29 August 2007

Requiescat in Pace: "Dr. Music" - Doug Riley, 1945-2007

One of Canada's greatest musicians died suddenly of a massive heart attack on Monday. Doug Riley, known as Dr. Music, was a superb jazz artist, gifted composer, and musical director of the Famous People Players. There is a tremendous void in Canada's musical landscape today.

Here's a video from the 2006 Canada's Walk of Fame show, featuring Dr. Music, together with Paul Shaffer, Joey DeFrancesco, and Lonnie Smith on Hammond B3s.

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1 comment:

Jonathan Kohl said...

Wow. You don't see four B3s in action on a stage every day. Cool video, sad circumstances.