Child prodigies are a dime a dozen in the world of social network sharing. Mozart, Einstein and a fretwork of violinists are about as commonplace as a daisies in a field of dreams today. At least, that's what YouTube would have us believe and what sets Bill King off in his latest column
Colina Phillips, Sharon Lee Williams and Shawne Jackson were 'The sound of Toronto' for a couple of decades. These three ladies sang both the leads and backgrounds on 90 percent of the commercials you heard on radio and television through the 70s, 80s and 90s. Bill King takes us back to yesterday in this week's featured 'A Conversation with...'
Re: Tom Williams & FACTOR
A bit more information on point. It was Duff Roman who was the progenitor of Musicaction.
As commercial radio becomes increasingly automated, and formats sound the same most everywhere, Apple Music steps forward in allowing DJs to play unfettered by restrictions and format regs. It's a step back as much as a step forward in time.
David Wilcox sits with Bill King for a wide ranging discussion about his life, his mentors and his love of guitars.
Event promoters are busy turning Toronto into a music city, writes Bill King. Now it's time for City Hall to get serious about cutting the excessive bureaucracy that snarls entrepreneurs in red tape. For starters, get rid of onerous fees for permits and stop fining people for postering in public spaces.
Earl Rosen from Marquis Classics offers further reminiscing about the history of FACTOR, while Andrew Forsyth offers two cents on the Voltair radio controversy.
Tom Williams rolls back the years and explains the genesis of FACTOR, John Parikhal wonders about the accuracy of technology used to measure audience rankings and Michelle Summers Henderson sends a note of gratitude for all who remembered "Bubba."
Richard Margison, Valerie Kuinka and Lauren Margison: A family with big music history and even greater talent.
Co-founder of Montreal's internationally renowned jazz festival shares some stories about the musicians that have performed over the years.
Pat Taylor is the face of the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has been running the show for 30 years and he tells some funny stories.
Bill King catches up with St. John's Kim Stockwood famously known for her hit song, "Jerk", and one of the East Coast Music Awards' most nominated artists. Once part of the radio morning show team on EZ Rock Toronto, she discusses life, her passions, and music.