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The History of popular music

Based on Scott`s long-running CBC and Internet feature, The Musical Almanac, THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC tells the stories behind current musical anniversaries  The stories range from the Big Band era, Broadway, the Movies, jazz, the pre-rock years, the early rock years, the British Invasion, and the post-Sixties musical scene.

Scott THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC for audiences at speaking engagements.

“I received several notes and comments from attendees, saying how much they enjoyed Scott’s presentation.
His anecdotes coupled with the use of audio/video clips really enhanced the presentation and brought life to many of our musical memories.”
♪  Murray [event organizer]


Scott’s main theme is The Seminal Moments - the events and the artists that changed musical history. Stories include:

The record considered the beginning of the rock era, which began as the b-side of a forgotten novelty tune
and was almost forgotten until Hollywood gave it the push it needed;

The night Elvis Presley’s first record was heard on the radio, while the future King of Rock’n’Roll hid in terror;

The song that Paul McCartney woke up with one morning, which he called Scrambled Eggs,
and which became one of the most-recorded songs in history:

Two of the best-selling albums of all-time, both from the Seventies, and both by
bands that were barely on speaking terms.


Scott can also create other presentations on request, such as:


♪ The Canadian Contribution - how Canada became an international force in popular music
♪ The Beatles & the British Invasion
♪ The Elvis Story
♪ The Music of Broadway & Hollywood

Scott can be booked by clicking here.

Scott will also post significant anniversary posts on this site.


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5 December 2016

A special edition of the Musical Almanac telling the story of the unsung Canadian heroes behind the School of Rock.


1 July 2017

An edition of the Musical Almanac
remembering the Fiftieth anniversary of
Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Why do we Sing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve?
Blame Canada.