Watch a young Molly Johnson talk about wanting to be rich — so she could help other artists

In this 1987 video from the CBC Archives, Molly Johnson shares her dream of becoming a philanthropist

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In 1987, Canadian singer-songwriter Molly Johnson shared her dream of becoming a philanthropist so that she could help other artists. Knowing firsthand how hard a career in the arts can be, she talked about wanting to be rich so she could support her peers.

“What’s in it for me as a musician? You have to look pretty far to find someone who’s got it worse off than you,” Johnson says in the above video from the CBC Archives. “You know, you really have to look, because it’s excruciating to be a musician at times.”

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