 reminded Corky how much he liked playing Mountain songs the way they were originally written. Now he is touring both Europe and the US celebrating the Mountain legacy. On the European tours 2015-2017 Corky was joined by Joe Venti (formerly e.g. Leslie West Band) on bass and vocals, and Phil Baker (e.g. Uriah Heep Legends) on guitar and vocals. On US dates 2016, Ken Sidotti, keyboards and Richie Scarlet, guitar (e.g. Ace Frehley) joined Joe Venti and Corky to complete the line-up. Starting with the summer of 2017 US tour, Chris Shutters joined the band on guitar, flute and vocals and at the end of 2017, Mark Mikel joined on bass and vocals. In 2019 Richie Scarlet (guitar) returned to the line-up.