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Cream: Baker, Bruce, and Clapton

Glasgow Greats: Jack Bruce

We bid Glasgow farewell with a look at the late, great Jack Bruce.

Baker Street album

Stuck in the Middle: Paisley’s great musical claim

A brief look at Paisley, Scotland’s great musical talent, Gerry Rafferty.


Glasgow Greats: The Bond Girls

A look at the two Glaswegian pop singers who recorded James Bond movie theme songs.

Sunshine Superman album

Glasgow’s Greats: Donovan

A brief look at Glasgow native and consummate psychedelic folk singer, Donovan

Record label, "Rock Me Gently."

#91: Rock Me Gently | Andy Kim

Andy Kim with “Rock Me Gently” clocks in at #91 on HuffPo’s 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever.

Great Big Sea tour poster

#92: Mari-Mac | Great Big Sea

We’re counting down HuffPo’s 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever. #92 is Great Big Sea’s “Mari-Mac.”

CC Music store sign

The local music shop: a salve for Glasgow weather woes

A look at a few legendary Glasgow bands and the guitar shop they shared in common.

Roxy Roller album cover

#94: Roxy Roller | Sweeney Todd

We continue counting down the Huffington Post’s 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever, with Sweeney Todd’s “Roxy Roller” at #94. Sweeney Todd was a short-lived mid-Seventies glam band formed in Vancouver, Canada’s response, perhaps, to T Rex. The group’s origins are traced to 1973, when Nick Gilder, an English-born singer who grew up in Vancouver, paired […]

#95: Informer | Snow

We’re counting down the Huffington Post’s declaration of Canada’s Best 100 Songs Ever, and at #96 is Snow’s “Informer.” Now, it’s not that I disparage Darrin Kenneth O’Brien’s mad rap skills; they’re quite formidable. I respect the man’s ability, and while this is a hugely recognizable track that enjoyed tremendous chart success in 1993, I […]

"For the Beauty of Wynona"

#96: The Messenger | Daniel Lanois

Counting down HuffPo’s 100 Best Canadian Songs Ever. Daniel Lanois’ “The Messenger” is at #96.