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Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music
An invaluable resource and an absorbing read, Canuck Rock spans from the emergence of rock and roll in the 1950s through to today's international recording industry. Combining archival material, published accounts, and new interviews, Ryan Edwardson explores how music in Canada became Canadian music.
What does it mean to be a Canadian musician? And why does nationality even matter? Canuck Rock addresses these questions by delving into the myriad relationships between the people who make music, the industries that produce and sell it, the radio stations and government legislation that determine availability, and the fans who consume it and make it their own.
Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe.
Providing the first comprehensive history of Canada’s songwriting legacy, this guide traces a distinctly Canadian musical identity from the 1930s to the end of the 1970s. Canadian innovators featured include The Band, Ian & Sylvia, Hank Snow, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and superstars Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS
Joni Mitchell reflects on 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ in rare video message.
Released in 1971, Mitchell’s fourth studio album "Blue" is widely regarded as one of the greatest records of all time. It explores various facets of relationships following the iconic musician’s
breakup with Graham Nash.
JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME
"Just Between You and Me"
A Memoir: Founding Member of April Wine
by Myles Goodwyn
Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and bandleader Myles Goodwyn is the only remaining original member of April Wine, and has been with the group since its inception in 1969. April Wine ruled the charts both in Canada and internationally in the ’70s and ’80s, and the band has influenced generations of musicians in all genres.
Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young’s storied career has spanned over forty years and yielded some of the modern era’s most enduring music. Now for the first time ever, Young reflects upon his life—from his Canadian childhood, to his part in the sixties rock explosion with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, through his later career with Crazy Horse and numerous private challenges. An instant classic, Waging Heavy Peace is as uncompromising and unforgettable as the man himself.
In the first print biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band’s peers and friends about not just the Hip’s music but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band’s role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line.
THE HISTORY of CDN ROCK 'n' ROLL
The History of Canadian
Rock 'n' Roll
by Bob Mersereau
Rock 'n' roll was born in the Southern U.S. during the 1950s. Its popularity rapidly grew, spreading across the Atlantic to England. The Brits transformed rock, bringing it back to the States in a new form with the British Invasion. What's often forgotten in these histories is the evolution of Canadian rock and roll during the same period. Over the years, a huge contingent of Canadian artists has made invaluable contributions to rock 'n' roll.
Arcade Fire, Destroyer, U.S. Girls, More Sign Open Letter in Solidarity With Indigenous Protestors
Earlier this month, fourteen people were arrested for defending Indigenous land belonging to the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
Prince Charles: I find Leonard Cohen's music very moving
The rarely performed opera, as well as the songs of Leonard Cohen and Russian Orthodox liturgical music, have been revealed as the private musical choices of Prince Charles on a special edition of Radio 3’s long-running show Private Passions.
A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
by David Yaffe
With an inimitable sound and unmistakable voice, Joni Mitchell is one of the most iconic performers and storytellers of any generation. Reckless Daughter tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blonde girl from Saskatchewan with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences around the world.
Randy Bachman has been rolling out chart-topping songs his whole life and, since 2005, treating fans to a lifetime of rock ’n’ roll stories on his hit CBC Radio show, Vinyl Tap.
His approach is always fresh—even the most hardcore music fans will be surprised by what they can learn from Bachman. Whether he is touring with Ringo Starr, jamming with Little Richard, or recording with Neil Young, music is his life, and his anecdotes put you at the centre of it all. Bachman’s stories are candid and always entertaining. These are his best stories. The most memorable Vinyl Tap moments are all here, from Randy’s Guitarology 101 to his favourite songs to be played at funerals. For fans of the radio show and perennial rock ’n’ roll lovers from the sixties through to today, Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories invites readers to relive their favourite musical experiences.
Duke Ellington. Johnny Cash. David Bowie. Nirvana. Bob Marley. Wu-Tang Clan. Daft Punk. These are just some of the legendary names that played Toronto over the last century. Drawing from Daniel Tate’s extensive flyer collection, first archived on his Flyer Vault Instagram account, Tate and Rob Bowman have assembled a time capsule that captures a mesmerizing history of Toronto concert and club life, ?running the gamut of genres from vaudeville to rock, jazz to hip-hop, blues to electronica, and punk to country.
ROCKIN' ON THE RIDEAU
Rockin' On The Rideau: Ottawa's Golden Age of Rock and Roll
by Jim Hurcomb
From the day Elvis Presley came to town in 1957, to the release of The Five Man Electrical Band's mega-hit "Signs", we relive those memories with the bands, the clubs, the concerts and the colorful cast of characters who made it happen. Pull back the curtain on the magic of "Ottawa's Golden Age of Rock and Roll"