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Shakin' All Over: A History of Canadian Rock and Roll

Country Available: Canada

Shakin’ All Over tells the story of Canadian music during the halcyon days of the 1960s - before Cancon, Junos and MuchMusic - when so much timeless music was created despite indifferent radio and a nascent record industry. From Vancouver’s 4th Avenue and Winnipeg’s community centres to Montreal’s dance halls and Toronto’s Yorkville and Yonge Streets, folksingers, suit groups, garage rockers, r&b revues and psychedelic bands struggled to get their music heard. Some were forced to seek fame south of the border, while others stayed at home and built careers against often daunting odds. From “Four Strong Winds” to “Oh What a Feeling”, Shakin’ All Over blends classic songs, rare archival footage along with candid interview material to document the auspicious birth of the Canadian sound.

Interviews include: Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Sylvia Tyson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Mathew Good, Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and 54-40.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2005 Length: 90 minutes Library Audience:
  • Music and Culture
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 7 - 12
  • Subjects:
  • Music
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD