Gina (Davis) Cayer (MCHS ’67) has compiled an MCHS 2015 playlist

Gina (Davis) Cayer has developed a playlist for the MCHS 2015 Reunion. Some of the related YouTube links, that she has posted at Facebook to date, can be accessed here:

Music Videos & Sound Files

We are using the current post to add links to the playlist.

We’ll begin with:

Give Peace a Chance – John Lennon – Yoko Ono

Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton

Grateful Dead ends 50-year career

A July 3, 2015 Wired article is entitled: “Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers.”

A July 9, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Joni Mitchell’s friend remains in charge of singer’s medical care, judge decides.”

A July 12, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Bob Dylan’s plug-in 50 years ago is still electrifying: Playing Maggie’s Farm on a Fender Stratocaster shocked the folkies but opened many musical doors.”

A July 23, 2015 New York Times article is entitled: “Review: ‘Dylan Goes Electric!’ Considers Folk, Rock and a ’60s Divide.”

John Travolta e Olivia Newton-John juntos depois de 35 anos!

The Beach Boys – Fun Fun Fun

The Beatles – Through the Years

A blog post regarding the Beatles:

1960s-era documentary films by the Maysles brothers and The Meaning of Human Existence (2014)

Keith Hampshire – First Cut Is The Deepest

Chicago – Colour My World

A Foot In Coldwater – (Make Me Do) Anything You Want

Preville Big Band In the Mood

Jimmie Rodgers Kisses Sweeter than Wine

Greatest Music Hits of the 60’s -Vol.1 (full songs)

Dance Movie Medley

Moon River

Roy Orbison – Crying

The Ventures – Wipe Out

The Ventures “Walk Don’t Run”

The Shangri Las Leader Of The Pack

The Wrecking Crew – This is a preview for a documentary about a group of studio musicians called The Wrecking Crew.

Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl lyrics

The Del Satins

Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes (Live Video Version)

“Nowhere Man” (Live) by The Beatles (1966)

Lynn Anderson – I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (BBC Top Of The Pops)

Bread – The Best of Bread (1973)

Dion & The Del-Satins – Runaround Sue

Little Richard – Keep a Knockin

Ana Vidovic plays Yesterday Arr. Tōru Takemitsu

Beatles-Yesterday (official music video)

Marty Butler

Marty Butler – “Take Another Look”

Posts that mention Marty Butler (MCHS ’62) can be accessed here.

Hip-Hop becomes the Oldies

A July 17, 2015 New York Times article is entitled: “How Hip-Hop Is Becoming the Oldies.” The article notes: “Ever since the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll, time has corroded yesterday’s musical radicalism into today’s pabulum.”

The article adds: “What I gleaned through later conversations is that Michaels has broken hip-hop down by region and into subgenres, and the Beat uses these metadata tags to keep its playlist diverse.”

As well, it notes: “In a sense, classic hip-hop is following a radio trend that began in the early 1970s, when the first dedicated FM oldies stations started up in Phoenix, playing records by old crooners and doo-wop quartets. The format was a hit, and it quickly spread to Los Angeles and New York, and everywhere else. Oldies reached its zenith in the 1980s, just as classic rock — a new iteration of the same concept — was born. Same story: The format grew as programmers looked for new ways to keep grown-up baby boomers tuned in.”

The 100 most popular Canadian songs of the millennium

A July 30, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “The 100 most popular Canadian songs of the millennium.” The opening paragraphs read:

“Nostalgia is one main reason every city still has a classic rock station, which regularly plays bands like Rush, the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles and so on. But what is the new classic rock? As rock from the ’70s, ’80s and even ’90s slowly changes from classic to, for lack of a better word, oldies, what music will rise to stake a claim on nostalgia?

“It will be the music of the new millennium, and to find out what that will sound like, we asked Neilsen Soundscan, which tracks the amount of radio plays each and every song gets across the country. Nielsen compiled the Canadian songs that have received the most radio rotations in the new millennium, which began on Jan. 1, 2001. The result: this list of the 100 most popular songs, from 2001 to present.”

[End of excerpt]

Additional Links from Ken MacLeod

Mashmakhan-As The Years Go By

Earlier links from Ken MacLeod can be accessed here.

MCHS School Song

Among the sound files that we have available are the files, in two formats, of the MCHS School Song.

You can access the mp3 version of the song here:


You can also access the WAV version of the song. This is a larger file. The quality of the WAV file is higher than the mp3:


The School Song is featured in a recent online video that we have put together:



5 replies
  1. Steven Lesser
    Steven Lesser says:

    Test Your Memory:

    Who can name the music teacher seated in the front row of the video above (“Publicity video for MCHS 2015 Reunion”)?

    Hint: He taught wind instruments at several schools in the PSBGM.

  2. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    From Facebook posts, I have the sense that the teacher in the photo is Mr. Rzepus. I look forward to finding out about Robert Ryker as well. Possibly we can locate some photos of him in an MCHS annual.

    I have the sense, from an online overview entitled “Orchestras – The Canadian Encyclopedia” that a Robert Ryker did indeed achieve prominence in the world of Canadian orchestral music.

    An online search indicates that Robert Ryker was a tubist at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

    An online search also turns up a Robert Rÿker (with the two dots over the “Y”). The latter would appear to be another, younger person.

    If anybody can bring us up to date with definitive information about these topics, please let us know.

    • Jaan Pill
      Jaan Pill says:

      That was a great Memory Test. I’m pleased you highlighted the photo from the “What Do I Get for $150? Publicity Video for the MCHS 2015 Reunion. About 20 people viewed the video after your Test was posted at Facebook. Before that 100 people had seen the video; when I looked shortly after the Memory Test appeared, it was around 120 views. I’m hoping that we will get a few extra registrations, for the Reunion, as a result.


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