Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired during the summer of 1969 and 1970; repeated in 1972.
This weekly half-hour music program was produced by Sydney Banks in Montreal. Banks was responsible for Let’s Sing Out and Brand New Scene, both successful variety shows. This show was hosted by Gilbert Price, a young singer with Broadway experience, making his debut on Canadian television. The house band was called 3’s A Crowd, consisting of Colleen Peterson, Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Dennis Pendrith and Richard Patterson, most of whom are still active in music. The format was essentially blues-based with guests Josh White, Lonnie Johnson, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Mike and Judy Callahan, Johnny Nash, Terry Ber, Dick Smith, and Ed Evanko.
Written by John Corcelli – May, 2006