The Avalon Mall has released a remake of the Wonderful Grand Band Classic “Babylon Mall” on this, the birthday of Ron Hynes.
The mall is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has been digging deep to collect some of the iconic moments that people associate with the fabled shopping centre where the “sun don’t shine and the rain never falls.”
The latest effort includes WGB alumni Sandy Morris, Glenn Simmons, and Paul “Boomer” Stamp as well as vocal performances by Mark Critch, Amelia Curran and Geraldine Hollett.
The video features Greg Malone reprising his role as Mr. Budgell.
The song is available for purchase for $1.39 from babylonmall.ca for one year, with all proceeds going the Tommy Sexton Centre.
Here’s the original version, as performed by Tommy Sexton with the Wonderful Grand Band.