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Canadian Female Vocalists of the 1960's

Updated on October 5, 2012
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Famous in Canada and Beyond

Before coming to Canada I have to confess to not appreciating that many of the gifted singers I loved to listen to were, in fact, Canadian and not American. Growing up In the late 1960's and early 70's in the UK I ignorantly lumped my favourite singers together as American. Now living in Canada I am glad to wave the Canadian flag and recognize these sirens as Canadian.

Canada to some degree still has a bad rap identifying her considerable talent in Europe and Asia - so, for those who didn't know - this is a glimpse at just some of Canada's amazing talent who came to fame in the 1960's. Sit back and enjoy!


Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell | Source

Joni Mitchell

Born in 1943, Joni Mitchell recorded her debut album in 1968. A singer, songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell encompasses her huge talent for words and images with an amazing voice that in so many ways defined an era. When I listen to Joni I am young and idealistic again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMEPk6fvpg (Big yellow taxi)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_Mitchell

Anne Murray
Anne Murray | Source

Anne Murray

Anne Murray was born in Nova Scotia in 1945. In 1970 Anne Murray became the first ever Canadian singer to reach number 1 on the US charts. She has won multiple awards and sold over 54 million albums worldwide.

Her 1968 Debut Album "what about me" featured the single of the same name written by Scott Mckenzie. Her most well known song "Snowbird" is still performed by Ms. Murray and other recording artists worldwide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTHF8udNBxQ (What about Me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewxCL1Eb5bo (Juno awards various duets)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Murray


Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie | Source

Buffy Sainte-Marie

I first heard the amazing voice of Buffy Sainte-Marie when I was 15. The rich undertones of her voice, her capacity to deliver words clearly and with emotion is beautiful.

Born in 1941, a member of the Canadian Cree First Nation Buffy Sainte Marie is a singer, songwriter, visual artist and social activist. Her passion for social justice and pacifism is present in her words, music and visual art. Some people are good at many things but master of none. Buffy Sainte-Marie is an exception to that rule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyNLN-cKsp8 (Universal Soldier)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs8NJI9cVd4 (Darling don't cry)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_Sainte-Marie




Charity Brown
Charity Brown | Source

Charity (Phyllis) Brown

Phyllis Brown changed her stage name to Charity Borwn in 1973. Born in Ontario Phyllis started out singing in high school with local bands. In 1970 she became the lead singer for Rain. Rain entered the charts in the top ten with their single "Out of my Mind". In 1973 Phyllis left Rain, changed her name and started her solo career. Under A & M Records she scored four top ten Canadian hits including Take Me in your Arms which went to #5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sNNrUI0ejA (Out of my mind)

http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/3379282 (anyway you want)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_Brown


Colette Boky
Colette Boky | Source

Colette Boky

Colette Boky was born in 1935 in Montreal. She made her Soprano debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville in 1961. In 1967 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. I could not find any clips of solo performances but Colette does perform in the clips below. My love of opera started when I was around 14 and I remember listening to Colette Boky on BBC Radio 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bid8Vb39oms (Merry Wives of Windsor)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEfFhibODtg (La Boheme act 1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colette_Boky

Edith Butler
Edith Butler | Source

Edith Butler

Honestly I had no idea about Edith Butler until I heard a CBC interview. Given that she was busy finding music in the period I am covering I wanted to include her here too. Born in 1942 in New Brunswick Butler spent the mid 60's finding and translating Arcadian music which without her endeavours would likely be lost to us today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL80xP86HGs (alons danser)

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/arts-entertainment/music/general-24/edith-butler.html

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/edith-butler

Who did you enjoy from this period?

Send me your suggestions and I will add them to this hub.

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    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      GypsyRoseLee thanks for reading and sharing. Appreciate that. Glad to know we share enjoyment of such great music from these ladies.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Thanks for sharing this great hub. You have my three all time favorites Joni, Anne and Buffy. Passing this on.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      carol7777 thanks for stopping by. Glad I'm not the only one who was unaware:-)

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I am familiar with most of these ...My favorite was Joni Mitchell. Thanks for the interesting hub. Actually I didn't know she was Canadian.

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