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Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair and Rock ‘N’ Roll Dreams

The Story


In this 1988 interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair and Gord Downie talk about the ups and downs of being in a rock 'n' roll band, as well as their long-term dreams.

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: Oct. 2, 1988
Guests: Gord Sinclair, Gord Downie
Duration: 2:31

Did You know?


• In the interview, both Gord Sinclair and Gord Downie talk about hoping to be playing in the band 20 years in the future. That's exactly what happened: Downie, Sinclair and their bandmates were still playing together a quarter of a century later.

• In the years that followed this interview, The Tragically Hip became an iconic Canadian rock band. The band was inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

• Downie died in October 2017, after revealing the year before that he had been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer.


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