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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

SILVI, GINO, 1914-
MUS 131

Gino Silvi fonds.  - 1956-1958.  - 11 cm of textual records.  - 3 audio tape reels. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Sault Ste.  Marie, Ontario, Gino Silvi was a member of several dance bands, including the Morgan Thomas Orchestra, Len Allen, the Art Hallman Orchestra and the Howard Cable Concert Band.  In 1949 he joined Bill Brady's vocal group, later becoming its director.  He also formed some music groups heard on radio programs (Trans-Canada Hit Parade, Gino and Juliette, Dream Street) and television programs (Sing, Sing, Sing).  He also served as arranger and conductor on Dream Street.  In 1965 Silvi abandoned his radio career to concentrate on teaching instrumental music. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Gino Silvi:  manuscripts of compositions by G. Silvi; concert programme; sound recordings of the program Dream Street

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Gino Silvi in 1981. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

Proactive Disclosure