Relive the Yorkville Sound of the 60s – Hippies, Folk Music and Early Rock & Rol

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Arts & Culture – Bill V – On Friday, October 21st, there will be a FREE concert at the Toronto Reference Library. Relive Yorkville’s magical music scene of the ‘60s and come out and enjoy the spirit of the ’60s.

Artists, students, tourists and the simply curious flocked to its narrow boulevards to take in a poetry reading, check out an art gallery or listen to the music of future stars like Ian & Sylvia, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot.  The CBC did many live interviews at the time and they really give one the authentic flavor of the period – and in the actual voices of the people at that time.

For one night, on Friday, October 21st, 7-10 pm, the Toronto Reference Library will take you back to a time when Yorkville was the hub of Canada’s bohemian scene, Toronto’s equivalent of New York’s Greenwich Village or San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district.  There will be with free performances by:

  • Klaas Von Graft and Judith Orban
  • Chick Roberts, Harvey Kotler and Eddie Sokoloff of The Sinners, a Toronto band which released two albums in 1968 including one named Go Go Trudeau
  • Tony Quarrington a guitarist and songwriter who collaborated with Chick Roberts on his album Blue Turning Gray
  •  Performer Dede Higgins, a regular at the popular Yorkville club and coffeehouse
  • Keith McKie, lead singer and guitarist of Kensington Market (one of Canada’s most stylistically innovative early rock groups)  with John Jacksonand Scott Kennedy
  • Stan Endersby guitarist with The TrippLivingston’s Journey and many other bands
  • Rick Fruchtman bassist with The Passing Fancy, a rock band which had many regional hits throughout Canada
  • Juno Award winner, songwriter and guitarist  Cathy Young
  •  George Olliver vocalist with The Rogues and Mandala, a popular early R & B group which opened for The Byrds and The Rolling Stones.
  • And much more!

The Yorkville Sound

Friday, October 21, 7-10 PM
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.