November 18, 2004

SJP


Acknowledgements


The 'without whom' file

Jaimie Vernon would like to give thanks...

To Sharon Vernon, a soulmate, whose belief in Canadian music is only outweighed by her belief in me. For sleepless nights clipping, cutting, pasting, writing and editing. For dragging me to dingy bars to see "the next big thing" and 'spilling' the occassional can of Sprite on me. Love always.

To Bill C. Smith who passed along the torch of hope, gave me guidance, and provided grammar and spelling lessons free of charge.

To Joanne Michner who is not so much dedicated to Canadian music as she is in preserving Canadian music's greatest moments on film.

To Mom & Dad & Christine who are just starting to understand what I do with my spare time...

To Lori Benson who encouraged me to pursue my musical career, in whatever form, for thirteen years and allowing me the freedom to do just that. I'll love you always for it.

To John Sakamoto the original editor at CANOE for believing in this project, sight unseen, and breathing life into it, finally, after all these years along with his crew Richard John & Adrian Bromley. Also John Williams & Tim Kraan for continuing to keep the Encyclopedia alive and relevent well into its new incarnation.

To Paul Anand and everyone at P.A.M. for allowing me to roam freely and file at will.

To Maureen Leeson for sacrificing her personal space and allowing this book to grow (all over the apartment) and for researching, typing and filing.

To Debbie Wilson who indexed, filed and typed without compensation and for being a great supporter of all that I do.

To Ivan Judd, Calvin Reynolds, Jim Rogers and Jef Leeson whose personal record collections and personal recollections provided the backbone to this gargantuan tome.

To David Bradley, Mark Hershberger, and the fluctuating Klaatu Audiophile Appreciation Society. A support mechanism and a 'Family'.

To Terry Draper for being such a good friend and not just a footnote in this book.

To Dr. Sylvia Morris for pointing me in the right direction.

To Martin Gladstone, entertainment lawyer, who once told me to not forget why I got into this business in the first place - for the love of music.

To Danielle and Riley Vernon for putting the sunshine in this rusted heart of mine. Daddy loves you both.

To the memory of Mary S. Vernon who warned me not to give up my day job unless I thought I could make as much money as Paul Anka. Well, I've still got my day gig, Grandma...

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Sharon Vernon would like to give thanks...

To my family, especially Mom who's always been my biggest supporter; Riley, for making my life so much more amazing; Rob Louden, Rob Kennedy and Jeff Jones; Joanne, Uschi, Kim, Marina, Sarah, Dorin and Kathi; and mostly Jaimie, who gave me the chance to make a dream or two come true.

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Moral Support & Coaching: Sharon Anderson, Russ Armstrong, Yaz Atout, Simon Bedford-James, Glenn Belcher, Gail Benson, Ajay & Mini Burman, Chris Canning, Marc Coulavin, Marina Eagles, Andy Enders, Martin Frankenberg, Brian Gagnon, Shawn Gardner, Gord & Lisa Giblin, Gary "Pig" Gold, Russell 'Rusty' Graham, Stuart Green, Graeme Hulse, Michael Jain (MO-CD), John Jamieson, Jeff Jones, Martyn Jones, Sharon Judd, Maria & Eddie Karpiel, Chris & Gail Krohar, Dee Long, Terry Lusk, Mr. & Mrs. George Lyons (bed & breakfast in Ottawa), Lorna McGrath, Al McMullin, Mike & Kim Michaud, Danny Omoto, John & Theresa Piercey, Alex Radeff, Paul Simtikidas, Mike & Steve & Dave & Sue (Star Records), Kim Smith, Chris Walmsley, Stacey Washington, Duanne Welsh, Eric Wilson.

