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Bob Hahn

Bob Hahn (Robert Henry). Composer, arranger, administrator, singer, b Kindersley, near Saskatoon, 8 Apr 1920, d Toronto 26 Jul 1993.

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Edith Butler

(Marie Nicole) Edith Butler. Singer-songwriter, b Paquetville, near Caraquet, NB, 27 Jul 1942; BA (Moncton) 1964, L LITT (Laval) 1969, honorary D MUS (Moncton) 1985, honorary D LITT (New Brunswick) 1986. She began singing in cafés in Moncton while studying.

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Ariane Moffatt

Ariane Moffatt, singer, songwriter and producer (born 26 April 1979 in Saint Romuald, today Lévis, QC). Ariane Moffatt sets herself apart with her urban pop style songs, whose alternately acoustic and electronic sounds lend them an airy, dreamlike quality. The recipient of numerous Félix Awards, including Revelation of the Year in 2003, she also won a Juno Award in 2009 for her album Tous les sens. That album was well received in France, where the singer has built valuable friendships in the artistic community; it also earned her the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros.

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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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Bobby Curtola

Robert Allen Curtola, CM, singer, songwriter (born 17 April 1943 in Port Arthur, ON; died 4 June 2016 in EdmontonAB). Bobby Curtola emerged as a teen idol and dominated the Canadian pop chart in the 1960s. His string of hit singles, including “Fortune Teller” (1962), dominated the Canadian singles chart from 1960 to 1967 and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Curtola was one of the first Canadians to receive a multi-million-dollar contract to perform in Las Vegas. He also helped raise millions of dollars for charities as a host of various telethons. He was a Member of the Order of Canada, the RPM Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Marjo

Marjo, née Marjoléne Morin, singer, songwriter (b at Montréal, 2 Aug 1953). Best described as "une rockeuse," smokey-voiced Marjo is the most powerful woman in Québec rock. After brief stints as a secretary, model and actress, Marjo landed a small role in a musical revue and realized her calling.

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Michel Pagliaro

Michel Pagliaro, singer, songwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Nov 1948). Simply known as "Pag," Pagliaro was Québec's undisputed king of rock. Throughout the 1970s, he reigned supreme with a string of French and English hits and became the first Canadian artist to earn gold records in both languages.

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Mitsou

Mitsou, born Mitsou-Miel-Rioux Gélinas, singer, actress (b at Loretteville, Qué 1 Sept 1970). The granddaughter of famed producer and actor Gratien GÉLINAS and daughter of actor Alain Gélinas, Mitsou was introduced to show business at an early age and was a child actress on Québec TV soaps.

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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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Gilles Vigneault

Vigneault always touches his audiences with the sheer force of poetry, sincerity and youth emanating from his work. His rousing song MON PAYS (1964) sealed his popularity at home and abroad, and for many Québécois it has become an anthem.

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Andrew MacMillan

Andrew MacMillan. Bass-baritone, stage director, b Glasgow 22 Nov 1914, d Toronto 7 Feb 1967. His family moved to Canada ca 1916 and settled in Montreal where, at 17, he began studies with Finlay Campbell. In the 1930s he sang in light opera and oratorio productions in Montreal.

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Bernie LaBarge

Bernie LaBarge (b Bernard Leo Labarge). Guitarist, songwriter, singer, b Ottawa 11 March 1953. LaBarge attended school in Burlington, Ont; he began to teach himself guitar at age 11, and by 1967 was playing professionally.

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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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Shania Twain

Shania Twain (born Eilleen Regina Edwards), aka Eilleen Twain, OC, singer, songwriter, guitarist, (born 28 August 1965 in Windsor, ON).

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Georges Dor

Georges Henri Dor (born Dore), singer, songwriter, author, playwright, director, journalist, actor (born 10 March 1931 in Drummondville, QC; died 24 July 2001 in Longueuil, QC).

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André Jobin

André Jobin. Tenor, actor, stage designer, b Quebec City 20 Jan 1933. After 10 years in New York, he went to Paris, where his family had settled, and began studying drama with Pierre Bertin and Suzanne Nivette of the Comédie Française.

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Arthur Plamondon

(Joseph) Arthur Plamondon. Tenor, teacher, b Montreal 9 June 1881, d near Paris between 1939 and 1945; lauréat (AMQ). He studied paino with Émery Lavigne and then voice with Guillaume Couture, and became a soloist at the Montreal cathedral. He subsequently studied and gave concerts in Paris.