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TBT: Circa mid-70s. Me with Patsy Gallant (“New York To LA”) and Jim McKenna, Producer / Host of Montreal TV series Like Young. Both Patsy and I were on Attic Records at the time.
Photo: Tony Tobias

TBT: Throwing back to mid 1970's and this promotional post card designed by Comic book artist John Allison. Photo by Tony Tobias. This was around the time of the Attic release of Ken's single "Lady Luck". #kentobias #kentobiasmusic #music #spotify #applemusic #canadianartist #canadianmusic

Can you name the Canadian songwriters in this photo? These are the recipients of the 1988 PROCAN CRYSTAL AWARD. PROCAN was the forerunner of what is now SOCAN.

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#TBT. From our archives. Where it all began. The Ramblers 1963. Folk group. Saint John, New Brunswick. L-R: Bob Bonnell; Tony Tobias; Ken Tobias; Mike Waye. Performing on CHSJ TV. Photo: Ian MacEachern.

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TBT: Circa mid-70s. Me with Patsy Gallant (“New York To LA”) and Jim McKenna, Producer / Host of Montreal TV series Like Young. Both Patsy and I were on Attic Records at the time.
Photo: Tony Tobias

#TBT. From our archives. Where it all began. The Ramblers 1963. Folk group. Saint John, New Brunswick. L-R: Bob Bonnell; Tony Tobias; Ken Tobias; Mike Waye. Performing on CHSJ TV. Photo: Ian MacEachern.

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TBT: Poster from my 1976 album Siren Spell. Painting and graphics by John Allison who was also a contributor to Marvel comics and to the Cosmos TV series.

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I am happy to be included as one of the Canadian Music pioneers in the book: "As The Years Go Passing By... Conversations with Canada's Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers" by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray. And I'm on the cover too. Check it out: triviaguys.com

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One of the major milestones in Ken's career was his stint as a cast member of the long-running CBC-TV show Singalong Jubilee. Did you know that when Ken and Anne Murray sang their duets that it was Ken who did the high harmonies? Anne was the low voice. Their singing together was magical. Here's a clipping from our archives from the Evening Times Globe (1968) showing the cast. Can you name some of the others in the photo? Someone marked an arrow to point out Ken. Mother? Lol.

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Looking forward to attending the Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Wednesday. As you can see, as an inductee, I am in great company. Should be fun and of course it is a great honour for me. And to top it off, I am thrilled that my friend, recording artist @jessicarhayemusic will be performing one of my songs.

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Next week I will be honoured by being inducted into the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame. I suspect that my years as a member of the cast of the CBC TV show Singalong Jubilee (1960s) was one of my career milestones that contributed to my induction. Here is a photo of the Singalong cast. Can you name the cast members in the photo?

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Can you name the Canadian songwriters in this photo? These are the recipients of the 1988 PROCAN CRYSTAL AWARD. PROCAN was the forerunner of what is now SOCAN.

#kentobias #kentobiasmusic #singersongwriter #hitsongs #applemusic #spotify #canadianmusic #canadianartist #music #socan

Did you know that on this day in 1971 the song STAY AWHILE, written by Ken Tobias and recorded by The Bells, reached No. 7 on the BILLBOARD singles chart? Did you also know that a few radio stations refused to play Stay Awhile because it was deemed too sexual?

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Another one of the great talents I had the pleasure to work with was legendary engineer/mastering engineer/producer Nick Blagona. Nick is a fountain of stories which he treated me to while we worked on my music in a series of sessions.

Nick was a partner in Le Studio: Morin Heights which was a groundbreaking studio in Québec where the world's biggest artists stayed and recorded in a remote location.
Later he worked out of Metalworks and Jukassa among others.

Some of the behind the scenes stories involving the likes of the Rolling Stones I can't repeat. But think of this....Nick has points (residuals)from his work on incredibly successful projects including Saturday Night Fever with the Bee Gees and Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple. It was fascinating to hear his inside scoop on unusual artists like Cat Stevens (he calls him Steve) with whom he recorded three albums. In addition he worked with the Police, Kim Mitchell, Alexisonfire, The Moody Blues and others too numerous to mention. You can imagine what it is like for me to get the benefit of those golden ears.

As an aside, I have to tell you to check out his hilarious theme song " I Want To Work With Nick Blagona" which was recorded for him by musicians from the soundtrack to O Brother where Art Thou.

Next up, my time with Jeff Healey.

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