Over the year, the Grey Cup Halftime Show has featured some solid entertainment: Tom Cochrane, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, Sam Roberts, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Black Eyed Peas, Lenny Kraviz, Blue Rodeo, Nickelback, and Imagine Dragons have all had the gig over the years.
Ever hear of the Parablegics? Me, neither. But someone thought enough of them to book the band for the halftime show for the Grey Cup in Vancouver in 1999.
The Parablegics performed with a bunch of cheerleaders. And no one seems to know a thing about them. This greatly annoys Braydon Stachel, a CFL fan from Kingston who has been trying to get to the bottom of this mystery.
From the CBC:
“Stachel says his quest started last year when a user on the CFL reddit page asked to crack the mystery of the 1999 halftime show.
“‘That started off the chain and nobody was able to solve it,’ Stachel said.
“Stachel, who has experience working in the music industry, made efforts of his own.
“He searched databases of performance rights organizations such as BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and found no record of them “
Anyone have any idea? (Thanks to Alyson for the tip!)