Burton Cummings to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg-born Burton Cummings will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2016 Juno Awards.
The legendary rocker will be the first to place his name in the Hall of Fame’s new home at the National Music Centre in Calgary on April 1.
Cummings first found fame as the lead singer for Winnipeg rock group, The Guess Who, who were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987. He left the band to pursue a solo career in 1976.
Cummings continued his winning streak with a gold record debut solo single, Stand Tall. He followed up with a number of other hit singles and albums including I’m Scared, I Will Play a Rhapsody, Timeless Love and Fine State of Affairs. He also won five Juno Awards between 1977 and 1980.
“I wish my mother had lived long enough to see this. She would have been over the moon about it,” Cummings said in a statement.
“I’ve received many acknowledgements through the decades, but truthfully, I cannot say that any of them outweighs this one.”
Cummings will also be honoured with a special induction tribute during the 45th Juno Awards on April 3 at Calgary’s Saddledome.
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