Bill King

Bill King

August 5, 2021
by FYI Staff

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is pleased to announce that Bill King is joining the SING!

July 8, 2021
by FYI Staff

Renaissance man Bill King’s latest book, Talk: Conversations in All Key, Vol.

Toronto protest against the Iraq War, March 22, 2003. Photo: Bill King
April 25, 2021
by Bill King

We often reflect on the ‘60s, the unrest, the turmoil, and compare notes. By any stretch of the imagination, 2020 and 2021 are light years beyond the street riots, the freedom marches, and the Klan gangs of the ‘60s for the disruption and unyielding domestic stress levelled on our daily lives.

Meg Remy
March 31, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Two American expats, Meg Remy (pictured) and Bill King, publish memoirs, Reggae Lane celebrates Jamaican culture in Toronto, and Paul Simon sells his catalog. Also in the headlines are UMG, Cream, Iggy Pop, Apple, Pharoah Sanders, Lil Nas X, classical music, The Sex Pistols, Devo, Rob Bowman, Malaco, MLC, and Ariana Grande.

(l-r) Tom Upjohn, Emily Steinwall,Virginia Frigualt-MacDonald, J.P. Saxe, Anwar Knight, TJ Whitlaw, Larnell Lewis
February 17, 2021
by Bill King

The accompanying photo dates to July 23, 2013. The significance of this? The talented people in the photo.

Bill King  Photo: Daniel Ehrenworth
December 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

The fascinating career of renaissance man Bill King (pictured), Doug Chappell and Denise Jones are remembered, and The Band’s Stage Fright gets a deluxe reissue. Also in the headlines are Brian Edwards, the Juno statuette, the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge, The Slocan Ramblers, Blinker The Star, Merck Mercuriadis, Tencent, Concord, Bad Bunny, Jose Feliciano, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Billie Eilish, and Robert Johnson.

Book cover art supplied
December 9, 2020
by Bill King

The musical renaissance man has just published a must-read memoir of his life in ‘60s America. He explains that “in writing the book I wanted to share with the reader the joy of discovery, how music plays a central role in conditioning the heart and soul and take you back when times were freer and police, rednecks and hardhats kicked us around like we were alien garbage.”

Photo: Bill King
December 2, 2020
by Bill King

For most of us, we first heard of the coronavirus through the quarantining of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama in February 202

Photo: Bill King
November 25, 2020
by Bill King

The past nine months have felt like graduate school except this time we’re not skipping classes! There is a path forward and a way out of this economic and human catastrophe. Patience, knowledge, science, and faith…. Be safe!

The Kings: Kristine and Bill.
November 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Bill King is a modern-day Renaissance man: photographer, musical arranger, music producer, songwriter, performer, impresario, author, journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and now a memoirist. His story is one of being in the right place at the right time, and he’s played with the best. He has just published his memoir.

Photo submitted
July 23, 2020
by Bill King

Our intrepid correspondent reflects upon the pandemic blues faced by musicians, life on the road, and gigs from long ago, and offers an excerpt from his upcoming book about the ‘60s.