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Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Gord Downie’s Birthday Is Coming Up. His Friends and Fans are Throwing a Party. Pass It Around.

Gord Downie turns 53 on February 6. On Saturday the 4th, friends and fans will throw a party at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide West). The goal is to celebrate the world of Gord and the band with music supplied by Buffalo’s The Strictly Hip. (Check them out here.)

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards both the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research and the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. Full details for the event can be found here.

Can’t make it? No problem. There are plans to webcast the event to Hip fans across the country. All the details can be found here and here.

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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.

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9 Responses to Gord Downie’s Birthday Is Coming Up. His Friends and Fans are Throwing a Party. Pass It Around.

  1. Manami says:

    Gord Downie turns 53, not 54 on February 6, 2017.

  2. Love you Gord Downie Happy Birthday …the big 53 years old.. hope your day is filled with a lot of family and friends and people like me ..hope you have many more to come…

  3. Julie.Z says:

    Any word on whether Gord will be making an appearance at the party?

  4. Beth says:

    Do you know anything about the webcast – ie what site it will be streamed from? I can’t find any mention of a webcast, on either link that you have provided or, anywhere else on the internet.

  5. Pingback: Strictly Hip Frontman Remembers Downie - Geeks and Beats Podcast

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