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Adventures In Rainbow Country

1 9 6 9 (Canada/UK/Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes 15-year-old Billy Williams and his younger sister Hannah lived with their mother Nancy (played by Lois Maxwell...

Amazing World Of Kreskin, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 5 (Canada) 90 x 30 minute episodes This syndicated magic variety show screened from 1971 to 1975 and was...

April Wine

  Myles Goodwyn Vocals, guitar Steve Lang Bass Gary Moffet Guitar Brian Greenway Guitar, vocals Jerry Mercer Drums David Henman Guitar Ritchie Henman Drums Jim Henman Bass Jim Clench Bass

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bachman-Turner Overdrive's origins can be traced back to the substantial commercial achievements of The Guess Who in the late 60s. Randy Bachman (guitar/vocals) was a prominent member...

Band, The

Amid media speculation, Bob Dylan's backing group, The Band, released their debut album Music From Big Pink in 1968. It was named after the house they recorded...

Beachcombers, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 9 0 (Canada) 324 x episodes The Beachcombers was in production for 19 years - the longest running drama in Canadian television...

Bryan Adams

Born in Ontario on 5 November 1959, Canadian Bryan Adams started in club groups around Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of 16. Within a...

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Born around 1941 on the Piapot Cree reservation in Saskatchewan, Canada, (the Cree are one of the largest groups of native Americans in North...

Cannibal Girls (1973)

This Canadian-produced horror spoof by future SCTV stars starts when a young couple, Clifford (Eugene Levy) and his girlfriend Gloria (Andrea Martin,) experience car trouble and...

Cannonball

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (Canada) 39 x 30 minute episodes This joint Canadian/UK production featured the adventures of two truckers - "Cannonball"...

Cowboy Junkies

Canadian musician Michael Timmins and his childhood friend Alan Anton formed a group called Hunger Project in 1979. It was not successful and, relocating to...

Crew Cuts, The

The song Sh-Boom was originally recorded early in 1954 by The Chords. But it was the version by Canadian group The Crew Cuts (released later the...

Decoy For Terror (1967)

No-budget Canadian horror flick (also known as The Playgirl Killer) about a deranged artist with a nasty habit of killing and freezing his models when...

Degrassi High

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (Canada)28 x 30 minute episodes

Degrassi Junior High

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Canada) 42 x 30 minute episodes The trials and triumphs of students at an urban junior-high school (and...

Diodes, The

When punk first broke in 1976, Canadian band The Diodes (Paul Robinson, John Catto, Ian Mackay, John Hamilton and, later, Michael Lengyell) were in...

Due South

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 6 (Canada) 67 x 45 minute episodes After the murder of his father in the Yukon, constable Benton Fraser...

Five Man Electrical Band

Previously known as The Staccatos, Ottawa's Five Man Electrical Band modelled their sound on the melodic stylings of The Beach Boys and The Beatles,...

Four Lads, The

First known as The Four Dukes, this Canadian doo-wop group was formed in 1947 in Toronto by Jimmy Arnold, Bernie Toorish, Frank Busseri and...

Guess Who, The

From their roots as Chad Allan & The Reflections, The Guess Who rose to become the most popular Canadian rock band of their generation...

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Vashti Bunyan

Now universally acclaimed as a classic, Vashti Bunyan's LP Just Another Diamond Day (1971) went unheralded for the better part of three decades until, in...

Dick Barton – Special Agent

1 9 7 9 (UK) 26 x 15 minute episodes The adventures of World War II veteran turned crime fighter Dick Barton (Tony Vogel) and his sidekicks Snowey...

Jobriath

Signed to Elektra largely as thanks to manager Jerry Brandt for bringing Carly Simon to the label, ex-Hair actor Jobriath took his vocal cues...

Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles is a cult figure among other designers but is barely known outside the field. Unlike contemporaries and followers like Peter Saville, Neville...

Code R

1 9 7 7 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes "On land . . . sea . . . or in the air. Wherever trouble strikes ....

Bullitt (1968)

One of the most popular stars of the 1960s and 1970s was Steve McQueen who is at his charismatic best in this stylish film...

Wizards and Warriors

1 9 8 3 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Jeff Conaway (cabbie Bobby Wheeler on Taxi) starred as Prince Erik Greystone on this very tongue-in-cheek adventure-comedy,...

Beacon Hill

1 9 7 5 (USA) 1 x 120 minute episode 13 x 60 minute episodes Blending drama, virtuoso acting, social commentary and soap opera, the British series Upstairs Downstairs drew...