Yes, 54-40, the now-iconic Vancouver band that brought us such '80s hits as "One Gun," "Baby Ran," and "I Go Blind" (that last one made a huge hit by Hootie and the Blowfish) have made it to their 30th anniversary in the business.
That may not seem like all that big a deal. But I'm here to tell you that achieving that kind of longevity in the music business -- especially in a country like Canada -- is quite a feat. Add into that all of the profound changes to the industry that have happened over the last 30 years, it makes the achievement all the more laudable.
So when the fellows decided to celebrate, we invited to have the party at our house. We recorded 54-40's 30th anniversary concert in CBC Vancouver's Studio 40 -- in front of a packed house of revellers. If you listen to 54-40 on Concerts on Demand or tune in to Canada Live tonight, you get to join in the fun.
Have a taste of what you'll get with their 1992 hit "Nice to Luv You."
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