Canadian Recording Artists -Tribute to Musical Talent
In July 2009, Canada Post selected four Canadian musicians to grace their stamps.
Possibly the most famous of them all is Bryan Adams. Born in 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Adams was the son of a diplomat and lived in Europe and the Middle East as a child. When he was 13 the family returned to Canada where they settled in British Columbia.
Some of his most famous songs include “Cuts Like a Knife”, “Straight from the Heart”, “Summer of ’69″, and “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”.
Adams played an important role in fostering the Canadian music industry and as such was honored with his own stamp.
Our next Canadian musician was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1944. Robert Charlebois has played an important role in French language music and composed many songs using the dialect common among Montreal’s working class. One of his specialties was the use of “play on words” which allowed for funny, double meanings. In fact he even used this talent in regular speech. For example, Charlebois commented “I have been stamped as a zany singer all my life, but now, finally, I am globally acknowledged as a man of letters” when hearing about the postage series carrying his image.
In our next post, we will discuss the other two Canadian musicians that we part of this series.