Gerry's book "Pop Goes The Weasel - Rock And Roll Off The Record" has received many excellent reviews and he has been a recent guest on a number of radio and television programs in Canada, some of which are listed below.

Pop Goes The Weasel


ISBN# 978-1460985304

$14.95 (236 pages)

For information and to view photos from the book visit:

http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Goes-Weasel-Rock-Record/dp/1460985303/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329937271&sr=1-2

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Click the thumbnail to view an annotated bibliography by Leonard Nevarez, published on September 24, 2014.

"As a crit', I was required to read hundreds of rock bios and music industry door-stoppers. I've never, though, read a book as entertaining and anecdote-juiced as Gerry Young's 'Pop Goes The Weasel,' a tell-all history of his time as a young concert promoter in Montreal (The Kinks, Johnny Winter), or his later role as a p.r. and marketing nabob for PolyGram. Anyone interested in rock and its closed-door, X-rated machinations should order this book right now, on Amazon." -- Craig Macinnis, former Toronto Star Entertainment writer, July, 2014

 

The spring 2013 edition of SOCAN's Words and Music magazine featured an article on "Pop Goes the Weasel". Click the thumbnail to view it in full.

 

Peter Simpson (AKA The Big Beat) from The Ottawa Citizen has written a great review about Pop Goes The Weasel. Check it out here.

 

Roch Parisien of Rocon Communications conducted an online interview with Gerry. Click here to read it in its entirety.

 

"Pop Goes The Weasel: Rock And Roll Off The Record" is a great read with a ton of fun insider stories from the author's many years in the music business. I suggest that everyone with an interest in the history of Canadian pop music read this book." -- Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio

 

"Gerry's history dealing with Martha And The Muffins, The Parachute Club and other Canadian bands gives him a unique perspective on what it's like working within our music industry. If you're at all interested in what goes on behind the scenes in this country, read this." -- Alan Cross, host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Secret History of Rock"

 

"Gerry Young has released his autobiography "Pop Goes The Weasel-Rock And Roll Off The Record." This is a fascinating, entertaining look inside the record business -- artists, labels, managers, promoters -- both in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Europe. Written in true Gerry style, it is sans bullshit and he tells it like it is/was. As you can tell here I highly recommend this title; you will not regret it!!" -- world famous Rock Photographer Philip Kamin, July 10, 2012

 

"Gerry Young has had great success with both Martha & The Muffins, and The Parachute Club, and has been an industry insider since the 70s. His book offers a candid glimpse inside both the Canadian Music Industry andthe Toronto music scene during this time, as well as illuminating vignettes involving many Canadian, American and International musicians and recording/performing artists. It never slows down to anything slower than sprint, and reveals the author to be genuine, and honest. Highly recommended." -- David Henman, co-founder of April Wine, and member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 

"Artist manager/record label head GERRY YOUNG has been a popular fixture on the Toronto music scene for three decades. He is best known for spearheading the careers of the internationally successful MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS and PARACHUTE CLUB, and as head of Current Records. He has just released a biography, the very amusingly entitled Pop Goes The Weasel: Rock And Roll Off The Record (“weasel” is a slang term for a record industry guy). The book is just as entertaining, and it concentrates on anecdotes from inside the business, rather than attempting to provide an overview of the period. As an executive at PolyGram Records back in the day when the major labels had way more money than sense, Young has plenty of stories to tell. Highlights include tales of early encounters with the likes of FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT, JERRY LEE LEWIS, BOB GELDOF and THE KINKS. A very easy read, this will appeal to those interested in the inner workings (and excesses) of the music business. The book is available from Amazon.com and other retailers." -- Kerry Doole, "On The Beat" -- Tandem Magazine, June, 2012

 

Gerry Young, has written a book about his days as Promotion Manager with Polygram Records and working with such stars as The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, The Kinks, and even Sir Richard Branson and many more. Pop Goes The Weasel - Rock And Roll Off The Record, is a fun and fast-paced read. You'll get a glimpse of many groups and singers that most people never get to see. In some cases, that might not be such a bad idea. Check out Gerry's book at Amazon.com" -- Michael Godin, Host/Producer of Treasure Island Oldies Internet Radio program and the man who signed and developed mega-star Bryan Adams at A&M Records Canada while he was VP of A&R at the label, June, 2012

 

Click here to read a new in-depth review by Music Director Rob Pinnock of 105.3FM The Fox in Fredericton NB, July 17, 2012.

 

www.musesmuse.com Gerry Young is a man with many hats in the music industry, and with lots of stories to tell. His career has taken him from being a concert promoter, to a record label exec, to managing bands. His book "Pop Goes the Weasel: Rock and Roll Off the Record" is a collection of his memoirs, and it's a fun tell-all, no-holds-barred recount of his journey. -- Anastasia Karalekas, musesmuse.com Reviewer

 

Click here for Jaimie Vernon's writeup on - November DISCoveries.

 

Read a review on the book from the January 2012 issue of Active Magazine, by Katherine Moore, Editor

 

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radio/podcast

On April 8, 2013, Gerry was a special guest on Bob Sergarini's "The Bobcast" recorded live at Cherry Cola's Rock & Roll Cabaret and Lounge on Bathurst St Gerry talked with Bob about his book and told a few stories about various acts he had worked with during his career in the music industry. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, please visit https://soundcloud.com/#segarini-1/the-bobcast-episode-3. To hear Gerry's segment, please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

 

Gerry took the mic to talk with Blair Packham and Bob Reid on Mar 23, 2013 about Pop Goes The Weasel on their show In The Studio with Bob and Blair. Gerry came into the NEWSTALK 1010 studio to talk with both of them about his book and recount some stories from the world of rock. To listen to the podcast, please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

 

Gerry kicked off 2013 with a radio interview on January 18 with two legends in the business. The Humble and Fred Radio Show is hosted by two renouned icons in the radio business. Gerry was brought into the five hour energy studio to talk with both of them about his book and recount some stories from the world of rock. To listen to the podcast and a musical selection by Canadian music icon Dan Hill, please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

 

On May 19, 2012, Gerry was interviewed by Jaymz Bee from JAZZ IN THE CITY on Jazz FM. He talked a little bit about his book content and recounted fond stories of Canadian music icons Randy Bachman and Joe Sealy. To listen to the interview and the two musical selections by Bachman and Sealy, please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

 

On March 17, 2012, Gerry was interviewed by Ted Woloshyn from CFRB NewsTalk 1010. He talked at length about his book content and reminiced with Ted about a few stories from his exciting career. To listen to the interview, please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

 

On February 20, 2012, Gerry was interviewed by Jerry Agar from CFRB NewsTalk 1010. He briefly discussed some of his book content and reminiced about a few stories from his exciting career. To listen to the interview , please click below to use the built-in Flash audio player. right click here (Save Target As) to download the interview (mp3).

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television

Gerry Young on The Being Frank Show

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