Monday, July 22, 2013

William Hawkins' 60s band, The Children, finally release their first album

Ottawa poet, musician, songwriter and above/ground press author William Hawkins is well-known in musical circles for, among other accomplishments, his participation in the 60s band, The Children, which has finally released a first album from 1960s masters. If you want to know more about William Hawkins, check out the profile I wrote on him recently, here, soon after he was one of two inaugural inductees into the VerseOttawa Hall of Honour. See here for the link to the original story (with audio files) on the CBC - All In A Day website, and here for the direct link (with audio) to ordering the cd from True North. As the CBC website writes:
The Children, now much older, finally release an album

Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Bill Hawkins, Neville Wells, Richard Patterson, Sandy Crawley, Chris Anderson, Peter Hodgson.

You may recognize some of those names for being successful musicians in their own right. But for a few years in 1960s Ottawa, those guys were a band, a band called The Children. They never released any recorded material...until now.

True North Records has just released The Children -- Time Capsule: The Unreleased 1960s Masters, and Alan tracked down Bill, Sneezy and Neville to see what they think of digging up the past.

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