Bobbi Lee Justice & The Scepters were a Toronto R&B group formed in 1961. In 1963 they began playing at the In Crowd Club.
They were the former house band of the Mynah Bird Club in Yorkville, and were the first group to be offered "The Mynah Bird Song" to record as part of a recording deal with Capitol-EMI. Fearing a backlash from a possible image change they declined. Rick James's band would adopt the name and the song "The Mynah Birds" instead.
The group also played The Hawks Nest, Club 888, Avenue Road Club along with such acts at Mandala, Jon & Lee & The Checkmates, Grant Smith & The Power et al.
In 1966 Lee was involved in a near fatal car accident, which left Bobbi as sole vocalist for the group. They returned to Yorkville's Chez Monique Club with a more soulful blues sound.
The group was managed by Finkelstein & Riley and in 1967 signed with Sam Romanoffs 'Top Ten Agency' where he got them recording time at Sound Canada for what was to be their debut single "Tell Me About It" with producer Greg Hambelton under their new name: The News. This original tune lost its original R & B appeal and with the band's sound having changed, they began to lose their live audience. This affected the decision to release the record and the band split up.
Six months later they re-invented themselves as The Blue Eyed Souls but they had lost all momentum and folded in 1968 following a gig at the House of Blues.