AXES CHOPS & HOT LICKS

AXES CHOPS & HOT LICKS

MAPLE MUSIC

A DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF CANADIAN POPULAR MUSIC BY RITCHIE YORKE ONE OF ITS PIONEERING FORCES

Hot Licks explores the explosion in Canadian rock, assessing the effects of legislated domestic radio content (from one of its leading supporters), offering the stories behind leading Maple Music talents, revealing why it all took so long to unfold.

Ritchie Yorke was Canada’s foremost rock journalist and a pop writer recognised around the world. A regular contributor to Billboard, Rolling Stone, Rainbow, RPM, Jazz and Pop, Circus and New Musical Express, he also wrote regular columns in over 30 newspapers in Nrth America and abroad.

“The Canadian recording industry is a thousand light years from what is was when Ritchie got here and he has had an incredible amount to do with it.” 
(David Farrell – Canadian music Commentator).

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