Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yonge Street/ Rock n' Roll in the 1960's

Just a reminder that Bravo is airing a documentary on the Yonge Street music scene of the 1960's Monday Tuesday and Wednesday March 21/22/23 at 10:00 pm.
Yonge Street: Toronto Rock & Roll Stories EP: 1 (1955-1960) (PG)
Travel back to sleepy and dull Toronto in the 1950's, where they rolled up the sidewalks after dark. There was no rock 'n roll music until that fateful night when Ronnie Hawkins & Levon Helm pulled up in their car from Arkansas, popped the trunk and let that Rock 'n Roll out. Features interviews with Robbie Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, Cathy Young, Grant Smith, Stan Endersby and many more key people in the music scene.
Postcards courtesy of the Chuckman Collection.


  1. I think you mean "Levon Helm"...not "Levin"

  2. You're right. That was pasted directly from Bravo's site!

  3. Hi, I would like to buy the rights to use some of these images for an ad campaign that I am working on? Can you let me know where I could get these photos?

  4. A lot of these are pulled from the internet. However a visit to the Toronto Archives (online) should give you the info you require as well as access to high res scans. I can't grant any usage rights.