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Stan Rogers shows off his first guitar

The Story

Still perspiring and toting his guitar from an energetic performance of Fogarty's Cove, Stan Rogers sits down in the guest's chair on CBC-TV's late-night talk show Canada After Dark. Born in Ontario but tracing his roots to Guysborough County, N.S., Rogers has been playing guitar since the age of five -- and he's brought the guitar, a miniature made by his uncle, to prove it. Rogers's evocative songs have made him well-known on the Canadian folk circuit by 1978, and in this interview he talks about the provenance of what would become one of his most famous: Barrett's Privateers.  

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: Nov. 30, 1978
Program: Canada After Dark
Host: Paul Soles
Guest: Stan Rogers
Duration: 7:44

Did You know?

• While returning from a folk festival in Texas, Rogers was one of 23 passengers who died in a fire aboard an Air Canada flight in Cincinnati on June 2, 1983. He was 33 and left behind his wife Diane, two sons and two daughters. 

•  Watch a retrospective of Rogers's life and career from CBC News on the 30th anniversary of his death.


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