As The Years Go By… Conversations with Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers

As The Years Go By… Conversations with Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers

By Mark Kearney & Randy Ray

408 Pages • ISBN 978-0-9695149-2-3

Anyone who grew up in Canada in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, knows how amazing this country’s music scene was in those magical decades.

Etched in the musical memories of millions of music fans in Canada and around the globe are great tunes, television appearances and live shows featuring The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, Terry Jacks, Denny Doherty, The Five Man Electrical Band, The Paupers, Moxy, The Raes, A Foot in Cold Water, The Esquires, The Haunted, Keith Hampshire, Charity Brown, Fludd, The Bells, Michel Pagliaro, and many others.

In their 10th book, best-selling authors Mark Kearney and Randy Ray compile in one place, detailed newspaper articles they wrote in the 1980s and 1990s about hundreds of Canadian music personalities who years earlier had chased musical stardom. Many stories have been updated or offer web links to additional information. Several connect to YouTube videos that show the performers belting out their hit songs. Most are accompanied by photographs.

Based on interviews with musicians, managers, producers and promoters – and just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday – As The Years Go By… offers readers an inside look at the trials and triumphs, good times and bad encountered by many of those involved in the Canadian music biz, including many who hit the big time.

The years may have gone by but the memories linger…