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10-18-17 11:18 AM - Post#1705486    



How is there not already a thread?

The Hip are the Beatles of Canada and it's a pretty sad day, up that way.

-PR


 
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10-18-17 02:08 PM - Post#1705497    


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See Dunsworth, John
 
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10-23-17 08:50 PM - Post#1705651    


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It was a sad day. I am just thankful I got to see them once in Abbotsford B.C. in 2008. Have always been a big fan.

B.B.King came to our local theatre just before he passed. The ticket was $50 Canadian. I thought Hmmm well he'll be back. Well he wasn't. Buy the tickets!

RIP GD. A huge hockey fan and a Canadian legend.


 
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10-25-17 12:03 AM - Post#1705716    


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I guess I'm really Americanized/Europeanized when it comes to music. I can't say I have listened to any of the Canadian musicians. I once made joke in an Ontario hotel lounge that BC apologizes for Bryan Adams. And this guy gave me this uncomfortable stare, and said, "I like Bryan Adams."

Now that I think of it, I can't say I've ever listened to really any Canadian band that I would consider myself a big fan of.


 
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10-26-17 10:58 PM - Post#1705831    


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  • Canucko29 Said:
I guess I'm really Americanized/Europeanized when it comes to music. I can't say I have listened to any of the Canadian musicians. I once made joke in an Ontario hotel lounge that BC apologizes for Bryan Adams. And this guy gave me this uncomfortable stare, and said, "I like Bryan Adams."

Now that I think of it, I can't say I've ever listened to really any Canadian band that I would consider myself a big fan of.



I have a few I like. Rush, BTO, Max Webster, Powder Blues, Triumph. Red rider. The CRTC has always had a policy of a percentage of Canadian content would be played on Canadian airwaves which would have been in place when the hip was in it's infancy.

92.9 in Washington had a voice bit that said, we don't play Canadian music because we have to, we play Canadian music because we want to.

Maybe repetitive government policy has altered my view but these bands rock.



 
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10-27-17 01:11 PM - Post#1705848    


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Famous Canadian performers that many in the U.S. don't realize are Canadian seem to be more popular than the "Canadian bands". Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson (The Band), Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO) for example.

I also enjoy Saga, some Gino Vanelli, and Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist).
 
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10-30-17 09:03 PM - Post#1706052    


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  • Pete Said:
Famous Canadian performers that many in the U.S. don't realize are Canadian seem to be more popular than the "Canadian bands". Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson (The Band), Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO) for example.

I also enjoy Saga, some Gino Vanelli, and Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist).




Michael Buble hasn't done too bad either.



 
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