RIP Toilet Rock

CBC reports that Blair MacLean, the last half of the Glace Bay comedy duo MacLean & MacLean passed away Wednesday at the age of 65. Blair died of a heart attack and his brother, Gary, succumbed to throat cancer in 2001.

They produced seven albums of adult-oriented material, including Toilet Rock, Bitter Reality, Take the O Out of Country and Cruel Cuts.

Bitter Reality was produced by Guess Who lead singer Burton Cummings, who they toured with.

Their swearing and use of obscene language made MacLean & MacLean unsuitable for radio play. According to their official website, they appealed to the Supreme Court for the right to perform a song based on Ja-Da (F— Ya), that used obscene language.

The CBC fails to mention their major hit in England, Dolly Parton’s Tits.

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About llcoolbreeze

Stephan MacLeod is a Halifax-based writer, producer, musician and recording engineer. He holds an English degree from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Recording Arts degree from the Nova Scotia Community college. For the past year, Stephan has worked on documentaries for Bravo, The History Channel and National Geographic. He also fronts the rock group, Windom Earle, and has traveled across the continent performing karaoke in a super-hero outfit.

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