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Mary Bothwell

Mary Bothwell. Soprano, painter, b Hickson, near Woodstock, Ont, 28 Nov ca 1900, d Switzerland, mid-1970s. At the Canadian Academy of Music, Toronto, she studied singing with Otto Morando and piano with Peter C. Kennedy.

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Tim Brady

Tim (Timothy Wesley John) Brady. Composer, guitarist, b Montreal 11 Jul 1956; BFA (Concordia) 1978, M MUS jazz performance and composition (New England Conservatory) 1980.

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Gordie Brandt

Gordie (Gordon Edward) Brandt. Guitarist, b Regina 20 Jun 1924, d Saskatoon 31 Jul 1983. Raised in Saskatoon, Brandt began playing guitar at 12.

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Robert Charlton Bayley

Robert Charlton Bayley. Educator, organist, choir conductor, composer, b Buctouche, near Moncton, NB, 4 Apr 1913; B SC (New Brunswick) 1934, LTCL 1935, L MUS (McGill) 1938, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970. His teachers included Sister M.

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Marie-Josée Lord

Lord, an orphan from Haiti, arrived in Canada at an early age, adopted by a Québec family. She began piano lessons at seven, studied violin as a teenager and graduated from Marcelle-Mallet private secondary school in Lévis.

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Jean Bonhomme

Jean (Robert Gérard Joseph) Bonhomme. Tenor, b Ottawa 14 Feb 1937, d there19 Jun l986; BA (Ottawa) 1957. He studied 1961-4 with Raoul Jobin privately and 1962-4 with George Lambert at the RCMT, winning the top vocal award in the 1964 CBC Talent Festival.

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Leah Pinsent

She appeared in Eric Till's television drama Glory Enough for All (1988) and continued her studies at the University of Toronto, the Williamstown Theatre in Williamstown, Mass., and the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.

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Jean Beaudet

Jean (Bernard) Beaudet. Pianist, composer, b Ottawa 1 Jun 1950. His father, Rémi, was a professional violinist during the 1930s in Detroit. His mother, the mezzo-soprano Louise Bray, sang in Ottawa and Montreal. Beaudet began playing piano at 10.

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Johanne Blouin

Johanne Blouin. Singer, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 19 Sep 1955. Her mother, Lena Cushen, was a jazz singer, and her father, Claude Blouin, a trombonist who accompanied Trenet, Sinatra, Liberace, and Garland. She began to sing in night-clubs at 16.

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Beau Dommage

Beau Dommage. Leading Quebec rock band of the mid-1970s, its name an old Quebec expression meaning 'most certainly' or 'why not'. As early as 1969, Michel Rivard, Pierre Bertrand, and Michel Hinton had formed an amateur group called La famille Casgrain.

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Bessie Bonsall

Bessie Bonsall. Contralto, b Ottawa 30 Aug 1870, d Paris, Ont, 15 Dec 1963. She studied with W. Elliott Haslam at the Toronto College of Music and at 18 was soloist at St James' Cathedral.

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Bedford and Eby

​Reginald Bedford (born 13 December 1909 in London, ON; died 9 December 1985 in Hamilton, ON) and Evelyn Eby (born 12 May 1909 in Outlook, SK; died 19 May 2012 in Hamilton) were duo pianists and teachers.

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Reginald Hugo

Reginald Hugo. Engineer, organizer, tenor, b East Molesley, London, 18 Apr 1897, d Winnipeg 14 Aug 1974. He came to Canada in 1906, graduated as a civil engineer (Manitoba 1917), and became a bridge engineer for the CNR. He studied singing with W.H. Anderson and was a member of the Choristers.

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Imant Raminsh

Imant (Karlis) Raminsh, composer, conductor, violinist, teacher (b at Ventspils, Latvia 18 Sep 1943, naturalized Canadian 1954).

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Salvator Issaurel

Salvator (Guillaume) Issaurel. Tenor, teacher, b Marseilles 23 Jan 1871, d Montreal 4 Dec 1944. He studied voice in his hometown and later, until 1898, with Masson at the Paris Cons.

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Jules Jacob

Jules Jacob. Tenor, record dealer, b St-Prosper-de-Champlain, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 1906, d Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, 16 Jan 1969. In 1930, while studying voice in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, he became a member of the Alouette Vocal Quartet.

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Richard Eaton

Richard (Stephen) Eaton. Organist-choir master, educator, composer, b Victoria, BC, 16 Jan 1914, d Rhodes, Greece, 25 Jan 1968; Licentiate (McGill) 1939, B MUS (McGill) 1942. He took his first lessons in Victoria, where he was a choir boy and, 1930-5, assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Yves Hébert

Yves Hébert, pen name Yves Sauvageau, actor, playwright (b at Waterloo, Qué 17 May 1946; d at Granby, Qué 12 Oct 1970). After studies in education at the École normale de Sherbrooke (1963-65), he enrolled in the National Theatre School (1965-68).