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The Happy Gang

The Happy Gang. Troupe of musical entertainers heard 1937-59, weekdays at lunchtime, in a CBC radio variety show of the same name.


George Godwin

George Godwin, writer, satirist, lawyer (b at London, UK, 1 July 1889, died at Hastings, UK, 1974). Godwin spent seven years in Canada, first as a fruit grower, then as an officer in the Canadian army.


Charles Yale Harrison

Charles Yale Harrison, journalist, novelist (born at Philadelphia, PA 16 Jun 1898; died at New York, NY 17 Mar 1954). Born in Philadelphia, Charles Yale Harrison spent his childhood and adolescent years in Montreal.


André Turp

André Turp. Tenor, b Montreal 21 Dec 1925, d there 25 Feb 1991. He took voice lessons from Édouard Woolley and Frank H. Rowe and then worked at the CMM with Ruzena Herlinger. He was awarded a Quebec government grant in 1949 and went to Italy to study with Hélène Vita.


William James Richardson

William James Richardson, author, humorist, radio host (b at Winnipeg 11 Aug 1955). Bill Richardson was raised in Winnipeg and graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate. He attended the University of Winnipeg and received a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies in 1976.


Eddie Schwartz

Eddie (Edward Sydney) Schwartz. Songwriter, singer, record producer, guitarist, b Toronto 22 Dec 1949; BA (York) 1976. Eddie Schwartz began writing songs in his teens and fronted the Toronto rock band Icarus in the late 1960s.


Gwethalyn Graham

Gwethalyn Graham, novelist (b at Toronto, 18 Jan 1913; d at Montréal, 26 Nov 1965). Born Gwethalyn Graham Erichsen-Brown, Gwethalyn Graham was raised in TORONTO.


Jim Vallance

Jim (James Douglas) Vallance. Songwriter, drummer, record producer, b Chilliwack, BC, 31 May 1952. Jim Vallance studied piano as a boy and 1970-1 with Frances Marr Adaskin at the University of British Columbia, and cello 1974-6 with Hans Siegrist.


Colin McPhee

McPhee, Colin (Carhart). Composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, writer, b Montreal 15 Mar 1900, d Los Angeles 7 Jan 1964.


Ludger Duvernay

Ludger Duvernay, newspaperman, editor, printer, politician, Patriote (born 22 January 1799 in Verchères, Lower Canada; died 28 November 1852 in Montréal, Canada East).


Stompin' Tom Connors

Charles Thomas "Stompin’ Tom" Connors, OC, singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddler (born 9 February 1936 in Saint John, NB; died 6 March 2013 in Ballinafad, ON). One of the most iconic figures in Canadian music, Stompin’ Tom Connors was a working-class, salt-of-the-earth troubadour and perhaps the most overtly nationalist songwriter Canada has ever produced. His traditional country songs about Canadian people and places — such as “Bud the Spud,” “Sudbury Saturday Night” and “Big Joe Mufferaw” — were humorous, patriotic and widely popular, and reflected his extensive travels throughout the country. He was a passionate activist for Canadian music and culture, going so far as to return six Juno Awards in protest of what he saw as the organization’s favouring of expatriate Canadians over those with only domestic success. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the East Coast Music Awards, the Toronto Musician’s Union and SOCAN. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.


Joe Rosenblatt

Joseph Rosenblatt, poet, artist, editor (born 26 December 1933 in Toronto, ON; died 11 March 2019 in Qualicum Beach, BC). Joe Rosenblatt was a prolific and influential poet who published 18 books of poetryand several works of fiction. According to Quill & Quire, Rosenblatt’s poetry was known for its “signature combination of formalism, syntactic wildness, bizarre and often threatening nature imagery, and an undercurrent of Jewish spiritualism.” His poetry collection Top Soil won the Governor General’s Literary Awardin 1976. Rosenblatt was also a literary consultant and an editor of literary magazines, as well as an accomplished illustratorand writing teacher.


Dominique Ducharme

Dominique Ducharme, soldier, fur trader, office holder (b François Dominique Ducharme at Lachine, Que 15 May 1765; d at Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes, Que 3 Aug 1853).


Jacqueline Lemieux-Lopez

Lemieux-Lopez studied ballet primarily under local teachers Gérald Crevier, Séda Zaré, Marc Beaudet and Elizabeth Leese. She danced on television and attended one NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL summer program before turning her attention to teaching.


Garth Hudson (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 22, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

It's close to dawn when Garth Hudson shows me the gun. "I made it from a kit," he says, fondling a derringer with a smooth wooden handle. Hudson is sitting at a piano in his home studio, an old cabin in New York's Catskill Mountains.


Nancy Telfer

Telfer (b Lindsey), Nancy (Ellen). Composer, choral conductor, clinician, teacher, b Brampton, Ont, 8 May 1950; BA (Western) 1971, B MUS (Western) 1979, honorary licentiate (Canadian National Conservatory of Music) 2004.


Ka Nin Chan

Ka Nin (Francis) Chan. Composer, teacher, b Hong Kong 3 Dec 1949, naturalized Canadian 1971; BA SC (University of British Columbia) 1974, B MUS (University of British Columbia) 1976, M MUS (Indiana) 1978, D MUS (Indiana) 1983.


Galt MacDermot

MacDermot, (Arthur Terence) Galt. Composer, pianist, b Montreal 18 Dec 1928; BA English and history (Bishop's) 1950, B MUS (Cape Town) 1953? He was raised in several Canadian cities, including Toronto (where he attended Upper Canada College, of which his father, T.W.L.