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Ginette Reno

In 1972 Reno won first prize for performance at the Tokyo International Song Festival with Les Reed's "I Can't Let You Walk Out of My Life.

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Ian Tamblyn

His first LP, Moose Tracks, was issued in 1971 on the Barge label. It was followed by two in 1976 (the year he won a Juno award) and 1978 for Posterity, Ian Tamblyn and Closer to Home, respectively.

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Jann Arden

She cut a debut single under the name Jann Richards at 17. In her twenties, she worked the western Canada lounge circuit and busked on city street corners. "I kept quite drunk and didn't think," she told Saturday Night magazine.

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Jann Arden

Jann Arden Anne Richards, singer, songwriter, actor, broadcaster (born 27 March 1962 in Calgary, AB). Jann Arden is a multiple Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter. Her melancholy yet hopeful adult contemporary pop songs, distinguished by her expressive vocal delivery and introspective lyrics, earned Arden an international following in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Jean-Pierre Ferland

Jean-Pierre Ferland, author, composer, performer and television host (b Montréal 24 June 1934). Jean-Pierre Ferland started with the Les Bozos singing group in 1959, and then he broke out in 1962 by winning first prize in a Francophonie contest with Feuille de gui.

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Jean-Pierre Ferland

Jean-Pierre Ferland. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 24 Jun 1934. Jean-Pierre Ferland began his music career as a clerk for CBC Montreal during the years 1954-8, where his colleagues encouraged him to develop his singing talent.

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Joe Bocan

​Joe Bocan (née Johanne Beauchamp), Québécoise actress and singer (born 8 September 1957 in Montréal, QC).

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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter (b at Fort Macleod, Alta 7 Nov 1943). Born Roberta Joan Anderson, Joni Mitchell, as she later called herself, gravitated towards music from an early age.

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Joni Mitchell

Joni (Roberta Joan) Mitchell (b Anderson). Singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, poet, painter, b Fort Macleod, near Lethbridge, Alta, 7 Nov 1943. She was raised in Saskatoon and developed childhood interests in painting, poetry, and music, all of which found expression in her later career.

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Judi Richards

Judi Richards. Pop singer, b Toronto 12 Aug 1949, by Bill Richards' first wife, the actress Billy Mae Dinsmore. She has done lead and choral work in Montreal for jingles and has sung backup in concert and/or on record for Quebec pop artists.

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k.d. lang

k.d. (Kathryn Dawn) lang. Singer, songwriter, born Edmonton 2 Nov 1961; hon LLD (Alberta) 2008.

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Kevin Parent

Kevin Parent, singer, songwriter (b at Nouvelle, Qué, 12 Dec 1972). Hailing from the Gaspé region, Parent is a raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose rootsy, folk-based songs possess a down-home edge - thanks to his twangy "gaspésien" accent.

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La Bolduc

La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal).

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Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian (b Crokaert). Singer, songwriter, b Etterbeek, Belgium, 9 Jan 1970, naturalized Canadian 1995. The daughter of a Belgian father (who sang back-up vocals for Petula Clark) and a Sicilian mother, Lara Fabian enrolled at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music at age eight.

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Lavigne, Avril

Avril Ramona Lavigne. Singer, songwriter, b Belleville, Ont, 27 Sept 1984. Lavigne began singing gospel music in church as a child, and then went on to belt out country songs at music festivals and talent contests before Arista Records discovered her.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC, GOQ, poet, novelist, singer, songwriter (born 21 September 1934 in Montreal, QC; died 7 November 2016 in Los Angeles, California). Leonard Cohen was one of the most iconic Canadian artists of the 20th century. A sage, mystic, bohemian and romantic, he built an acclaimed body of literary work and a revered career in pop music. In his poetry, novels and music, he constantly probed the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, death and his commitment to his art. As a poetic and unlikely pop star, his narrow-ranged, gruff voice, which deepened and darkened with age, and his reliance on simple, singsong melodies were complimented by the intense imagery and depth of his lyrics. A Companion of the Order of Canada, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the US Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Folk Music Walk of Fame. He also received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Glenn Gould Prize, eight Juno Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous other honours.

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Leonard Cohen (Profile)

Leonard Cohen is backstage at Hamilton Place, having just performed an epic concert for an ecstatic audience. He's still wearing the hat, and with the double-breasted suit that threatens to engulf his slight frame, the rakish fedora lends him the air of a gangster from a lost age.

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Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc, singer, songwriter, musician (born 13 August 1990 in Rosaireville, NB). Lisa LeBlanc has known success ever since her first album came out in 2012. Her music, which she describes as folk-trash with bluegrass and Cajun accents, reaches a wide audience. Her songs are often humorous accounts of the perils of love. She has been compared to Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton and even Quebec singer-songwriter Plume Latraverse. Beneath her often funny lyrics, there are pearls of poetry. Her choice of words and her relentless sincerity transform the ordinary and anecdotal into a thing of beauty. Listening to Lisa LeBlanc, one can easily be laughing one minute and all choked up the next. She belongs to a generation of young Acadian artists — such as the Hay Babies, Radio, Joseph Edgar and Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire — who are firmly grounded in modern life. She says that she has been influenced by Sam Roberts, Feist, Aerosmith and, most strongly, by Stevie Nicks. Since LeBlanc’s career began, her albums have sold slightly over 140,000 copies in North America and Europe. She composes and sings in both French and English. Winner of the 2010 Festival international de la chanson de Granby, she has won many other awards in New Brunswick and Quebec and across Canada. LeBlanc first made her name with a song whose title echoes its refrain, with which many of her fans seemed to identify: “Aujourd’hui, ma vie c’est d’la m—de”  (“Today, my life is s—t”).

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LUBA

LUBA (b Luba Kowalchyk). Singer, songwriter, b Montreal, of Ukrainian parents, 1958.