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.