‘I’m super-grateful’: Alan Doyle releases new book and solo album

Alan Doyle has been performing for years and has built a dedicated fanbase, not only for his work as a musician but as an actor and author as well. (CBC)

RIP: Canada’s ‘Pet,’ Juliette (Cavazzi)

Juliette Augustina Cavazzi (née Sysak), CM, singer, entertainer, and television host made her CBC Saturday night music variety program Juliette (1956–66) one of Canada’s most popular television shows. Over her career, she was honoured as Member of the Order of Canada, the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame. (FYI Music)

Question: What Do Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen Have in Common? Answer: Suzanne Sheridan

Yes, both men are songwriters; yes, they are both musical icons of the latter half of the 20th century; yes, both are standard-bearers for human rights; yes, they both had multiple life-partners. But what they solidly have in common is singer/performer Suzanne Sheridan. Few women have attempted to conquer the oeuvre of even one of these men much less both in the time frame of less than a month. But no one has ever accused Suzanne Sheridan of being timid in her approach to music. (Hamilton Hub)

Stompin’ Tom Connors receiving star on Canada’s Walk of Fame

The New Brunswick born and P.E.I. raised music icon is hailed as Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, after writing more than 300 songs about the country — most notably, The Hockey Song, Bud the Spud and Big Joe Mufferaw. (CBC)

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