Remembering the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Eddie Shack with his hit song

Eddie Shack, the immensely entertaining Toronto Maple Leaf, died over the weekend at age 83. If you’re a hockey fan of a certain age, you’ll remember the big mustache, the cowboy hat, and the infectious laugh. He earned his nickname “The Entertainer.”

Back in 1966, Douglas Rankine released a single when Shack was at the height of his popularity with the Leafs. “Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack” actually made it all the way to number one on the CHUM-AM singles chart.

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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