List of famous Canadian musicians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Canada has been inhabited by the aborigines, French and English and their culture is an amalgamation of the three. Similar to their culture and traditions, the Canadian music is also influenced by the three communities. Each aboriginal community had developed a distinct style of music but the Chanting tradition which used a variety of hand-made instruments became quite popular. Eventually as the French colonies began to settle in the country, the music evolved to incorporate the classic fiddle playing style and the musicians began to use instruments such as violins, guitars, drums, flutes and trumpets. After the great depression the music moved towards a more popular culture and thus came into being Canadian jazz and Canadian rock. Pianist Oscar Peterson and singer Hank Snow were some of the greatest musicians of that era. The country has also produced some great rock musicians like Neil young and Leonard Cohen. The great legacy of the country’s music is carried forward by the musicians like Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain and Celine Dion. Here we present to you a collection of biographies on some of most the famous Canadian musicians. Read on to know more about their life stories, timeline and achievements. You will also find some interesting facts and trivia about these personalities.
The WeekndThe Weeknd

16 February 1990

Scarborough

Aquarius

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Libra

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Neil YoungNeil Young

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Chad KroegerChad Kroeger

15 November 1974

Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Kingston

Scorpio

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Virgo

Adam GontierAdam Gontier

25 May 1978

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka

30 July 1941

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Leo

Neal PeartNeil Peart

12 September 1952

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan

28 January 1968

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Aquarius

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

Toronto

Leo

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson

15 August 1925

23 December 2007

Montreal

Leo

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles

25 December 1958

Toronto

Capricorn

Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk

18 May 1974

Holne, Devon, England

Taurus

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette

01 June 1974

Ottawa

Gemini

Aaron FunkAaron Funk

11 January 1975

Winnipeg

Capricorn

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang

02 November 1961

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Celine DionCeline Dion

30 March 1968

Repentigny

Aries

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

01 June 1974

Ottawa

Gemini

SnowSnow

30 October 1969

Toronto

Scorpio

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Victoria

Scorpio

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen

21 November 1985

Mission

Scorpio

Deadmau5Deadmau5

05 January 1981

Toronto

Capricorn

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell

07 November 1943

Fort Macleod

Scorpio

Cory MonteithCory Monteith

11 May 1982

13 July 2013

Calgary

Taurus

Victor GarberVictor Garber

16 March 1949

London

Pisces

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot

17 November 1938

Orillia

Scorpio

MoSSMoSS
Diana KrallDiana Krall

16 November 1964

Nanaimo

Scorpio

Edison ChenEdison Chen

07 October 1980

Vancouver

Libra

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke

01 March 1947

13 December 2016

Kirkland Lake

Pisces

Eugene LevyEugene Levy

17 December 1946

Hamilton

Sagittarius

Jeff HealeyJeff Healey

25 March 1966

02 March 2008

Toronto

Aries

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend

05 May 1972

Vancouver

Taurus

TabloTablo

22 July 1980

Seoul

Cancer

Deryck WhibleyDeryck Whibley

21 March 1980

