Canadian

I will be using the largest possible definition of Music with a Canadian connection on this page. Most, but not all of it, qualifies as Canadian Content by CRTC regulations.

Listed alphabetically by Artist.

  • Lighthouse
    • ┬áLike Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears, Lighthouse exemplified the new Large Group concept of the late 1960s, featuring a Horn section reminiscent of the Big Band era.
      1. If There Ever Was a Time
        • First single from their first (self-titled) album (1969)
        • I first heard it as I prepped for my first show on CKSF, Simon Fraser University’s campus station, the evening of October 31, 1969, and played it on the air that evening
        • Charted briefly on both CKLG Vancouver and CHUM Toronto
      2. One Fine Morning
        • Biggest hit of the group’s career, peaking at #2 in Canada on RPM’s chart, and #24 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100
        • I have always preferred the longer album version (5:17) and played it frequently on the air at CFPR Prince Rupert during my Saturday Morning Show
  • Tranquility Base
    • Barely qualifying as a One Hit Wonder, Tranquility Base was also home to Ian Thomas, before his success as a solo artist (16 singles charted on RPM’s chart).
      1. If You’re Really Lookin’
        • First and only single peaked at #24 on RPM and #27 on CHUM; there never was an album
        • Released on CD in 2008 on Volume 2 of the Made in Canada – Our Rock ‘n’ Roll History series
        • While at UBC Radio, which ran UBC’s campus station (CYVR, now CiTR-FM), an older member named Bill began playing this on the air, and several of us followed suit