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Downie Hometown Tribute Concert Fundraises For Charities

FYI Music News - 20 Jul 2018
According to Bill Welychka, a former MuchMusic personality and now host and producer for CKWS Daily, a show on the local Global affiliate station in Kingston, who has helped organize the Gord Downie Tribute Concert, and is acting as the event's MC, the ...
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Pearl Jam offers tribute to Gord Downie

A Journal of Musical Things (blog) - 15 Jul 2018
Pearl Jam offers tribute to Gord Downie. Take a look at Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament. Notice the t-shirt he chose to wear during the band's July 10 gig in Barcelona, Spain. Nice one, Jeff. (Via Exclaim!) Last night Pearl Jam played in Spain. Jeff Ament wore ...
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A piece of The Tragically Hip has hit the real estate market - 17 Jul 2018
A song that many Canadians turn up the moment it begins to play on the radio is “Poets” by The Tragically Hip. The music video was filmed in the living room and kitchen of a small downtown Kingston, Ont., home. Two decades later, the home has hit the ...
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Queen's grad returns to give back

The Kingston Whig-Standard - 17 Jul 2018
He considers the Hip, and frontman Gord Downie in particular, as influences on his musical career. "I wrote a song back in the fall, shortly after Gord passed away, as a tribute to him and all that he gave to Canadian music and the great memory," he ...
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Magnetic North coming to Dominion

Cape Breton Post - 18 Jul 2018
The band has just signed a two-album production and promotion deal with Isaac Kent and HouseFire Records and will be releasing a single, “Beauty & Love” that pays tribute to Gord Downie, who died of brain cancer in October 2017. That single will be ...
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Letters to the editor, July 19

The Kingston Whig-Standard - 19 Jul 2018
We're looking forward to the official opening on July 26th that will unveil Gord Edgar Downie Pier, the pedestrian bridge, sheltered water area and diving platform. Growing up on the pacific coast, I guess it becomes easy to take those plentiful parks ...
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Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye

New York Times - 18 Oct 2017
In the first week of January 2016, the Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie paid a visit to the Bathouse, the recording complex that his band, the Tragically Hip, owns in a small town outside Toronto. Rising early each morning, he put on a snowsuit ...
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Sled Island picks for Thursday, June 21

Calgary Herald - 21 Jun 2018
Lido Pimienta's Spanish-language album La Papessa bested Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie and Feist to win the 2017 Polaris Prize. Depending on your point of view, this either meant that the jury was bent on pushing forward the most outside artist it could ...
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Gord Downie: 1964–2017 - 18 Oct 2017
Downie was born on Feb. 6, 1964, in Amherstview, Ont., just slightly west of Kingston, to Lorna and Edgar, a travelling salesman turned real estate developer. Gord was the fourth of five children: older siblings Mike, Charlyn and Paula, and younger ...
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Gord Downie's brother says there is more music to come

The Globe and Mail - 26 Mar 2018
Gord Downie's brother Patrick says the late Tragically Hip frontman's most recent album Introduce Yerself was not the end of his music. Downie brothers Patrick and Mike accepted two Juno Awards for the 2017 album Saturday in Vancouver. The Canadian ...
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Gord Downie wasn't just a rock star—he was a real poet, too - 18 Mar 2018
While telling the story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip in his new book, The Never-Ending Present, author Michael Barclay also looks at the social and cultural influences that shaped the quintessentially Canadian band and its singer, who died of ...

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