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Thursday Thirteen – 13 Iconic Canadian artists

A while back I posted a Thursday Thirteen on the 13 essential Canadian music acts that everybody living in Canada should know about, regardless of the type of music they listen to.  They should either be able to recognize the name of the band or name a song, or recognize them on the radio. 

Some of the bands that made that list included; Rush, The Guess Who, Platinum Blonde, The Tragically Hip, etc.

But what about solo artists? 

So please find this week’s Thursday 13 – with some help from Social media guru and all around music genius, Elliott hurst – the 13 must know, Iconic, Canadian individual or solo artists.

1. Neil Young
2. Joni Mitchell
3. Leonard Cohen
4. Oscar Peterson
5. Bryan Adams
6. Gordon Lightfoot
7. Celine Dion
8. K.D. lang
9. Alanis Morrissette
10. Shania Twain
11. Robbie Robertson (of The Band)
12. Stompin’ Tom Connors
13. Avril Lavigne

Honourable Mentions:

Bruce Cockburn
Anne Murray
Rita MacNeil
Sarah McLachlan
Andrew Jacob Scott
Paul Anka
Lee Aaron

Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Nelly Furtado
Robert Goulet
Corey Hart
The late, great Jeff Healey
Colin James
Sass Jordan
Diana Krall
Chantal Kreviazuk
Multiple Grammy award winner Walter Ostanek
Amanda Marshall


Did I miss anyone?



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