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CBC produced programs remembered

Postby Tape Splicer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:25 am

The CBC's "Lets Go" was a teenage memory for me with songs that I could relate to. What was great about the program is that local acts were presenting the music... and one could see the radio personalities ie: Fred and Red.... here is a overview of the program from a site labeled "Queen's Film and Media" (Queens university?)

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Let's Go

Mon 5:30-6:00 p.m., 28 Sep 1964-21 Jun 1965

Mon-Fri 5:30-6:00 p.m., 2 Oct 1967-26 Jun 1968

Disk jockeys Fred Latremouille and Red Robinson were the original hosts of Let's Go, the Vancouver segment of Music Hop (q.v.), seen on Monday afternoons. They introduced music from the hit parade, performed by guests and the house band, a sextet called the Classics. Also featured were singers Bobby Faulds, Mike Campbell, Tom Baird, Susan Pesklevits, and Bonnie Huber.

In 1967, the host was Howie Vickers, and the program moved to Tuesdays in February of that year. Along with the Let's Go band, the show also presented Patty Surbey, Bruce Bissell, Mark Midler, and go-go dancer Toni Sinclair.

The following season, Music Hop, which was stripped in a weekday afternoon time slot, adopted the name of the Vancouver segment, and the daily show was called Let's Go. The Halifax show, on Mondays, featured host Frank Cameron, with Anne Murray and Doug Billard. The Tuesday Montreal edition was hosted by Robert Demontigny. The Toronto show, on Wednesdays, bore the remnants of the original Music Hop series, with Diane Miller, formerly of the Girlfriends, tenor saxophone player Don "D.T." Thompson, Jay Jackson, and Norman Amadio and the New Sounds band. In the Winnipeg show, on Thursdays, Chad Allan--whose own band formed the nucleus of the Guess Who-- introduced new talent. The Vancouver segment, which ended the week, had no regular host. Mike Campbell fronted the first four weeks and Tom Northcott followed him. They introduced such performers as Patty Surbey, Joanie Taylor, and Ed Whiting.

This low budget series operated at a cost of about two thousand dollars a show, and was produced by Allan Angus. Among the writers was Sandy Stern.
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Here is The Guess Who - No Time Left For YOU (Lets Go Version) from Youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMmf7CeAbzU

And below is Chad Allen singing "neon rainbow" (CBC 1967 "Lets Go") also from Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy4lvHH9HuU
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Re: CBC produced programs remembered

Postby Howaboutthat » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:34 am

I hope the cbc is paying good money for all the publicity its getting here
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Re: CBC produced programs remembered

Postby Tape Splicer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:09 pm

No, I haven't been paid a red cent for posting my memories of CBC - but to me at least they are priceless.
Since we had rabbit ears on the the "portable" (in name only) black and white set we could only receive a snoy CHEK 6, a ghost filed KVOS 12. Until Oct 31, 1960 there was no CHAN 8. So CBUT 2 was the clearest picture in town. Eventually Dad hung an antenna head in the living room, which improved the KVoS 12 and CHEK 6 signals quite a bit. (All this before cable).
I recall Bob Fortune during the evening news explaining cloud formations on the blackboard map or showing where the weather ship was located near the Queen Charlotte Islands during his weather forecasts. He made weather easy to understand.
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Re: CBC produced programs remembered

Postby Howaboutthat » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:25 pm

Actually, I was referring to the owner of the website. ;-)
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Re: CBC produced programs remembered

Postby Tape Splicer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:14 pm

I used the links as I could not figure out how to cut and paste the images....

Before CBUT 2 came on the air there was this - I remember waiting for the station to come on and saw this....

"Indian Head Test Card"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RCA_I ... attern.JPG

"CBC television" large black dot with white text (almost like "abc" in the US.
http://chimac.net/wp-content/uploads/20 ... e.svg_.png

"CBUT 2 Logo"
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... 953-76.jpg

"The CBC/Radio Canada over a map of Canada"
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yrW-L4t7Rsk/S ... 8-1966.png
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