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Rush

Rush began playing hard rock/heavy metal in Toronto bars. After financing a debut LP themselves, Neil Peart (an ingenious lyricist) replaced the band's original...

Black Christmas (1974)

Bob Clark's imaginatively nasty low-budget Canadian slasher traps a group of college students in the snow-dusted sorority house of Sigma Lamba Chi, where they...

Neil Young

Since co-founding Buffalo Springfield in 1966 (and then splitting after two albums), Neil Young rarely stopped moving. Born in Toronto in November 1945, Neil Perceval Young worked in...

Loverboy

"Nice" was the perfect word to describe Loverboy, a friendly good-natured Canadian rock band so wholesome they could have joined the Boy Scouts. Their first...

Joni Mitchell

Roberta Joan Anderson was born on 7 November 1943, in Fort Macleod in the prairie province of Alberta, Canada. She was the only child of...

Headpins

Headpins was formed in Vancouver, Canada, in 1980 by ex-Chilliwack men Brian MacLeod and Ab Bryant. Fronted by former fashion model Darby Mills  - who...

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...

Teenage Head

Friends from an Ontario (Canada) high school formed Teenage Head in 1975 and released a self-titled album in 1979. It sold poorly, but 1980's Frantic City -...

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...

Men Without Hats

Formed in Montreal, Canada in 1980, Men Without Hats was the brainchild of American-born vocalist Ivan Doroschuk and Jérémie Arrobas, who created all the...

Klaatu

Canadian trio Klaatu are remembered for two things: being mistaken for The Beatles, and the song Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft - a melodic, slow-moving and ludicrous...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Tommy Hunter Show, The

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 9 2 (Canada) Known as "Canada's Country Gentleman", Tommy Hunter was for many years one of Canada's most popular...

This Hour Has Seven Days

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (Canada) 50 x 60 minute episodes This Hour Has Seven Days has repeatedly been cited as the most exciting...

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...

SCTV (Second City Television)

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 4 (Canada) 72 x 30 minute episodes 42 x 90 minute episodes 18 x 45 minute episodes Second City Television (SCTV) was...

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Gerry Rafferty

After early musical collaboration with comedian/actor Billy Connolly in a group called The Humblebums, and a successful stint in Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty enjoyed a...

Daryl Quist

Daryl Quist was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia (Canada) on 19 August 1945. He travelled to England in 1961 at the age of 17, where...

Wonder Woman

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 1 x 120 minute episode 1 x 80 minute episode 13 x 60 minute episodes 45 x 45 minute...

Casuals, The

Lincolnshire band The Casuals formed in 1961. They were the outright winners of Opportunity Knocks for three consecutive weeks in 1965 and were immediately signed...

Water Margin, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (China/Japan) 30+ x 45 minute episodes Chinese culture was very popular in the 1970s, epitomised in part by...

Robot Monster (1953)

Universally derided as one of the worst movies ever made, Robot Monster tells the frightening tale of earth's invasion by "Ro-Man", a killer robot from Mars. Ro-Man...

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

As a rule, Hollywood portrays the mentally disabled as quaint, likeable, quirky and entirely benign people who occasionally say the wisest things. No wait,...

West Country Tales

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) 14 x 30 minute episodes This supernatural anthology drama series was initially based on real-life experiences sent...