Step back 35 years and take a stroll down Water Street in St. John’s with 100 found photos from 1984 in the latest edition of the Secret East archival series.
These were the third and fourth shows of The Tragically Hip’s Road Apples tour, and the band’s first gigs in St. John’s.
Kitty Power started with Newfoundland’s Traveling Library in 1940.
Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Daryl Palumbo, a personal hero of Milley, and frontman for bands Glassjaw, Head Automatica and Color Film. In addition to producing the album, Palumbo also takes vocal duties on the tracks “Headrest” and “Big Figure”.
With Anne Murray’s wholesome, squeaky clean Canadian image, how did an infamous photo of the Springhill singer posing with the unlikely company of Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, and Micky Dolenz effectively change her career?
During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.
Just months before recording Dizzy Gillespie Jam live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary trumpeter and bebop pioneer made a stop at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s on January 19th, 1977.
“Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.”
“In January 1964, Halifax City Council voted to authorize the relocation of Africville residents. Before this decision was made, there was no meaningful consultation with residents of Africville to gather their views.
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