About the author
While still in his teens, Tom Harrison moved with his family from Winnipeg to North Vancouver, just in time to see the shift in Vancouver from rhythm and blues to a hippie counterculture, and the birth of a music industry. As a writer for the Georgia Straight from 1974-1978, his love of rock 'n' roll steered the "hippie rag" toward more music coverage and made him aware of a growing but frustrated music scene. In 1979, he was hired by The Province newspaper on the recommendation of its first rock music critic, Jeani Read. He's been planted there like a great Buddha ever since.