In the summer of 1967 I hitch hiked from Victoria to Montreal for Expo…while there I met a young lady from Toronto who remains a friend to this day…returning home to the coast I stopped in Toronto where her mother let me stay a couple nights…Jennie had just acquired Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow and played it non stop while I was there, and this song stands out even as much as the two big hits on the album…
Greg is taking a Christmas break. This will be the last post this year. Greg returns on New Years Day!
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’