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The Weeknd
(Best Known for Singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills")
The Weeknd
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Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, singer-songwriter, the Weeknd, holds several chart records and has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood marred by drug abuse and violence, he persevered and worked hard to emerge as a beloved music star. He is actively involved in philanthropy.

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Shawn Mendes
(Pop Singer & Songwriter Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Handwritten')
Shawn Mendes
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Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pickering, Canada

Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes is known for catchy and soulful folk-pop songs. Stitches, Treat You Better, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, In My Blood, If I Can't Have You and Senorita are some of his popular and chartbuster songs. He was named by the Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

 3 
Michael Bublé
(Canadian Singer)
Michael Bublé
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Birthdate: September 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burnaby, Canada

Michael Bublé is a Canadian record producer, singer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition after releasing his fourth studio album It's Time. Also known for his charity work, Michael Bublé was part of a charity concert where he pledged a donation of A$50,000 to those affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia.

 4 
Drake
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists With the Most Top 10 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100)
Drake
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Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 5 
Justin Bieber
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Best-Selling Pop Music Artists of All Time)
Justin Bieber
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Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada

Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber was discovered via YouTube and subsequently went on to become a teen pop sensation. By age 25 he became the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number-one albums in the US. Bieber has received many accolades, including a Grammy Award. He’s also had his share of controversies and run-in with the law.

 6 
Leonard Cohen
(One of the Most Accomplished Canadian Folk-Rock Singer-Songwriters of His Generation)
Leonard Cohen
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Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount, Canada
Died: November 7, 2016

Leonard Cohen was one of the most popular Canadian celebrities of all time. After starting his career as a poet and novelist, Leonard went on to become a famous singer-songwriter, exploring themes like sexuality, religion, depression, and romantic relationships in his work. Leonard Cohen was one of the inspirations for Steven Clark and Matthew Bissonnette's 2002 film Looking for Leonard.

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Sebastian Bach
(Heavy Metal Vocalist and Frontman of the Rock Band ‘Skid Row’)
Sebastian Bach
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Birthdate: April 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Freeport, The Bahamas

Sebastian Bach is a singer-songwriter best known for his association with American heavy metal band, Skid Row, where he served as frontman from 1987 to 1996. Known for his high-pitched singing style, Sebastian Bach underwent singing-related hernia surgery in 2017; it was later said that the surgery was required as he literally screamed his guts out.

 8 
Gordon Lightfoot
(Singer, Songwriter)
Gordon Lightfoot
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Birthdate: November 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orillia
Canadian folk-rock sensation Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is best known for his chart-topping tracks such as If You Could Read My Mind and Ribbon of Darkness. He set the tone for the folk-pop genre in the 1960s and 1970s. The 16-time Juno-winner has earned the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
 9 
Bryan Adams
(Best Selling Pop, Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Of All Time)
Bryan Adams
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Birthdate: November 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Canadian rock guitarist and singer Bryan Adams, known for his cult classics Everything I Do and Summer of '69, has won 20 Juno Awards and a Grammy. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee is also an avid animal rights activist and a professional photographer who has held several exhibitions.
 10 
Tory Lanez
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Albums: ‘I Told You’, ‘Memories Don't Die’ and ‘Love Me Now?’)
Tory Lanez
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Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

 11 
Paul Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Paul Rodgers
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Birthdate: December 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, England

Paul Rodgers is a British singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Over the years, Rodgers has performed with popular bands like Bad Company, Free, and Queen. Rodgers, who has influenced several notable rock singers, was honored with the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in 2011. He has also been named in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Gordon Downie
(Former Lead singer of rock band The Tragically Hip, a group that has received more than ten JUNO Awards)
Gordon Downie
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Birthdate: February 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherstview, Canada
Died: October 17, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Nav
(Canadian Hip-Hop Artist Known for His Silky Vocals & Slick Beats)
Nav
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Birthdate: November 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He achieved recognition when his song Myself went viral in 2016. Bad Habits, his second studio album, debuted at the top position on the US Billboard 200. He has also received criticism for using the word nigga in some of his songs like TTD.

