101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts

By (author): David McPherson

101 true stories to surprise and delight Canadian music fans.

Did you know that Serena Ryder played the quietest concert ever from the ocean floor during low tide at Fundy National Park? Or that ?I?ll Never Smile Again,? the hit that launched Frank Sinatra?s career, was written by Toronto pianist Ruth Lowe? What about 12-year-old Liberty Silver singing in a reggae band that opened for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden? Did you know that the title of the Tragically Hip?s 1991 album, Road Apples, is not talking about apples?

In 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts, author and historian David McPherson shares these and 97 other tales gathered from his more than 25 years working in the music industry. Music lovers and trivia buffs alike will enjoy perusing this collection of stories ? collected from coast to coast ? to discover surprising facts and hilarious tales from Canada?s music industry.

AUTHOR

David McPherson

David McPherson is the author of the acclaimed Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History and has written for Grammy.com, the Globe and Mail, SOCAN’s Words and Music, No Depression, American Songwriter, and Acoustic Guitar. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.


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David McPherson brings our musical history alive in a book that is informative, funny and, above all, fascinating.
– Richard Crouse, CTV News

A veritable compendium of interesting facts and back stories from some of Canada?s best talent! Anyone who doubts we have a vibrant music culture need only refer to any one of these recollections. There?s the story of the song and its artists, plus the backstory which surprises and informs. Who doesn?t want a good back story? It?s where all the juicy tidbits float to the surface.
– Lorraine Segato, musician from The Parachute Club

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101 true stories to surprise and delight Canadian music fans.

Did you know that Serena Ryder played the quietest concert ever from the ocean floor during low tide at Fundy National Park? Or that ?I?ll Never Smile Again,? the hit that launched Frank Sinatra?s career, was written by Toronto pianist Ruth Lowe? What about 12-year-old Liberty Silver singing in a reggae band that opened for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden? Did you know that the title of the Tragically Hip?s 1991 album, Road Apples, is not talking about apples?

In 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts, author and historian David McPherson shares these and 97 other tales gathered from his more than 25 years working in the music industry. Music lovers and trivia buffs alike will enjoy perusing this collection of stories ? collected from coast to coast ? to discover surprising facts and hilarious tales from Canada?s music industry.

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Dimensions:

264 Pages
7in * 5in * 1in
300gr

Published:

October 03, 2023

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459751583

Book Subjects:

MUSIC / History & Criticism

Language:

eng

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