Joyce Hahn

Joyce Hahn. Singer, TV host, b Eatonia, near Saskatoon, 31 Jan 1929. As a child, Hahn performed from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s with The Harmony Kids, a family troupe formed by her father, Harvey, and including her brothers Bob and Lloyd and sister Kay.

Hahn, Joyce

Joyce Hahn. Singer, TV host, b Eatonia, near Saskatoon, 31 Jan 1929. As a child, Hahn performed from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s with The Harmony Kids, a family troupe formed by her father, Harvey, and including her brothers Bob and Lloyd and sister Kay. Later, she sang in Montreal cabarets, first in a duo with Kay and 1947-50 with Peter Barry's Rhumba Band. A soloist 1948-56 on various CBC Montreal radio shows, including some with her brother's group The Bob Hahn Quartet, she was co-star 1955-60 with Wally Koster on CBC TV's Cross-Canada Hit Parade and its successor, Music '60. In the 1950s she made several recordings for the Spartan label, and 'Gonna Find Me a Bluebird' (a minor US hit in 1957) for Cadence. She recorded her brother Bob's song, 'Montreal.' She returned to nightclub work in the early 1960s but was making only occasional club and TV appearances (on such CBC TV shows as the Peggy Neville Show and Up and Coming) by the end of the decade. Leaving music, she later lived in Los Angeles.


Further Reading

  • Benoit, Frank. 'Trailer to the stars,' Weekend Picture Magazine, 6 Oct 1951

    Frayne, Trent. 'Joyce Hahn's trailer trek to the stars,' Chatelaine, Mar 1957

    Kirk, Helen. 'Joyce Hahn: waif in wonderland,' Canadian Home Journal, Aug 1957