Bernie Finkelstein on Mulligan Stew
His book is called True North
. To read about Bernie Finkelstein
’s life is to read about the birth of Canada’s music industry - the first years of careers that are still being played out (Joni Mitchell, Neil Young) and also, the re-shaping of Canada’s radio stations. It was Bernie who helped to shape Canadian Content at a time when radio had no interest in supporting our own music. He also recorded, managed and directed the careers of Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLachlan, Carole Pope, Barney Bentall, Dan Hill, Steven Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and many more.
His record label was also called True North..which spoke volumes about a guy so talented that he could have stayed in New York and worked with Albert Grossman, the Manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin etc. But he came home to Toronto and made us a better country.
In hour two of Mulligan Stew
this Saturday we feature an interview with a great storyteller, Bernie Finkelstein.Mulligan Stew
airs Saturday, July 14 from 5-7pm.