Music History

Want to help out with a documentary on Toronto’s Yorkville scene? Take a look at this.

For about two years, the Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto had some of the most fertile musical grounds in the world. Neil Young, Rick James, John Kay, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bruce Cockburn, and dozens of others cut their teeth in the coffeehouses within those few square blocks.

There’s now a documentary on that 1966-68 era called Yorkville: The Music and The Mania. Much of the doc has been shot and now the producer is turning to GoFundMe to raise the necessary funds to finish it off. If you can help with a small donation, this look back on an important part of Canadian culture will have a chance to be released.

Here’s a trailer.

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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