Downtown

Toccata in G minor, BWV 915

I am always a bit thrilled when I find two artists I admire to also have a mutual admiration. Or in this case half of that equation: Glenn Gould’s weakness for a good pop tune, as well as a certain singer: Downtown and Petula Clark respectively. After Gould ceased performing he did the occasional radio documentary for the CBC. In this broadcast, Searching for Petula Clark, he recounts his 1967 experience driving across northern Ontario listening to Top-40 radio. He takes awhile to get there and his musings are pure Gould. No pun intended. I do not think Ms. Clark’s response was ever noted.

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