Canada's Walk of Fame interviews with inductees Bruce Cockburn, Jully Black and more
Q's Tom Power spoke with Bruce Cockburn, Jully Black, Bret Hart and SATE
On Dec. 4, Canada's Walk of Fame honoured 10 new inductees, ranging from musicians, athletes and a former Canadian senator.
Q's Tom Power had the chance to speak with some of these inductees, including singer-songwriters Bruce Cockburn and Jully Black, wrestling star Bret "the Hitman" Hart and singer SATE (who accepted the award on behalf of her late mother, blues artist Salome Bey).
Find those conversation below.
After five decades in music, iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn has released a greatest hits collection, titled Greatest Hits (1970-2020). He joined Tom Power to look back on his illustrious career and how he feels about getting a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
"I guess it means I'm going to get walked all over," Cockburn said with a laugh. "It's pretty special. I mean, I don't know, what can you say? It's an honour."
Juno-winning singer-songwriter Jully Black has been making music for the last 20 years. You may have seen her on TV, on stage or on Canada Reads where she delivered smart takes on books, race and pop culture.
Now, as one of this year's Canada's Walk of Fame inductees, you'll be able to see her name on a sidewalk in downtown Toronto. Black spoke with Tom Power about her musical journey and how her mom shaped the artist she is today.
"She would say, ... 'Which sidewalk is it going to be?'" Black responded when asked what her mom would think of her accomplishment. "'Make sure it's not underneath some bridge where nobody can see it.'"
Bret "the Hitman" Hart is a hero to generations of Canadian wrestling fans. Now, the five-time WWE Heavyweight Champion is honoured on Canada's Walk of Fame.
He joined Tom Power to tell us what it was like growing up in a wrestling dynasty, why storytelling is so important to his work and how he managed to last for decades in the physically grueling world of wrestling.
"It's a big honour," Hart said of the award. "It really made me feel proud and elevated. It's one thing to be recognized in, let's say, the WWE Hall of Fame.... It's another thing to be recognized by your country."
SATE on Salome Bey
Salome Bey is probably best known as Canada's first lady of the blues. She died last year at the age of 86. Now, the singer-songwriter, actor and composer is being honoured with a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame. Her daughter SATE, an artist in her own right, accepted the award on her behalf.
"She's done so much," SATE told Power. "She's been the first in a lot of places. It's disappointing to me that it took this long, but I'm really grateful that they're recognizing her after all of this time. You know, she's been here for a while."