Bill King

Bill King

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.

March 30, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The self-published 434-page anthology compiles 72 of his interviews into Volume 1 with first-person stories old and new provided by Andy Kim, Jim Cuddy, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jann Arden, Diana Krall, Bif Naked, Bruce Cockburn, Oscar Peterson, Frank Mills and Jeff Healey.

Lennon Stella  Facebook photo
March 16, 2020
by Kerry Doole

SaskMusic sets up a fund in the wake of COVID-19. Lennon Stella (pictured) releases a new single, and Bill King publishes a book of his insightful interviews. Others in the news include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Austin scene, Ellen Davidson, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Lou Canon, and farewell Genesis P-Orridge.

Oscar Peterson  Photo: Juno Awards
November 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.

Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus   Photo: Global
August 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured) are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards. Smith is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year.