May 21, 2015 | 54:59Rewind Billie Holiday Sings the Blues Audio
Rewind Billie Holiday Sings the Blues May 21, 2015 | 54:59One hundred years after Billie Holiday's birth, she remains an icon for jazz singers. And as one critic said- although she sang jazz, she changed American pop music as well. An hour of music and interviews by and about Lady Day.
Sep 8, 2011 | 7:26Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 6) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 6) Sep 8, 2011 | 7:26Allan McFee spent more than 52 years at CBC Radio, starting in 1937, when he joined the announce staff. Allan McFee was charming and entertaining, irreverent and ornery. Allan had a reputation early on as a rebel at CBC, clashing with producers and bureaucrats who tried in vain to make him toe the line. There are many Allan McFee stories- for instance, he always carried a special pen so he could scribble “POOP” across memos from CBC managers...there was the time he set fire to a memo he didn’t like that was posted on a bulletin board. The time he dotted the studio ceiling with asparagus tips he'd thrown in the air. And for almost a year he delivered the weather forecast for Dribble Lake, Ontario. Except that there was no Dribble Lake, Ontario. Besides general announce duties, Allan hosted Eclectic Circus. It was full of music, stories and a lot of the McFee brand of whimsy.
Sep 19, 2013 | 54:59Rewind Ben Johnson: A Hero Disgraced Audio
Rewind Ben Johnson: A Hero Disgraced Sep 19, 2013 | 54:59A look back at a defining moment in Canadian sports: the Ben Johnson drug scandal. Twenty-five years ago, Johnson won gold with a world record in the 100-metres at the Seoul Olympics. The celebration didn't last long.
Apr 9, 2015 | 54:59Rewind Mordecai Richler Audio
Rewind Mordecai Richler Apr 9, 2015 | 54:59It only took fourteen years after he died, but finally the great Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler is being recognised by his home city of Montreal. Rewind looks back at the career of Mordecai Richler, brash gadfly and literary giant.
Mar 4, 2011 | 54:59Rewind How the Beatles Changed the World Audio
Rewind How the Beatles Changed the World Mar 4, 2011 | 54:59The year was 1967, and the Beatles were busy changing the sound of music. The album Sergeant Pepper had just been released, and its look and sound was startlingly innovative. Even CBC Radio sat up and took notice. A journalist called Peter Gzowski decided to put together a documentary about the Beatles, which aired in May 1967. It was called “How the Beatles Changed the World.”
Feb 2, 2012 | 54:59Rewind Remembering CBC's Allan McFee Audio
Rewind Remembering CBC's Allan McFee Feb 2, 2012 | 54:59Today on Rewind we take a loving look at Allan McFee- a true original and one of the characters of CBC Radio who made his mark with listeners for more than 52 years. He began his career with the CBC in 1937 and – except for a three-year stint in the army during the Second World War – stayed right here until he retired in 1991.
Jun 5, 2014 | 54:59Rewind D-Day - 70 Years Later Audio
Rewind D-Day - 70 Years Later Jun 5, 2014 | 54:592014 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most significant days in Canadian history. June 6 , 1944 known as D-Day, and it marks the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Sounds and stories from the soldiers and reporters who were there.