Tom Northcott began singing in 1963 in coffeehouses around the Vancouver area. He then formed the Tom Northcott Trio and played in San Francisco in 1966; Warner Brothers later signed him and released a single, "Going Down." Northcott had success with three singles in the late '60s -- the Dylan cover "Girl from the North Country" plus Harry Nilsson's "1941" and "The Rainmaker" -- and is also remembered for the sunshine pop nugget "Who Planted Thorns in Miss Alice's Garden." He built his own production studio in Vancouver in 1969, and released the LP Upside Downside two years later, but quit performing by 1973. In 1990, however, he released a comeback single, "The Trouble with Love." ~ John Bush, Rovi