Bill King

Bill King

Santa Clara
June 29, 2018
by Bill King

Getting lost on a visit to Cuba nearly 25 years ago forged a strong friendship with a young local musician. A tearful reunion in Toronto last week brought back vivid memories and reaffirmed the power of music.

Bill and Kristine standing tall and proud this side of the bridge
January 26, 2018
by Bill King

I was relieved when the first break arrives. I slipped into the men’s room and was having a leak when this drunken character walks in and says, “Get the fuck away from the piss pot. I have a score to settle.” He then pulls out a handgun and shoots the urinal dead centre. My ears pop...

Marvin's bro, Frankie Gaye
January 4, 2018
by Bill King

A tale of lunacy, drunks, guns, rip-off artists and jack-asses that think they can spin an audience and get paid for it. Wild Bill King rides shotgun for these third-rate actors and not only  lives to tell the story but has fourty bucks to show for it. Cool or what?

Bill King at his Toronto home on April 14, 2015  (Chris Young)
January 3, 2018
by Bill King

In 1968, Bill King left his job as MD with Janis Joplin's band to serve ten months in a military uniform, then hitchhiked to Canada with partner Kris to find refuge from the American War. Part two of his epic story.

December 15, 2017
by Bill King

I left behind the music director seat with Janis Joplin in late 1968, served ten months in a military uniform, then hitchhiked the interstates and backroads of New York state in the dead of fall, endured uncertainty, and eventually found refuge in Canada.

On stage together: Shakura and John
December 13, 2017
by External Source

I just woke up and found out that John Mays had passed. My first thought was to bury my head under the covers and sleep for 1 million years, but that would not be honouring John Mays...

Kim Stockwood
October 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The acclaimed singer/songwriter from Newfoundland makes a welcome return with a mini-album comprising fresh versions of some of her favourite songs. The poetic Ron Hynes-written title cut features her pure voice accompanied by King's fluent piano and poignant violin by Ben Mink.

The incomparable Mr. RCA himself, Ed Preston
August 31, 2017
by Bill King

I feel fortunate to catch up with Ed Preston who many know as Mr RCA, but judging from this interview I think Ed would have loved to talk more about playing the drums.

John Dexter
June 16, 2017
by Bill King

Dexter co-managed Carly Rae Jepsen during the massively successful, “Call Me Maybe” single. He has bundled all of his experiences and successes and poured them into A&R Lab.

June 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

Terra Lightfoot joins Whitehorse at Massey Hall in the Live At… series on Dec. 8.

Jeff Squires
May 18, 2017
by Bill King

It was the fall of 1989 and “Music Box Dancer” Frank Mills was jetting around the east coast of Canada riding shotgun in a van with a few side musi