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The Weird Winnipeg Phenomenon of Phantom of the Paradise

I had a chance to speak to Paul Williams at Canadian Music Week.  “I betcha I’ve seen you in Phantom of the Paradise about a hundred times!” I gushed.  He gave me a weird look and cocked his head like a spaniel you thinks you’ve lost the plot.

“Really?  Why?”

If I had told him I’d  grown up in Winnipeg, that would have explained everything.  For some inexplicable reason, Phantom of the Paradise was a huge and enduring hit in the city and in much of Manitoba.  Why?

Daniel sent me this post that tries to get to the bottom of it.  As a fan of the film, I can attest to the veracity of this information.

Alan Cross

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