Jason Sniderman was most notably a member of the new wave band Blue Peter, joining towards the end of their run in 1983, in time for the recording and release of their final album, Falling. He has appeared as a guest musician on albums by other Canadian artists, including contributing keyboards on Randy Bachman's album Any Road, as well as Chalk Circle's recording of 20th Century Boy, recordings both produced by fellow Blue Peter member Chris Wardman. He has also played keyboards on Presto and Clockwork Angels by Rush and Don't Cry Too Hard by Leslie Spit Treeo, and playing piano on 6 Blocks by Meryn Cadell. Currently, Sniderman is an Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and plays shows with Blue Peter a few times a year.
Sam The Record Man
Sam's was started by Sniderman's father, Sam Sniderman, as a sideline selling records in his brother's radio store in the 1930s. The company later grew into a national chain, with a flagship store on Yonge St in Toronto. Sam himself retired in 2000, and the majority of the chain was closed in 2001 after declaring bankruptcy. Jason Sniderman, along with his brother Bobby, were able to save the store's iconic neon signs, and re-opened the Yonge St location in 2002. An attempt at building the Sam's brand with online sales was not enough, however, with the rise of mp3 downloads and competition from chains such as HMV down the street, Sam's was forced to close in 2007.
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