Can-Con 45 Of The Day - August 23

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - August 23

Postby radiofan » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1974 ... Bill Amesbury and "Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMA1fIBQPS0

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - August 23

Postby Richard Skelly » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:51 am

Yorkville definitely boasted one of the most colourful labels of the late '60s/early '70s indies. Surprising since they were an offshoot of ARC which had one of the drabbest. To hear Virginia, you'd picture Bill Amesbury as a standard, handsome hetero vocalist. Bill later transitioned to Barbra Amesbury and became a Toronto socialite-philanthropist.

Before that, however, Bill had one more masterpiece: A Thrill's A Thrill. It was a sort of subdued Walk On The Wild Side that, in retrospect, hinted at the composer's imminent life changes. Long John Baldry did an epic version of that largely spoken-word-with-soaring-chorus arrangement. Mitch Ryder also covered it. Between that and Virginia, Bill/Barbra made two significant contributions to CanCon rock.
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