Archive for June 2011

JACK RICHARDSON

Sunday, June 25, 2011: JACK RICHARDSON He produced The Guess Who, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Poco, Rough Trade, The Association, Badfinger, The Irish Rovers, Hagood Hardy, Canadian Brass.  His influence was massive on the Canadian music scene.  He produced 240 albums.  He was responsible for establishing Cancom.  For Canadian artists it means that 35% of…

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MUSIC IN THE SUMMER

Sunday, June 19, 2011:  MUSIC IN THE SUMMER I’ve always enjoyed the summer – a little change from the pace of September through June. I’ve enjoyed travel across Canada and the US in July and August.  Some of most memorable times occurred when I got out there and researched more about music.   Cities like…

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THE TRAVELLING MABELS

Sunday, June 12, 2011: THE TRAVELLING MABELS Sometimes one is privileged to witness something they will never forget. This afternoon, , my wife and I drove the Cowboy Trail out to the Longview Community Hall.  We stopped in to the Longview Hotel for a bite to eat and then drove a few kilometers away to…

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MEMPHIS

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: MEMPHIS The music of Memphis is a fascinating study.  The music is so diverse – so many fusions of styles.  Rock n’ roll, Blues, Rockabilly and Soul all make up the Memphis sound.  Currently there is a Tony award winning musical “Memphis” playing in New York and touring the country.  Another…

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