On July 2nd, the day before Roxodus was officially cancelled due to soggy conditions…people came out of the woodwork to counter that excuse and said the field was bone dry…I was still considering the purchase of a single-day ticket on the Thursday night to see this lady. Back in the fall of 1983, I interview Lee Aaron for my college
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For anyone who hasn’t lived in Toronto, Scarborough (or as it has been slagged, for decades, Scarberia) is part of the Greater Toronto Area and has been either a suburb of T-O or a city in its own right. Back in the early ’80s Toronto’s Best Rock, Q107, posed this question: “What’s the definition of a cultural event in Scarborough?”
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Rolling Stone magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and it’s up for sale. When I was a journalism student in the early ‘80s, I aspired to be a writer for Rolling Stone. My dream job. My instructors at Centennial College gave me the skills to be newspaper reporter and while I may have also seen myself as a small market
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I went to school at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Birchmount Road in Scarbrough, then a suburb of Toronto but now part of the GTA. And, a short drive north, just over the bridge, was the pressing plant for Quality Records. I rode my bike over the bridge just to the east of Mack Avenue, but never imagined that decades
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