The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) has announced the induction of six influential songs from the Toronto music scenes of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, that will be celebrated at a ticketed concert on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Phoenix Concert Theatre in the city.
Songs included are Let Your Backbone Slide (Maestro Fresh Wes), Rise Up (Parachute Club), (Make Me Do) Anything You Want (A Foot in Coldwater), Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Klaatu), Opportunity (Mandala), and I Would Be the One (Kensington Market).
The song celebration, dubbed DECADES: The Toronto Sound of the ‘60s, ‘70s & ‘80s, is open to the public with tickets available via Ticket Web.
“We’re very excited to honour some of the amazing songs that were inspired by, and reflect, the unique city of Toronto – from a group of talented songwriters, who bring different perspectives from three distinct decades,” said Vanessa Thomas, Executive Director of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. “It will be a night filled with nostalgia, fantastic music, and heart. Many thanks to Crowe Soberman and Gowling WLG for their support of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to produce this inaugural celebration.”
The evening will feature performances by Maestro Fresh Wes, Lorraine Segato (Parachute Club), Alex Machin (A Foot in Coldwater), George Olliver (Mandala), and Keith Mckie (Kensington Market).