Cover of "Massey Hall", 2022 Heritage Toronto Awards Book nominee. Courtesy of Dundurn Press.
Author: David McPherson
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Massey Hall is the fascinating story of Canada’s most revered concert hall and the myriad artists who have graced its stage. Known for its intimacy and sense of occasion, a night at Toronto’s Massey Hall is magical for both audiences and performers. For many musicians, playing the hall is the surest sign that they have made it.
Looking out over the crowd, performers often comment that they feel they have joined history as they stand on the stage where Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, and so many other legends have stood. Based on scores of interviews and meticulous research, Massey Hall chronicles not only the historical and musical moments of the past 127 years, but also the community of artists and supporters that has built up around the hall.
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About the Author:
David McPherson: Music has been the elixir of David’s life since he attended his first concert, the Who, in 1989, and bought his first LP, Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band. David’s first book Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History chronicles the life of one of Toronto’s oldest bars. A current contributor to Words & Music, Amplify, Canadian Cycling and Grammy.com, David has also written for Zoomer, the Globe and Mail, Paste, American Songwriter, Bluegrass Unlimited, and Canadian Musician. David is a freelance writer and corporate communicator. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.