Ottawa gained the moniker “Liverpool of the North” for its robust rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1950s and 60s. Longtime rock radio DJ Jim Hurcombe looks back on the original rock scene in his book Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll.
The Cooper Brothers
Dick Cooper has had quite a career. In the 1970s, he co-founded The Cooper Brothers with his brother Brian and their friend Terry King. Three of their singles charted in the Billboard Hot 100 and they toured extensively with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Charlie Daniels. A very busy and creative person, how is Dick Cooper spending his stay-at-home days?
After 44 years, Ottawa’s legendary Cooper Brothers have maintained their thick sound and solid songwriting with their sixth studio release, Radio Silence.
Rock For Public Services celebrated their 10th anniversary in style Saturday night with amazing performances by The Cooper Brothers, Kathleen Edwards, and Colin James.
The Cooper Brothers, along with a little help from their vast array of musician friends, gave a monumental performance in front of a sold out crowd at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre this past Friday night. It was a celebration of their music, that has stood the test of time, since their first release, Finally, in 1974 under […]