Additional Assistance Beyond The Call Of Duty (And affiliated organizations they worked for at the time): Valerie Adamson (CPI), Jim Anderson (Yonder), Reed Banas (Canadian Wax Hounds), Bill Banham (MCA), Darryn Barry (Hypnotic), Laura Bartlett (Virgin), Michel Belanger (Audiogram), Marshall Benton, Nigel Best, Greg Blackmore (Intrepid), Andre Bourgeois, Graeme Boyce (Raw Energy), Susan Brearton (A & M), Dean Brown (Second Wave), Gareth Brown, Laurie Brown, Wolfgang Burandt (Spinner Music), Jeff Burns (Justin/BEI), Peter Burnside (Pacemaker), B.Y.O./Better Youth Organization, Cabana Room [RIP], Doug Caldwell (Virgin), Jim Campbell (BMG), Canadian Custom Records, Canadian Music Network, Cameron Carpenter (MCA/Hard Rock Cafe), Floyd Chan (Yonder), Lori Chappelle (A & M), Don Christensen (Noise Management), Kim Cooke (Warner Music), Amy Cormier (A & M), Randall Cousins (Roto-Noto), Mona Coxson, Criminal Records, Dale Curd (BMG), Frank Davies (TMP/Daffodil), Denon, Roger Desjardins (Warner Music), Susan Desmarais (Sony), John Dexter (Johnny Jet Records), Marian Donnelly, Dr. Disc, John Edwards (Renaissance), Brian Eagle (MCA), El Mocambo, Lorenz Eppinger (AMOK), Pablo Fairhall (A & M), Marianne Farrell (CPI), Bonnie Fedrau (Warner Music), Mike Feltoe (Astley-Gilbert), Cori Ferguson (MCA), Laura Ferguson (Polygram), S.L. Feldman & Assoc., Jodey Ferneyhough, Mike Fisico (Sam The Record Man - Yonge St.), Allan Fletcher (Sony), Angie Flint (A & M), Richard Flohil, Ann Forbes (Capitol-EMI), David Freeman (Polygram), Bobby Gale (EMI Publishing), Gangland Artists, Kim Garner (Anthem), Gasworks, Sharon Gaudet (Capitol-EMI), Mary Ellen Gavin (EMI), Nadine Gellineau (BMG), Marian Girard (Capitol-EMI), Ken Golden (Laser's Edge), Peter Goodwin, Ken Green (Warner Music), Ingrid Hamilton (GAT Productions), Ivar Hamilton (Polygram), Ron Harwood (Polygram), Andrew Hermant (Duke Street Records), Ron Hertzberg, Leigh Higgins (MCA), Ashley Hillman (Intrepid), Laura Hopcroft, Horseshoe Tavern, Paul Irvine (Hammerhead), Liz Janik (Independent Network), Steve Jordan (Kinetic Records), Al Joynes (Q107), Keely Kemp (Select), Grant Kien (HMV Superstore), Karen Klug (Capitol-EMI), Gary Lacich (The Agency), Jehanne Languedoc (True North), Emile LeBlanc (EMO Records), Lee's Palace, Elliot Lefko (MCA Concerts), Kevin Leflar, Zadia Lenders (BMG), Christine Liber (MCA Concerts), London Smith Discs, Bob Luhtala, David MacMillan (Capitol-EMI), Ian Marchant (Virgin), Tony Maruyama (Nettwerk), Drew Masters (M.E.A.T.), Terry McBride (Nettwerk), Sue McCallum (MCA), Liz McElheran (Capitol-EMI), Angus McKay (Fringe Product), Andy McLean (Intrepid), Alison Medd (Riser Records), Kathy Meisler (Alert), Rob Mitchell (Sony), Linda Nash (Quality), Sarah Norris (MCA), Don Oates (Sony), Vel Omazic (Polygram), Andrea Orlick (MCA), Kevin O'Shea (Attic), Faye Perkins (Sony), Holger Peterson (Stony Plain), Mike Peters (Warner Music), J.P. Pinheiro (Polygram Publishing), Dave Porter (A & M), Keith Porteus (Gangland Artists), Psyche Industry Records, Purple Onion, Lorraine Quartaro (Forte), John Redmond (Polygram Publishing), Allan Reid (A & M), Debbie Rix (Flip Publicity/MCA Concerts), Stephanie Robertson (A & M), Bob Roper (Anthem), Susan Rosenberg (CPI), Dave Rudat (Fringe Product), Barbara Sedun (EMI Publishing), William Seip Management, Kevin Shea (Attic), Val Shearman (Precision Records), Trevor Shelton (Current), Steven Shipp Management, Joanne Smale, Dave Smeltzer (Fringe Product), Anne-Marie Smith (Warner-Chappell Music), Thomas Sparling (Oh! Yah), Graham Stairs (Intrepid), Ken Stanley (Arc Sound), Warren Stuart (EMI), Ron Sumners (Epidemic), Brian Taylor (Record Peddler/Diabolic Force Records), Stephen Tennant (MCA), Dave Tollington (Warner Music), Greg Torrington (Warner Music), Tom Treumuth (Hypnotic), Ultrasound, Yvonne Valnea (Last Tango Productions), Gianna Venuto (Polygram Video), Gerry Vogel (Polygram), Steve Warden (Q107), Steve Waxman (Warner Music), Michael & Karen White (Trick Or Treat Agency), Paul White (BMG), John Wilkinson (KDS Graphics), Anya Wilson, Joe Wood (RDR), Gerry Young (Current), Nancy Yu (Virgin), Kim Zayac (Sony), Lisa Zbitnew (Sony), Aaron Zon (MMS), Richard Zuckerman (Sony).

