Music History

A Documentary on Canada’s The Bells

There were few Canadian bands who managed to have hits in the era before Cancon, but they did exist. One such group was The Bells who came out of Montreal in 1965 and managed to have a series of big records, one of which–an almost five million-seller–landed them on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. There’s now a documentary on the band, which will receive a screening at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto this Friday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “A Documentary on Canada’s The Bells

  • I distinctly remember laying in bed with my transistor radio up to my ear listening to Stay A While by the Bells….1968 or 69? One of my earliest musical memories for sure.


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