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Book: Fifty Years of Music - EMI Music Canada

Details: Author: Nicholas Jennings Hardcover: 168 pages Publisher: Macmillan Canada Language: English ISBN 0771576641 Book Description from Amazon In fifty years, EMI Music Canada has grown from a local distributor for Capitol Records into a major player in our music industry. While ensuring that Canadian music-lovers could get the latest Frank Sinatra release (and later The Beatles), EMI staff also began to visit local music scenes across the country to find and promote homegrown talent. From The Esquires and Gisele Mackenzie to Anne Murray, Glass Tiger, Tom Cochrane and Susan Aglukark, EMI has championed Canadian musicians and singers and brought them to the attention of both national and ...
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Book: Before the Gold Rush - Flashbacks to the Dawn of the Canadian Sound

Before the Gold Rush, by Nicholas JenningsDetails

Author: Nicholas Jennings

Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Penguin Canada (APB) (Aug 17 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 014026356X
ISBN-13: 978-014026356

Book Description from Amazon

This is an entertaining, authoritative, and highly anecdotal look at the golden era of Canadian pop music-the historically important decade that gave birth to such internationally respected recording artists as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Murray McLauchlan, Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Saint Marie, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Ronnie Hawkins. In the bohemian sixties, Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood was a hippie haven-our version of Haight-Ashbury or Greenwich Village, a place where coffeehouses like the Riverboat and the Purple Onion offered

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