Anne and Cliff Edwards, Jackie Ralph, Mickey Ottier and Doug Gravelle formed the Five Bells in Montreal in 1965. Their first hit, "Moody Manitoba Morning," appeared in 1968. Dimension was released the following year, when Frank Mills replaced Mickey Ottier. When Cliff's wife Anne became pregnant in 1970, she left the group, which was subsequently renamed the Bells. "Fly Little White Dove, Fly" (from the 1971 album of the same name) became a Canadian national hit soon after, prompting Frank Mills to leave for a solo career. Dennis Will took his place. "Stay Awhile," released in 1971, became the Bells' biggest hit, selling over one million copies. In 1973, however, after Love, Luck 'N Lollipops (1971) and Studio "A" (1972), the group broke up. Cliff Edwards had a solo career in the late '70s and early '80s.