Founded by Gladstone McEwan in 1974, Willpower's combination of rock and funk with an island idiom was a fixture in both West End and Freeport throughout the mid-70s. McEwan, a Nassau native, had backed Jay Mitchell, Smokey 007 and the legendary Andre Toussaint before puddle jumping over to Freeport and finding refuge at GBI. While their first single, "Say What You Like," was a #1 hit, it's on the acid-rock flip to the follow up, "People Won't Change," that the group really hit their stride. Willpower eventually expanded to six members and continued to record throughout the decade, but none of their later recordings captured the intensity of their GBI output.

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