Lively music for the teen set
(CBC Still Image Collection)
This advertisement appeared in Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 1966 edition of the CBC Times.
The CBC Times was a weekly program guide that was published to help Canadians keep track of programming on radio and television.
The ad promotes "lively music for the teen set" on the television program Music Hop
Music Hop was aimed at young Canadians and featured singers, dancers and instrumentalists on the program five days a week from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The program was a similar idea to American Bandstand
, with a mix of pop and rock music. The show encompassed titles from each city: Monday was Let's Go
from Vancouver, Tuesday was Jeunesse Oblige
from Montreal, Wednesday was Hootenanny
from Winnipeg, Thursday was the original Music Hop
from Toronto and Friday was Frank's Bandstand
from Halifax. It aired from 1963-1967.
Alex Trebek served as host during its first season. It was later hosted by Dave Mickie. The hosts would typically introduce guest musicians and its series of regular performers while the teens in the audience danced.
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