Scarborough

Aries

Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson

05 July 1943

Toronto, Canada

Cancer

Jessica LowndesJessica Lowndes

08 November 1988

Vancouver

Scorpio

k.d. langk.d. lang

02 November 1961

Edmonton

Scorpio

Glenn GouldGlenn Gould

25 September 1932

04 October 1982

Toronto

Libra

Howard ShoreHoward Shore

18 October 1946

Toronto

Libra

Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin

04 December 1921

20 April 2013

Winnipeg

Sagittarius

Alex LifesonAlex Lifeson

27 August 1953

Fernie

Virgo

Loreena McKennittLoreena McKennitt

17 February 1957

Morden

Aquarius

Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie

20 February 1941

Saskatchewan

Pisces

Denny DohertyDenny Doherty

29 November 1940

19 January 2007

Halifax

Sagittarius

Rick DankoRick Danko

29 December 1942

10 December 1999

Canada

Capricorn

Nardwuar the Human ServietteNardwuar the Human Serviette

05 July 1968

Vancouver

Cancer

TamiaTamia

09 May 1975

Windsor

Taurus

Coyote ShiversCoyote Shivers

24 September 1965

Toronto

Libra

Jon LajoieJon Lajoie

21 August 1980

Montreal

Leo

Boi-1daBoi-1da

12 October 1986

Kingston

Libra

Cœur de pirateCœur de pirate

22 September 1989

Outremont

Virgo

Emily HainesEmily Haines

25 January 1974

New Delhi

Aquarius

Nicholas TseNicholas Tse

29 August 1980

Hong Kong

Virgo

Richard ManuelRichard Manuel

03 April 1943

04 March 1986

Stratford

Aries

Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur

17 March 1972

Montreal

Pisces

Fefe DobsonFefe Dobson

28 February 1985

Scarborough

Pisces

Dave BakshDave Baksh

26 July 1980

Toronto

Leo

Keshia ChantéKeshia Chanté

16 June 1988

Ottawa

Gemini

Cindy BreakspeareCindy Breakspeare

24 October 1954

Toronto

Scorpio

Josh RamsayJosh Ramsay

11 June 1985

Vancouver

Gemini

Randy BachmanRandy Bachman

27 September 1943

Winnipeg

Libra

Steven PageSteven Page

22 June 1970

Scarborough

Cancer

Burton CummingsBurton Cummings

31 December 1947

Winnipeg

Capricorn

Chilly GonzalesChilly Gonzales

20 March 1972

Montreal

Pisces

Alice GlassAlice Glass

23 August 1988

Toronto

Leo

James LaBrieJames LaBrie

05 May 1963

Penetanguishene

Taurus

Jonny CraigJonny Craig

26 March 1986

Abbotsford

Aries

Garth HudsonGarth Hudson

02 August 1937

Windsor

Leo

Les StroudLes Stroud

20 October 1961

Mimico

Libra

Leon RedboneLeon Redbone

26 August 1949

Ontario

Virgo

A-TrakA-Trak

30 March 1982

Montreal

Aries

Régine ChassagneRégine Chassagne

18 August 1977

Montreal

Leo

Bob RockBob Rock

19 April 1954

Vancouver

Aries

Christophe BeckChristophe Beck

30 November 1972

Montreal

Sagittarius

Gino VannelliGino Vannelli

16 June 1952

Montreal

Gemini

Long John BaldryLong John Baldry

12 January 1941

21 July 2005

London

Capricorn

Daniel PowterDaniel Powter

25 February 1971

Vernon

Pisces

Richie HawtinRichie Hawtin

04 June 1970

Banbury

Gemini

Stan RogersStan Rogers

29 November 1949

02 June 1983

Hamilton

Sagittarius

Pierre BouvierPierre Bouvier

09 May 1979

Montreal

Taurus

Nicole AppletonNicole Appleton

07 December 1974

Hamilton

Sagittarius

Tom CochraneTom Cochrane

14 May 1953

Lynn Lake

Taurus

Kardinal OffishallKardinal Offishall

11 May 1976

Toronto

Taurus

Tim HeckerTim Hecker

1974 AD

Vancouver

Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn

27 May 1945

Ottawa

Gemini

IllangeloIllangelo

29 July 1987

Leo

Steve JoczSteve Jocz

23 July 1981

Ajax

Cancer

Melanie FionaMelanie Fiona

04 July 1983

Toronto

Cancer

Matthew GoodMatthew Good

29 June 1971

Burnaby

Cancer

Pat TraversPat Travers

12 April 1954

Toronto

Aries

Lawrence GowanLawrence Gowan

22 November 1956

Glasgow

Scorpio

Bif NakedBif Naked

17 June 1971

Delhi

Gemini

John RutseyJohn Rutsey

23 July 1953

11 May 2008

Ontario

Cancer

Jann ArdenJann Arden

27 March 1962

Calgary

Aries

Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson

04 May 1928

23 August 2006

Montreal

Taurus

Terry JacksTerry Jacks

29 March 1944

Winnipeg

Aries

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