Monday, 28 March 2011

Bravo to Bravo

If you missed Bravo's three-part Yonge Street - Toronto Rock & Roll Stories series on TV last week, you can watch it all online at

What a nostalgia trip for anyone old enough to remember the 1960s bar scene up and down Yonge Street, where you could listen to rock, country, R&B, blues and jazz greats for the price of a beer.

And the electronic Globe and Mail news sign above the Brown Derby seen during the documentary? That was one of the duties of the Globe's copy boy night crew. We would write the headlines, create the ticker tape and insert it in a news reader. 

If you screwed up, downtown Toronto was a witness.

But bravo to Bravo. Great interviews, great music, great memories.

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