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A Garden Of Music

Brian Tremblay 18 April 2021 678 125 4

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Back in the day, several memorable venues, a veritable ‘Garden of Music,’ served the Sault music fan very well. Brian saw his first concert, The Stampeders, at the Memorial Gardens. Did you know names like – Bill Haley and the Comets, The Searchers, Tom Jones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Badfinger – played the Gardens? In this episode, Brian explores some great concerts that took place there and elsewhere in town, and a little bit about the performers that graced the stage.

  1. The Stampeders – Ramona
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock
  3. Tom Jones – What’s New Pussycat
  4. Englebert Humperdinck – After The Lovin’
  5. Rush – Closer To The Heart
  6. A Foot In Cold Water – Make Me Do Anything You Want
  7. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Bad To Me
  8. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Little Children
  9. Gerry & The Pacemakers – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
  10. Gerry & The Pacemakers – Ferry Across The Mersey
  11. Badfinger – Come and Get It
  12. Badfinger – No Matter What
  13. Herman’s Hermits – Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter
  14. Herman’s Hermits – Henry the VII
  15. The Troggs – With A Girl Like You
  16. The Troggs – Wild Thing

E8 A Musical Hockey Barn

The Memorial Gardens was ‘A Musical Hockey Barn’ and the place to see name acts in Sault Ste Marie. For decades, it was the Memorial Gardens that was the city’s live performance centrepiece. Brian profiles classic groups who graced the Gardens’ good stage, digging up little known information about the performers.

  1. The Searchers – Needles & Pins
  2. The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love
  3. The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Little Susie
  4. Roy Orbison – Running Scared
  5. Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely
  6. Prism – Spaceship Superstar
  7. Prism – Flyin’
  8. Kim Mitchell – Lager and Ale
  9. Alannah Myles – Still Got This Thing For You
  10. Moxy – Ridin’ High
  11. Goddo – So Walk On
  12. Trooper – Baby Woncha Please Come Home
  13. Trooper – General Hand Grenade

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

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The Sault Memorial Gardens

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