Video | Sep 16, 2011 | 6:31

75th (extras): 75 years of music - Episode 4

You might think that 'American Idol' and its ilk were revolutionary in introducing the concept of a singing competition. Well, think again. Way back in the 1950s, CBC Radio had a program called 'Opportunity Knocks' that set out to find Canada’s best singers. In 1951 one of the contestants was a 20-year-old Maureen Forrester.

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