Psychedelic rock in Yorkville 1966-1968; the afterlife of the Toronto Sound

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture by:
Dr. Mike Daley

The music scene in Yorkville continued to evolve into the late 1960s. The expansion of rock music in the U.S. and Britain spawned an age of greater creativity and musical exploration. Newer groups like the Paupers, Kensington Market and the Tripp rode the peak of the Yorkville scene. At the same time, powerful interests were planting the seeds for the essential shutdown of Yorkville as a hippie haven. While much of the counterculture moved along Bloor Street to Rochdale College, the Canadian rock scene was about to grow up. The Guess Who from Winnipeg was a breakout success in 1969 with “These Eyes” and Canuck Rock was on its way.

About The Lecturer

Dr. Mike Daley

Dr. Mike Daley holds a Ph.D in music from York University and has lectured at several universities and retiree learning programmes around Toronto. He is a musicologist, specializing in the history of popular music. Mike has also toured the U.S. and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey, the Travellers and others, and has appeared on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer.