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Rare 1973 Documentary About Canadian Music Scene Unearthed

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

rOCK-A-BYEFYI Music News and Eric Alper have shared a rarely seen documentary about the Canadian music scene made in 1973. David Farrell at FYI Music News writes:

Rock-A-Bye is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Canadian music industry and youth-culture scene of 1973. Things you’ll see include: Outside the Montréal Forum at a Rolling Stones concert kids try to score hash. Cool on-stage footage of the Stones performing, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Close-up of Jack Daniels bottles sitting on guitar amps. Mick tosses buckets of water into the audience. Concert tickets cost $7.00!

Zal Yanovsky (former Lovin’ Spoonful) blows out dozens of four-letter words describing the music and teen culture of 1973. He talks about getting busted for drugs and working with the police for a few days ratting out dealers so he can get out of his charges! Ronnie Hawkins talks about his rock and roll beginnings in the 1950s and performs “Bo Diddley” on stage. Muddy Waters plays live on stage in a small club.

Alice Cooper gets mauled by fans (guys not girls!) at the airport and has to run for his life! Alice keeps a concert audience waiting 2 ½ hours so he can watch a hockey game then hacks up a baby doll on stage during the song “Dead Babies.” Ah, the good old days!

To keep reading and watch the film, CLICK HERE


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