Happy birthday, Gord Downie!
We here at the Nectarine wanted to wish Gord Downie a happy birthday, and want to take this moment to remember all of the great moments and memories that Mr. Downie and the Hip provided to us over their long and storied careers.
Gord would have been 55 today. A sad reminder of how fragile life is, and how quickly everything can change.
The Tragically Hip’s music has become intertwined with Canadian culture and is cornerstone that Canadians east to west can relate to. That is undeniable.
The final concert by the Hip, performed in their hometown of Kingston, ON, was broadcasted nationally on the CBC in a commercial free special showing, where it is reported that it reached an audience of 11.7 million people, who watched live from their homes.
Gord’s passing touched us all, as even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shed tears commemorating the legendary Canadian songwriter.
We miss you, Gord. Thank you for the memories.