For "players" in the Canadian music industry, Canadian music fanatics, history buffs and music trivia aficionados, this book is an invaluable resource and required reading. This book features a year by year chronology of the Canadian artists, events, and music that gave birth to the soundtrack of the nation with more than 1,000 entries and images.
The book features:
- Annual listings of hit songs by Canadian artists since 1900;
- Profiles of 45 artists inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame;
- A complete list of all 2700 JUNO Award winners since 1971;
- 10 emerging Canadian artists who have been touted to make an impact on the music scene.
Martin Melhuish is a respected music historian,
whose previous books include Heart of Gold: 30 Years of Canadian Pop
Music; Rock Is My LIfe, This Is My Song: The Authorized Biography of
Bachman-Turner Overdrive; The Supertramp Book: The Authorized
Biography; Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey, and Celtic Tides:
Traditional Music in a New Age. The former Canadian Editor of
Billboard and Managing Editor of the Canadian music trade magazine,
The Record, he is also a Gemini Award-nominated writer, who has
worked on dozens of authorized TV biopics (The Band, Blondie, Johnny
Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, The Mamas and
the Papas, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, among many others) and an
internationally-syndicated series featuring shows on The Who, ELO,
Kate Bush, Heart, Supertramp, The Moody Blues and others. He produced
and wrote the CBC feature production, Tower of Song: An Epic Story of
Canada and Its Music.
Oh What a Feeling;A Vital History of Canadian Music, is a must read for new upcoming talents and music fans alike.