Published Mar 11, 2011With the Juno Awards celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the Canadian celebration has been looking back on the last 40 years with a series of concerts. In addition to the live performances, the Junos have commissioned a documentary series exploring the Toronto music scene. Directed by Canadian mainstay Bruce McDonald, Yonge Street - Toronto Rock & Roll Stories is coming to your television set later this month.
The three-part series documents Toronto's storied musical history as it existed on Yonge Street from 1955 to 1970. Along the way, luminaries like Robbie Roberston, Daniel Lanois, Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins and John Kay are interviewed, among many others. In the end, it explores how the influx of strip clubs ultimately ended the glory days of the Yonge Street music scene.
Yonge Street - Toronto Rock & Roll Stories is set to premiere on Bravo! later this month, with an hour-long special airing each night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from March 21 to March 23. A sample of the series is available below.