See Video of the Tragically Hip from 1984. (NOT a Typo!)

Although the final(?) Tragically Hip tour ended nearly a month ago, the national swelling of support for the band and especially Gord Downie hasn’t diminished one bit. The same can be said about the fascination Canada has for the band. Let’s feed that a little, shall we?

Chris, a longtime fan, found this video of the group dating to the days when Dave Manning was a member and before Paul Langlois joined up. The video is marked as Canada Day, 1984, which means the band was just a few weeks or months old at the time.

 

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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