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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5 thoughts on “A Song About the Infamous Teenage Head Riot at Ontario Place

  • Awesome! I was there that day, but was early so we got in just fine.

  • I wasn't there but strangely enough Teenage Head played my high school in 1978 (Wexford Collegiate in Scarborough) and my college in 1981 (Centennial College Progress Campus). I was a bouncer (okay I was one of the smallest kids at the time – that changed the next year) at the high school show, guarding the back door. Two bikers walked in and I told them they had to go to the front door to pay. They asked me who was going to make them. I said I guess that would be me! I just stared at them with my knees shaking sure I was going to die. They walked back out. I was stunned and thankful and surprised I didn't wet myself. TH put on a great show though…never forgot it.

  • Ha, Larry! I had friends at Wexford but I went to Vic Park, where they played in, I think, 1979 or 1980. I was so excited, I drank a whole mickey of rye by myself, and when I got to the concert I was so drunk, I pissed my pants, got separated from my friends, and just went home in embarrassment. So between that and Ontario Place, I never saw them live in an uneventful way. 🙂

  • I was at the Centennial College gig in 1981. I was in grade 10 at the time. A friend of a friend snuck about seven of us in a back door. It was a great time!

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