An Ancient Documentary on Canadian Rock’n’Roll Has Been Unearthed. You Need to Watch This.

For the longest time, Canadians did a wretched job of documenting our own musical history. Perhaps it was our collective insecurity. Maybe we didn’t think we were doing anything important. Or maybe there just wasn’t any money in it.

That all began to change in the late 80s and really accelerated through the 90s. There’s now a large and growing library (books, film, video, audio, etc.) chronicles our music history. And don’t even get me started on the opening of the National Music Centre in Calgary later this year.

FYI Music News  and Eric Alpler points us to something most people have never heard: a 1973 TV doc called Rock-A-Bye that takes a look at Canadian rock and youth culture back in 1973. Read all about it here and then check it out below.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

One thought on “An Ancient Documentary on Canadian Rock’n’Roll Has Been Unearthed. You Need to Watch This.

  • February 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    I always find myself delightedly surprised at what you turn up Alan!
    This is really awesome,must have come out while we were living in Germany.
    Does make me feel somewhat Dated,or as you would say of a certain vintage.

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