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Old 02-02-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Gordon and Ian Tyson @ 1988 Calgary Olympics

Wow what wonderful video finds we've been lucky enough to see.
Thanks Jessie Joe and JJ... and all the others for the video links.

I just found another Gem.



I had it on beta remember that? from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Gordon and Ian Tyson at the opening ceremonies. doing Tyson's Four Strong Winds and Gord's Alberta Bound.

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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I remember Beta. In 1998, I had two VCR’s recording the Calgary Opening Ceremonies – Beta on the American broadcast, Standard on the Canadian broadcast. No satellite in those days – one feed on cable, another feed on antenna – that was pretty high tech in those days.

Lots of memories from that:

At the start - “Mesdames et messieurs nous presentons Ian Tyson et Gordon Lightfoot”
Four Strong Winds with some neat wide-view footage of the Callico Dancers doing precision dancing, reminiscent of the June Taylor dancers on the Jackie Gleason Show (how old do you have to be to pull out that reference?).

On the Canadian broadcast, I remember being annoyed at Don Whitman when they started playing Alberta Bound and he pointed out the obvious “This is a famous one” and hoping that he wouldn’t keep talking over the performance – fortunately he didn’t.

All of the athletes and then-Premier of Alberta Peter Lougheed clapping along.

Hard to believe that was 22 years ago. In another week and a half we’ll be hosting another winter Olympics. Go Canada!

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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I remember being annoyed at Don Whitman when they started playing Alberta Bound and he pointed out the obvious “This is a famous one”
hey Brian, that was Lloyd Roberston

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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1988 Calgary Olympics - Lightfoot and Tyson- 4 Strong Winds and Alberta Bound
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:13 PM   #5
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It appears that the first video does not exist!

Thank you Char, I agree with the pointless annoying chit chat, don't these clowns realise there are 2 Canadian icons singing?

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Old 01-04-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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that's why I just posted one that does..
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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This was wonderful to see, but I think it stinks that the broadcasters were talking over those beautiful voices singing those great songs.... Sometimes it's best just to listen.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:39 PM   #8
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I agree with you, LisaJ. The broadcasters talking over the singing is annoying.
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