Watch a Gym Full of Kids Pay Tribute to Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip

With the Tragically Hip’s final (?) set to begin in Victoria on Friday, the groundswell of support, celebration and thank-yous just keeps getting bigger. The band has nothing to do with any of this; everything we’re witnessing is totally organic and grassroots. Witness this gym full of kids at Newcastle Public School in Newcastle, Ontario, tackle “Ahead By a Century.” The full story at Macleans.

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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.

One thought on “Watch a Gym Full of Kids Pay Tribute to Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip

  • July 20, 2016 at 10:57 am
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    This is beautiful (but I do find it a little funny…as the opening verse was originally quite dirty…google it).

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