Showcase: Tom Cochrane is a new temporary exhibition at Studio Bell, which features a wide selection of awards and artifacts from Cochrane, and commemorates the 25th anniversary of the icon’s 1991 Diamond-selling international smash, Mad Mad World.
See important artifacts in Cochrane’s acclaimed career, including the 1963 Gretsch guitar, used by Cochrane in the music video for 1988 single “Big League,” and seen on the cover of his Victory Day album with Red Rider, along with the outfit worn in the music video for 1991 chart-topper “Life is a Highway.”
This is the first NMC exhibition at Studio Bell to feature content from the EMI Music Canada Archive, which was donated to the University of Calgary earlier this year. NMC partnered with Universal Music Canada and the University of Calgary to support public access to the archive through on-site programming and exhibitions.
Showcase: Tom Cochrane is accessible with paid admission to Studio Bell, and will run from October 28, 2016 until April 30, 2017.
About Tom Cochrane and Mad Mad World
The success of 1991’s Mad Mad World helped Tom Cochrane to achieve massive international success, led by the Grammy-nominated hit single “Life is a Highway.” Twenty-five years later, Universal Music Canada is reissuing Mad Mad World as a remastered deluxe edition on October 28, 2016, complete with the previously unreleased original demo recording that became “Life is a Highway.” Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status (Cochrane is one of only three Canadian males to achieve this milestone). With multiple JUNO Awards and over six million albums sold worldwide, Tom Cochrane is a Canadian music icon. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.