Virtual Magical Musical History Tour

Tour Details

Tour Dates

Current 2021 Virtual Tour dates:

Timing: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Central Time

  • Thursday June 24, 2021
  • Thursday July 22, 2021
  • Thursday August 26, 2021
  • Thursday September 23, 2021


$20.00 + GST per person – please contact for details


About John Einarson:

John Einarson is a musicologist, broadcaster, educator and author of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed music biographies. He has written for Mojo, Uncut, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Classic Rock and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press. He wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multi-Media Life, served as writer/consultant for A&E/Biography Channel’s Neil Young Biography episode and wrote CBC TV’s The Life & Times of Randy Bachman. John curated the acclaimed 2010 Manitoba Museum exhibit Shakin’ All Over: The Manitoba Music Experience and organizes the popular Magical Musical History Tour of Winnipeg. He teaches the popular “Off The Record” music history classes Friday evenings at McNally Robinson Booksellers and hosts “My Generation” every Saturday morning from 10 AM to noon on UMFM 101.5.

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Testimonials from John’s recent Zoom courses:

“John Einarson has an enormous knowledge about music history, and his exciting manner of presenting the material to us participants is interesting and very enjoyable.”

“John Einarson is a wealth of knowledge about music history. It’s astonishing to me how he speaks for 3 hours with no notes and how good a raconteur he is. He’s a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.”

“John is a local expert in the history of modern music. His interest, passion, and knowledge and his presentation style makes for a captivating class. You always walk away feeling that he has so much more information to share. Just can’t wait to take another class.”

“John Einarson has a wealth of knowledge about the history of music – of many eras. He has such an engaging style of presenting that you can’t help but get excited about the content. And his use of audio/visuals makes it such a rich experience. I learn so much in these classes, and enjoy myself along the way!”

“Worth every minute. Extremely informative and entertaining.”

“John is a terrific story teller and is knowledgeable and passionate about the topics.”

“The ease with which John communicated regarding the subject. So well-versed… it was like having a conversation with him, as opposed to just providing information.”

“I enjoyed the course immensely. John has really altered the art of presenting courses via Zoom.”

“John is a walking encyclopedia of music facts, glad I took the course.”

Tour Documents / Booking


To Book Please Fill out: Virtual MMHT booking Form Or give us a call at 204-989-9630.

Instructions on how to use Zoom


Join local music historian and author John Einarson as he guides you through the streets of Winnipeg on a very unique one-of-a-kind tour of the city’s illustrious rock ‘n’ roll history.

See the house where Neil Young lived and began his song writing career, where he made his first recordings and played his first live performances; see the house where Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman of The Guess Who wrote These Eyes, No Time and others as well as where Burton Cummings composedShare The Land, Rain Dance, and more; see the school where Neil Young sat on the steps and “dreamed of being a star”; where Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) was first conceived; the house Terry ‘Seasons in the Sun’ Jacks grew up in; the spot where Neil Young met Joni Mitchell; plus much much more.

The tour features a video of vintage photos and music as well as John’s colourful stories and points of interest. In the 1960’s Winnipeg was the rock ‘n’ roll capital of Canada. See and hear why on this exciting tour.