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First episode: Sept. 22, 1979, included interviews with The Nylons, The Doobie Brothers and Rush.
Hosts: Jeanne Beker (1979 to 1985), J.D. Roberts (1979 to 1985), Laurie Brown (1985 to 1990), Denise Donlon (1986 to 1993), Jana Lynne White (1990 to 1996), Daniel Richler (1985 to 1987), Avi Lewis (1996 to 1999), Byron Wong (1999 to 2000), George Stroumboulopoulos (2000 to present).
Most celebrity walkouts: Reporter Kim Clark Champniss with three: The Sex Pistols' John Lydon, Marianne Faithfull and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb.
Number of grapes Lydon threw at Champniss during 1996 Sex Pistols interview: Six.
Most recent walkout: Skid Row's Sebastian Bach walked out on Stroumboulopoulos in July 2000.
Most featured artist: David Bowie, on 29 episodes including the premiere.
Notable quotes during a NewMusic interview: "Rock 'n' roll is like frosting on my face, I love, I need, I crave it," Ted Nugent (1980), and "You got to go out and get it, or forget about it," Joe Strummer (1979).
Worst insult by a musician to a host: Iggy Pop called Beker the "C" word during an 1981 interview.
Notable events covered: Bob Marley's funeral in Jamaica in 1981, Live Aid London in 1985, The Great Music Experience in Japan in 1994, the Tibetan Freedom Concert in New York in 1997, Miami Music Conference in 1997 and the Summit of the Americas in Quebec in 2001.
-- Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 24, 2003 $sourceSection$sourcePage

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