Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016: Year in Review

2016 was a mixed year. There were many losses in the musical community (local and international) but there was also some amazing music. Trebleclef, our music-lovin' mascot got his own Facebook page and we started our own Instagram page too.

As previously mentioned, a number of area artists passed this year.  These include Gordie Tapp, Guy Coolin (local music supporter)Brian Cober, Steve Piper (Treble Men), Mark Potter (Lester and the B Flats), Harold Kudlets (promoter), Libby Ferrelli (George Arnone Big Band), Lynn Russwurm, Paul Macleod, Mo' KauffeyTommy Hughes and Frank Panton (Brantford Open Stage regulars), Chris Shaver (local music supporter) and Rich Dawson (Rich and the Poor Boys)

The rest of Canada also lost quite a few musical greats: John Mays (Fathead), Bob WalshLeonard CohenDoug Edwards (Chilliwack)Oscar BrandBrian Rading (Five Man Eletrical Band), Bobby Curtola and John R Bellone (Bellone's Music in London, ON)

A number of international stars passed away this year as well: Greg Lake/Keith Emerson (ELP), Sharon Jones (Dap Kings), Leon RussellMose AllisonPhil Chess (Chess Records), Buckwheat ZydecoScotty Moore (Elvis guitarist), Sir Mack Rice ('Mustang Sally' songwriter), Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention), Guy ClarkCandye KaneLonnie Mack , George Martin  (Beatles producer), Paul Kantner/Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane Founders), Glenn Frey (Eagles),  Prince, George MichaelDavid BowieNatalie Cole and many more.

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Other Highlights of the Year
Our Top 3 Reviews
Our Top 3 Videos 

Links: Dallas HarmsMore Dallas Harms StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B.Lous

Links: Matt AndersenMore Matt Andersen StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Links: Jesse O'Brien, More Jesse O'Brien StoriesVideo above courtesy of Hamilton B. Lous

Here's to an ever better 2017!!!!

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