Roger Doucet O CANADA+


Who says hockey isn’t musical? Our national anthem has, since Roger Doucet and the Montréal Canadiens and his first performance at the Forum on 13 October 1970, changed. Originally, it ended by falling to the sub-tonic and rising by half-step to the tonic and its traditional conclusion. So great was Doucet’s rendition, and so vast the national audience for Hockey Night in Canada, that when he started to raise the last two notes by an octave so too changed we all.

A fascinating look at the man who – personally – moved the way a nation sings.