Saturday Music Memories – American Woman and My Hometown

I am from Winnipeg, Canada and love where I grew up. Every time I hear this week’s “Saturday Music Memory” I just feel darn proud!

Many people don’t realize that Winnipeg was a music factory in the 70’s, and has continued to put out great acts over the years. Do you remember that classic rock gem called American Woman? The Guess Who put Winnipeg on the map in 1970 when this song reached number 1!

You may recognize the names of Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman specifically. I have attached The Guess Who’s Wikipedia page for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guess_Who

Their history of success, break-ups, reunions, and changes are quite remarkable.

Burton Cummings has had a very successful solo career, while Randy Bachman went on to form BTO (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) in the mid 70’s. They had many hits, including the very popular “Taking Care of Business”.

But these boys have always been better together than apart in my opinion.  I have attached a live 9+ minute jam of American Woman from Burton Cummings’ YouTube Channel.

The legendary Neil Young is also from Winnipeg, among others. I included a link highlighting a history of music in my hometown!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Manitoba#Recent_rock_and_pop_music

Enjoy this video and history lesson of music in my hometown!

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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on April 6, 2013, in Saturday Music Memories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Hi Tim, thanks for the music history trivia lesson, I love BTO, The Guess Who and Neil Young. I haven’t listened to them in years thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  2. Did you know Neil Young and Rick James (yes the Funkster) use to play in band together when they were youngsters in Winnipeg?

    Bizarre but true.

    Be encouraged!

  3. Got to see an article in the lighter vein.

    Have been a rock fan for over 35 years. Heard a lot of BTO when the music fever was at its peak … Neil Young is still a part of my playlist. Love so many of his songs.

    Enjoyed reading your article.

  4. Typo … I meant …. Good to see an article in a lighter vein. 🙂

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