Anyone who grew up in Canada in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, knows how amazing Canada’s music scene was in those magical decades.
Etched in the musical memories of millions of Canadians are great tunes, television appearances and live shows featuring The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, The Paupers, Moxy and Michel Pagliaro, among many others.
In their 10th book, As The Years Go By …: Conversations With Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers, best-selling authors Mark Kearney and Randy Ray compile in one place, newspaper articles they wrote in the mid 1980s to the early 1990s about hundreds of Canadian music personalities who years earlier had chased musical stardom. Many of the stories have been updated or offer web links that provide current information about the performers.
Based on interviews with musicians, managers, producers and promoters – and just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday party – As The Years Go By offers readers an inside look at the trials and triumphs, good times and bad encountered by performers, managers and producers, including many who hit the big time on the international stage.