Stompin' Tom Conner died tonight. at age 77. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert 2 years ago, which my mum and I agreed was one of the best shows we've ever seen. And we've seen 1000 shows or more. He was so pro-Canadian in such an honest, sweet way - and he had a song for everything! One of the highlights of the Vancouver show was his song about the Second Narrows Bridge Collapse - "The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down". But my favourite as to be "Sudbury Saturday Night" from 1973 at the Horseshoe Tavern. I have a bootleg of the entire show. When I first saw it on tv as a child I was riveted and searched for it for years.
And as a hockey fan, the game would not be the same without his "Hockey Song". They even played it at a Fresno hockey game I went to last year, people around me were staring as I sang ever word as loud as I could. I will miss you Stompin' Tom!