I was working at Attic Records, a large independent record company based in Toronto. We distributed…
Art,Music,National Hockey League / Nov-2015
Last spring, I happened to be talking to Darcy Regier, the former Buffalo Sabres general manager,…
Music / Nov-2015
Al Iafrate was nuts about music. From the second he showed up, you could tell that he was a different dude. Russ Courtnall, Al and I lived together in the Westbury Hotel.
Buffalo Sabres,Music / Oct-2015
A local disc jockey, Danny Nebrith, read the story and said, “How’d you like to go into a recording studio and make an album?” When you’re a kid, everything seems like fun.
Harold Ballard,Los Angeles Kings,Music,Red Kelly,Toronto Maple Leafs / Oct-2015
For the first few years, Harold Ballard didn’t know my name. He called me ‘Bob.’ But I liked him well enough. I once told him, “I don’t care what you pay me, as long as you sign my cheques,” and he thought that was pretty hilarious, so we got along well.
Music / Sep-2015
I was introduced to music as a kid in Northern Ontario. I was in an orchestra in which I played a string instrument very similar to the Russian balilaika– a tamburica– which was Croatian in origin.
Montreal Canadiens,Music / Sep-2015
We were both 14 years old going to Fisherville Junior High in Willowdale in 1966, right at the start of the psychedelic era.
Music / May-2015
From the backyard pond to the game’s most iconic rinks, music has soundtracked the game of hockey, intertwined with some of the greatest names like Valeri Kharlamov to Al Iafrate.