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Nathalie Simard

Nathalie Simard. Singer, b Île d'Orléans, near Quebec City, 7 Jul 1969. Sister of René Simard, Nathalie Simard was initially associated with the latter's career, and was noticed by the same producer, Guy Cloutier.

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Neil Young

Neil (Percival) Young. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, harmonica player, b Toronto 12 Nov 1945; honorary D MUS (Lakehead) 1992.

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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado. Singer, songwriter, b Victoria, BC, 2 Dec 1978. Furtado grew up in a working-class Portuguese household, and the sounds of her ethnic heritage had a strong influence on her even when she was listening to hip-hop, pop, dance, R&B, rock, Brazilian and Indian music.

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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado, singer, songwriter (b at Victoria 2 Dec 1978). Nelly Furtado grew up in a Portuguese household and the music of her ethnic heritage had a strong influence on her even when she was listening to hip-hop, pop and other types of music.

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Paul Demers

Paul Demers, singer, songwriter, composer and teacher (born 9 March 1956 in Gatineau, Québec; died 29 October 2016 in Orléans, Ontario). Recipient of two SOCAN awards, Demers was one of the founding members of the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) and wrote the song “Notre place” (Our Place), the official anthem of the Franco-Ontarian community. His body of work and artistic contribution shaped the next generation of francophone artists in the music industry.

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Paul Piché

Paul Piché. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 15 Sep 1953. He studied archeology at the University of Montreal, and in the early 1970s sang in Quebec colleges.

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Pauline Julien

Pauline Julien, CQ, singer, actress, songwriter (born 23 May 1928 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 1 October 1998 in Montréal, QC).

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Pierre Flynn

Pierre Flynn. Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, b Quebec City 17 May 1954. In 1971, he founded in Montreal the rock group Octobre with Mario Légaré (bass), Jean Dorais (guitars) and Pierre Hébert (drums), and he wrote most of their songs.

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René Simard

René Simard, singer, performer and TV host (b at Chicoutimi 28 Feb 1961). Born into a large family, he was taken on by impresario Guy Cloutier at the tender age of ten. His first recording, L'oiseau, had phenomenal success that propelled him on stage at the PLACE DES ARTS and led to tours in Québec.

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René Simard

René Simard. Singer, TV show host, b Chicoutimi, Que, 28 Feb 1961. René Simard's father was a choirmaster on Île d'Orléans, where he spent his childhood. At nine René was the prize winner on the program 'Les Découvertes de Jen Roger' (CFTM-TV, Montreal).

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude, stage name of Renée Bélanger, singer (b at Montréal 3 July 1939). While her early repertoire consisted of French songs, Claude soon became known for her interpretation of songs by Québec writers such as Jean-Pierre FERLAND, Stéphane Venne, Clémence Desrochers and Luc PLAMONDON.

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude (b Bélanger). Singer, stage actress, b Montreal 3 Jul 1939. Renée Claude studied piano at the École Vincent-d'Indy and took singing lessons with Alphonse Ledoux. In 1955 she won first prize in the program "Découvertes de Billy Munro" on CKVL (Verdun).

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois, singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist (b at Montréal 25 June 1944). As well as studying music (6 years of piano), Charlebois studied dramatic arts at the National Theatre School in Montréal from 1962 to 1965.

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois. Singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Montreal 25 Jun 1944. After studying piano for six years and acting 1962-5 at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Robert Charlebois divided his early career between music and theatre.

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Roch Voisine

He recorded his first album in 1989. Hélène was a big success in Québec and a major success in France. It sold over 1 million copies and Voisine was awarded the Victoire trophy for the best album in the French-speaking world.

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Roch Voisine

Roch Voisine. Singer-songwriter, actor, radio and TV host (born 26 March 1963 in Edmundston, NB). He first pursued a career in hockey (with the Remparts in Quebec City) that came to an end when he hurt his knee at 18.

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Sarah McLachlan

At the urging of her adoptive parents, McLachlan rejected an initial offer from Vancouver-based Nettwerk Productions in 1985, but accepted a second one 2 years later and relocated to the West Coast.

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