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Sun, Apr 29th - 4:22AM

Hall of Fame - The Band

The Band consisted of Robbie Robertson, guitar; Richard Manuel, piano; Garth Hudson, organ and keyboards; Rick Danko, bass; and Levon Helm, drums. Manuel, Danko, and Helm all sang for the group. The Band acquired its name while working as a backup group for Bob Dylan. The group made its album debut in 1968 with Music from Big Pink. Group members often reflected a fascination with past American culture, as in the song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Formed in Toronto in 1961 to play backup for American rock-and-roll singer Ronnie Hawkins, the group was initially known as the Hawks. The group joined Dylan in 1965, touring and recording with him intermittently over the next ten years. The Band’s albums include The Band (1969), Stage Fright (1970), and Northern Lights—Southern Cross (1975). The group broke up in 1976. The group’s farewell concert was filmed by American director Martin Scorsese as The Last Waltz. Manuel committed suicide in 1986 and Danko died in 1999.

In 1989, the Band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 1994, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Band received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award on February 9, 2008.

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Sun, Apr 22nd - 4:20AM

Billy Talent

Billy Talent
Universal 2003

Billy Talent is a punk rock band from Streetsville, Ontario. The band was formed in 1993 and existed for almost a decade before mainstream success.

Billy Talent was their second full-length album, after their first, Watoosh!, was released under their old name of Pezz in 1999. Billy Talent was certified 3 times platinum in Canada in January 2007. At the 2004 Juno Awards, they won Best Album of the Year and Best Band of the Year.

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Sun, Apr 15th - 5:55AM

Shine A Light

threegutrecords 2003

Shine a Light was the second full length album released by the Constantines, and their first to be released internationally on the Sub Pop record label.

The music online magazine Pitchfork Media placed Shine a Light at number 172 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.

From their hometown of Guelph the band relocated to London, Ontario and then to Toronto.


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Sun, Apr 8th - 5:12AM

You Forgot It In People

Broken Social Scene
Arts & Crafts 2002

Broken Social Scene had expanded to an 11 piece collective when it made You Forgot It In People. It features intricate, experimental production techniques.

The album was the band's commercial breakthrough and won the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.

Website: Broken Social Scene

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Sun, Apr 1st - 5:11AM

We Were Born In A Flame

Sam Roberts
Universal 2003

"We Were Born In A Flame" was Sam Roberts' major label debut album. It was Album of the Year and Rock Album Of The Year at the 2004 Juno Awards. Roberts also won the Juno award for Artist of the Year.

The album's singles were "Where Have All the Good People Gone?" and "Hard Road". The "Hard Road" video received six nominations at the 2004 MuchMusic Video Awards.

Website: Sam Roberts Band

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