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—Grant Avenue Studio (Canada)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Grant Avenue Studio was started in 1971 by Canadian producer Daniel Lanois with his brother, Bob, in their parents’ basement in Hamilton, Ontario. The studio has functioned for over 25 years as a homely, out-of-the-way, handcrafted...
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...The contributions of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot helped to define the folk-pop sound through the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Ontario in 1938, Lightfoot’s musical ability was recognized early and by five he was singing...

—Reprise Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Reprise Records was founded in 1961 by Frank Sinatra and managed by the influential executive Mo Ostin. Its initial roster abounded with the era’s mainstream artists, among them Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. It was not a financially...

Toronto, ON

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,500,000 (2004) Situated in the southwestern part of Ontario, Toronto is the capital of this province and the economic and cultural capital of Canada. Occupied by indigenous people shortly after the ice age...

Folk Music (North American)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...As a dimension of popular music in North America, folk comprises three distinct but overlapping components: music regarded as the traditional product of various ethnic groups, the music specific to the folk revival of the mid-twentieth...