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Canada’s Unsung Hero?

Bryan Adams Although Bryan was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1959, it wasn’t until he moved to Burnaby in British Columbia that he became the Rock ‘n’ Roller that he is now. His first hit, and video, was “Cuts Like … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful…

Bedford Falls Here’s a sequence from “It’s a Wonderful Life”:     The house they threw rocks at became the family home of George and Mary Bailey. thirtysomething Forty years later, it ends up a the vanity card at the … Continue reading

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Contemporary Canadian Folk Musicians

One is Gone but Most Remain Growing up, music played a tug-of-war with my heart and my mind. I like most genres. But the soft spot is the category “Old Folkie”: I aspire to that one. (Harry Chapin wrote a … Continue reading

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Neighbours: Road to Fame or Cul-de-sac?

Daytime Soap from Australia Neighbours went on the air in the UK in October 1986, just about the time we moved to Torquay. It was instantly popular. Some of the cast became international stars, some stayed at home. Here is … Continue reading

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Earworm Songs

Q&A for January 8th The question is a simple one: “What song is stuck in your head?” The answer is just as simple: “Name today’s earworm.”   2015 “It’s the end of the world as we know it”     … Continue reading

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The Lucky Ones: a manufactured hit

  The Launch A new television reality show was launched last night. Initially I wasn’t going to write about it, but the process of selecting a singer and matching the week’s chosen song to their recorded and live performances in … Continue reading

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Borrowed Stars: Canada Hitmakers

Heart Originally from Seattle, Heart got their start in Vancouver with Mushroom Records. In time, they gained fame in the States and all over the world.       Shari Ulrich Born in San Rafael, California, Sharon (Shari) Ulrich became … Continue reading

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