Personal Asides For Their Timely Contributions: 13 Engines, Rick Winkle (Vital Sines), Larry Gowan, Greg Godovitz, Squidhead, Dwight Cheese (Earth Baby), Darryl Gaines (ICU), Jim Huff (Wall Of Silence/The Works), Ron Proulx & Shelley Hines (Picture Comes To Life), Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Tracy Howe (Rational Youth), John Woloschuk, Terry Draper & Dee Long (Klaatu), Michael Sadler (Saga), James Lord (Ten Commandments), "Crazy" Steve (Bunchofuckingoofs), Drool & Mudd (Random Killing), Stan Meissner, Rik Emmett, Jamie Stewart, Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem), Too Many Cooks, Gogh Van Go, Sass Jordan, Moe Berg (The Pursuit Of Happiness), Christopher Ward, Eddie Schwartz, Rich Dodson (Stampeders), Ken Greer (Red Rider), Sebastion Agnello & Greg Fitzpatrick (Lords Of London), Vince Carlucci (Cardboard Brains), Steve Leckie (Viletones), Karen Young, Rob Kennedy & Martyn Jones (Refugee), Chris Berry (39 Steps), Gary Brown (The Tenants), Gabrielle Roddy (Brass Bikini), Matt DeMatteo, Glen Stace, Steven Page & Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Bettie Cook (for George Cook), Peter Murray (Surrender Dorothy), Virginia Storey, Mike "Spike" Barlow, Sasha (Platinum Blonde), James Clark, Jeff Dalziel (Britton), Mike Woods, Bill Finlay (Daniel Band), Rob Bowman, Bill Munson, Mark Kearney, Martin Poppoff, David Farrell, Gregory Hoskins, Bob Bryden... Bill Findlay (Daniel Band), Rob Bowman, Bill Munson, Mark Kearney, Martin Popoff, David Farrell, Gregory Hoskins, Bob Bryden, Rob McIntyre, Scott Snailham, Jennifer Short, Rob Hopkins, Peter Dunfield, Ralph Alfonso, Earl Cierce, Bob Segarini, David Henman, John Jones, Alfie Zappacosta, Bob Reid, Stuart Laughton, Darren Churchill (Young Saints), Allan Findlay, Rick Wharton (Conspiracy Guy), Midge Hill, Carolyn R. (Spoons website), Cam Atkinson, Liam Scott (for Priscilla Wright), etc.








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