Rock My World Canada, chapter 134: The Crew-Cuts

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The Crew-Cuts were a vocal quartet from Toronto, that made a number of popular records that charted in the United States and worldwide. They named themselves after the then popular crew cut haircut, one of the first connections made between pop music and hairstyle. They were most famous for their recording of The Chords’ hit record, “Sh-Boom.” They all had been members of the St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, which also spawned another famous quartet, The Four Lads. A remix of their version of the song “Sh-Boom” was featured in the credits of the video game Destroy All Humans!. The original recording of their song “Sh-Boom” can also be heard on one of the in-game radio stations in Mafia II.

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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.

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