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Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Rock My World Canada, chapter 77: Ray Materick

[Mike Carr is determined to create a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

Raymond George Materick (born in Brantford, Ontario) is a singer-songwriter, particularly popular in the 1970s, who continues to perform. He is best known for writing and performing “Linda Put the Coffee On”, a hit single in Canada in early 1975. Materick’s recording career commenced in 1972, with the release of Sidestreets on Kanata Records, considered to be one of Canada’s first independent record labels.

His major national breakthrough came with the release of Neon Rain in 1974 on Warner Bros./Asylum Records. During the 1980s, Materick withdrew from music for a period of approximately eight years. Materick returned to recording as of 2000, releasing seven albums of new material in two years, and has regularly released new material and compilations since that time.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.




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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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