Friday, June 16, 2017

423 Yonge Street Totonto

Andy | Friday, June 16, 2017 | Best Blogger Tips
Artist Adrian Hayles. The mural features the faces of music luminaries like Ronnie Hawkins and Gordon Lightfoot plus marquees from legendary venues such as Le Coq d’Or and Massey Hall, and the dual neon discs of the famed Sam the Record Man sign.
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The mural is meant to capture Yonge Street’s heyday in the ‘50s and ‘60s when stars like B.B. King and Muddy Waters played in clubs along the strip.

14 comments:

  1. Great mural Andy. A pity that I don't know the music of any artist named here.

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  2. Now that's a great way to brighten up a block of brick buildings!

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  3. Quite impressive artistry, that's for sure. I just don't much like these huge wall paintings. You can never get away from them! :)

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  4. A wonderful tribute to a musical past!

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  5. That is a great, monumental mural. The size is amazing. How fine to celebrate the past music on this street.

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  6. It's a wonderful mural. The second's my preferred angle, as it includes BB and Oscar.

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  7. I saw Muddy Waters at some club that I don't remember on Yonge St. way back then!

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  8. I agree--- impressive. I was a bit surprised to find Gordon Lightfoot with the others. Not that he wasn't wonderful back in the 60's and 70's, but...

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  9. I'm stunned by the proportions and it is a beautiful piece. The logistics of making something like this must be extraordinary.

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