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  1. Those numbers are impressive, congratulations! It always makes me smile when I hear GATW on the radio and it seems to happen frequently. I travel quite a bit due to work and absolutely love listening to good music while I drive (who doesn't right?). I carry a selection of music with me but enjoy seeking out local stations to mix things up. I have a very vivid memory of being in Minnesota this past summer on a very sunny day, clear highway, windows down, radio tuned into an oldies or classic rock station and singing along loudly and then...GATW came on the radio. It was perfection. Linda
  2. Burton has just recently started to perform Dream of a Child again in concert. It's so wonderful to hear that one live even if he didn't write it. It "sounds" like a song that he would have written. Most of the time he tours with a band out of Toronto called the Carpet Frogs, very tight sound. Their sound is spot on. He's also started to add a few solo shows to his schedule, just Burton and the piano. Blackhawkpat, I was at that show at the Arcada in St. Charles in September, Burton with the Zombies. Fantastic venue and what a great night of music! Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent still have it and the crowd was very enthusiastic. Would have been a great place to have Charlemagne on the setlist. I took a few pictures of the "Legend of Charlemagne" fox statues on the bridge over the Fox River. Yes Marvin, you are absolutely right, Kurt Winter and Randy Bachman made huge contributions to many of those songs that the Guess Who are so fondly remembered for. Just an outstanding string of unforgettable music. Burton has had a videographer, Lillian Sarafian, capturing concerts, rehearsals and backstage moments for many years now. They've been working on putting some of it together on a series of dvds called "RUFF". The first volume is in the finishing stages and should be released before Christmas. It should be interesting.
  3. I've seen Burton numerous times over the past few years and three times this year. I try never to miss the opportunity if he's in the area. He puts on a superb show and sounds fantastic. He recently played Massey Hall in Toronto and simply awed the audience. I don't know how he can manage to sound better each time I see him but, he does. He released an album last fall with cuts taken from two previous Massey Hall concerts. If you get a chance, give it a listen, you won't be disappointed at all. The album you mention "Above the Ground" contains some of his best writing to date, in my opinion. Here's a video from his concert at Massey in September. He opened with a JJ Cale number. Caught us all by surprise but we loved it.
  4. Hi everyone! I just discovered this site a few days ago and I am so happy to be here. I've taken a look around and really like what I have seen so far. So wonderful to find a place like this where people can share their love of a great artist and great music. Music, it's all about the music. Can't imagine what life would be like without it.
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