City Lights with Brian Linehan

memoryYouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

Brian Linehan passed away almost five years ago. He hosted City Lights, a show I would watch because I found Linehan's interviewing style to be so detailed and unique. You may recall Martin Short's send up of Linehan on SCTV, Brock Linehan.

This is the City Lights opening from 1989. Hearing that theme song takes me back. It was the only theme song the show ever had.

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Can't say that I enjoyed Brian Linehan's show...but i did find Brock's show funny on SCTV. I recall that Martin Short was always careful to point out that he was not trying to make fun of Brian Linehan

March 9, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

Charles Hsuen

I just wanted to make a slight correction as I am a City Lights aficianado. The theme posted above was utilized from 1983-1989. The were two more previous incarnations of the theme which I enjoy including a funky one along the lines of Mike Post used from 1974-1982. There was also an early one used in 1973.

May 4, 2009 @ 2:41 PM

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