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Problems in Canada

Larry LeBlanc, Hit Parader, February 1968

CANADA'S POP music industry is still in the planning stages, in comparison with the U.S. recording market. It is small and disorganized. When 'Shakin' All Over' by Winnipeg's Guess Who? became an international hit and 'My Girl Sloopy' by Little Caesar and the Consuls became known, Canadian music critics claimed that the industry had finally come into its own. These two overhyped events have often been referred to as the "birth" of Canada's music industry.

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