Music History

Published on October 19th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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That Time When Gord Downie Performed with a High School Band

Back in 2012, the Tragically Hip were in Fort Albany, Ontario, for something called The Great Moon Gathering, a celebration of Cree culture. Part of the event included a performance by a young band called Northern Revolution who landed the opening slot for the Hip in the Peetabek school gym. Gord thought he might sit in. The song? “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”

Read the full story at the CBC.




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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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