Category Archives: Rock ‘n Roll

Rock Returns Home to the Blues

As a lifelong rock ’n’ roller and blues fan, I’ve lamented the steep decline in the popularity of rock music in recent years, particularly among musicians. In 2017 The Guardian reported that hip-hop and R&B had overtaken rock as “the … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Birthday: Rock’s Romantic Classic

1. The Magician’s Birthday Party The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep deserves a place of honour in the tradition of mythic storytelling, not scorn for its “sword and sorcery” overtones. And anyway, the low-budget films and comic books that originated … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Rock ’n Roll Part 4: Canuck Rock

“There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an ‘all Canadian’ boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate.” —Pierre Trudeau, … Continue reading

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