Ongoing History of New Music

Published on October 27th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 798: A Remembrance of Gord Downie, Part 1

This is for fans of Gord and the Tragically Hip. Sit back, listen, remember, smile.

Songs heard on this show (almost all are live performances taken from various archives):

So Hard Done By

2000 Light Years from Home/The Changeling

Baby Please Don’t Go

Reformed Baptist Blues

Smalltown Bring Down

She Didn’t Know

New Orleans is Sinking

Three Pistols

Locked in the Trunk of a Car

Playlister Eric Wilhite contributes this.

Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 798: A Remembrance of Gord Downie, Part 1

  1. David C. says:

    Hello Alan,

    Love the ongoing history and just finished Gord Downie part 1. I know this might be a little nit picky but but I have 2 little things.
    1. Gord was from Amherstview not Amherstvill
    And 2. The Ernestown jets the team he played for was and still are from Amherstview as well. Amherstview was once in a township called Ernestown hens the Ernestown part yes there is a small village near call Ernestown. Boy I said Ernestown a lot there sorry about that.
    I know this might be a small thing but as a kid who grew up there in the 80s and 90s and has come back as and adult Gord, the hip and home mean a lot to me.

    Thank you for you time.

    David Carson

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