Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Les Classels were formed in 1962 when these five school chums formed a band called The Special Tones. As a gimmick they dyed their hair white, wore matching white suits and white instruments. They made the rounds playing Quebec clubs and road houses as one of many bands in the growing 'Ye Ye' fad of re-inventing English pop hits as French language songs. They recorded the singles "Avant de Me Dire Adieu" and "Ton amour a changé ma vie" which topped the charts in Quebec especially in St. Jean where they had a large following. As starstruck teen sensations, the Montreal newspapers were dubbing them The Quebec Beatles. By 1970 they had dropped the white hair and suit gimmick but still wore matching pastel blazers and released several more singles in French including a version of the Guess Who's "These Eyes".