By Steve Newton
When people discuss the history of the Tragically Hip, one subject that arises is how the band was unable to make it big in the States, and to garner anything resembling the same degree of commercial success that they enjoyed up in Canada.
When I did my third interview with Gord Downie, in January of 1995, I asked him about that.
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3 thoughts on “That time Gord Downie told me that the Tragically Hip was just striving to exist in the United States”
I believe people should consider using different statements than “their last concert ever”… The Hip themselves have never announced or billed the Kingston show as such.
good point, Jeff. I’ll put “last-ever show’ in brackets, ’cause we all hope there’s more to come
Ya no one knows, Gord could become the last recluse and dive into major family time, or continue on with his own music which I’ve heard could surface this fall. The community itself seems to like to believe there’s more to come.