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Book: Fifty Years of Music - The Story of EMI Music Canada

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Details : Author: Nicholas Jennings; Hardcover: 168 pages; Publisher: Macmillan Canada; 2000, 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 na...
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Book: Before the Gold Rush - Flashbacks to the Dawn of the Canadian Sound

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Details: Author: Nicholas Jennings; Hardcover/Paperback: 228 pages; Publisher: Viking Canada/Penguin Canada; 1997/1998; 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 ...
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TV Documentary: This Beat Goes On - Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s

This Beat Goes On - Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s

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The 1970s gave us bell bottoms, shag hair and shag carpeting a whole lotta great music…from glam and progressive rock to punk and reggae. This Beat Goes On offers a jukebox full of chart-topping songs, from “Sundown,” Gordon Lightfoot’s confessional tale of infidelity,” to Trooper’s rambunctious party anthem “Raise a Little Hell,” to showcase the rapid growth of the Canadian sound.

Mixing archival footage with candid interviews from top artists and industry heavyweights, Hour One focuses on the formative years of Canada’s music scene, a time of proven hitmakers like Anne Murray, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Guess Who. The decade starts out on a controversial note, as a government ruling forces radio stations to play 30 per cent Canadian content, or CanCon. “That was the biggest problem,” DJ Red Robinson believes, “that arbitrary 30 per cent. I think it should’ve started at 10 or 15 per cent and then let it grow.”

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