February 5, 2010


(Poster for a Tom Northcott gig in Vancouver, 1968)

Heading back into oldies territory tonight. Tom Northcott is better known in his native Canada than here in the States, even though he had a couple of hits on U.S. airwaves in the late 1960's. This track, the Harry Nillson song 1941 did rather well on the charts here. It's produced by Leon Russell (before his solo career and around the time he was tinkering with the concept group Asylum Choir with Marc Benno) and Northcott almost gets drowned out by the musical pyrotechnics, but it's still a well produced track.

Northcott won a Best New Artist Juno award in 1971, but never really became a household name down here. He later co-founded Mushroom Studios in Vancouver and put performing on ice for a while.

One of a long list of overlooked artists of the 1960s.

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