 14 
Henry Lau
(Former Member of the Chinese Boy Band "Super Junior-M")
Henry Lau
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Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Henry Lau is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Making his debut as a member of the boy band Super Junior-M, he became a popular figure in both China and South Korea. Since then, he has launched a successful solo career as well. He branched out into acting as well and made his Hollywood debut in 2019.

 15 
Jeff Healey
(Singer)
Jeff Healey
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Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: March 2, 2008

Jeff Healey was a Canadian blues-rock and jazz vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Apart from establishing his own career, Jeff Healey also helped develop the careers of several other musicians, including Philip Sayce, Terra Hazelton, and Amanda Meta Marshall. For his contribution to music, Jeff Healey was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.

 16 
Corey Hart
(Pop Singer Known for His Hit Singles 'Sunglasses at Night' and 'Never Surrender')
Corey Hart
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his hit singles, Never Surrender and Sunglasses at Night. In a career spanning over 35 years, Hart has released successful albums like Boy in the Box which peaked at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. He has been inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

 17 
Mark Lee
(Canadian Rapper, Singer and Member of the South Korean Boy Band ‘NCT’)
Mark Lee
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Birthdate: August 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian rapper Mark Lee performs as part of the South Korean boy band NCT, known for their Billboard-charting single such as The 7th Sense. He also became part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM in 2019. He has also been part of reality shows such as It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
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Randy Bachman
(Guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was a founding member of the bands The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
Randy Bachman
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Birthdate: September 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
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Win Butler
(Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist)
Win Butler
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Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truckee, California, United States

Win Butler is an American-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, musician, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular Canadian indie rock band, Arcade Fire. Also a humanitarian, Butler contributed to a charity record named Do They Know It's Hallowe'en as part of a UNICEF benefit project. A multi-talented personality, Win Butler often participates in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

 20 
Kris Wu
(Rapper)
Kris Wu
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Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Chinese-Canadian actor/singer Wu Yifan, better known as Kris Wu, previously performed as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Good Kid, and has starred in films such as Mr. Six and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
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Burton Cummings
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Musician and Keyboardist)
Burton Cummings
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Birthdate: December 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Burton Cummings is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He was the frontman of the rock band The Guess Who from 1966 to 1975. He also enjoyed a highly successful solo career and has been cited as one of the most influential performers in Canadian rock music. He was named an officer of the Order of Canada, in 2009. 

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Rufus Wainwright
(Opera Singer & Son of Musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle)
Rufus Wainwright
5
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian composer, singer, and songwriter. In 1998, Wainwright was recognized as the Best New Artist by Rolling Stone magazine. Over the years, he has received several awards like Juno Awards and GLAAD Media Awards. He has also received nominations for prestigious awards like the Grammys and BRIT Awards.

 23 
Mac DeMarco
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer)
Mac DeMarco
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Birthdate: April 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Duncan, Canada

Canadian singer Mac DeMarco is best known as the pioneer of the blue wave or slacker rock type of music. He described his music as jizz jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, too, he is skilled in the guitar, the drums, and the keyboards. He is fond of vintage musical equipment.

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Deryck Whibley
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Birthdate: March 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scarborough
Canadian singer Deryck Whibley, or Bizzy D, is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist of the rock band Sum 41. He made headlines for his marriage with Avril Lavigne and their subsequent split. He later launched a solo career and appeared in the movie Dirty Love.
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Hank Snow
(Country Singer Best Known for Songs: 'I’m Moving On' and 'The Golden Rocket')
Hank Snow
3
Birthdate: May 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 20, 1999

Hank Snow was a Canadian-American country music artist who had an extensive career spanning half a century. He rose to fame in the 1950s and released around 140 albums during his career. He endured extreme difficulties as a youngster and sought solace in music, eventually becoming one of the most influential artists in all of country music. 

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Walter Pidgeon
(Former Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Walter Pidgeon
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Birthdate: September 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: September 25, 1984
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Daniel Caesar
(Singer, Musician)
Daniel Caesar
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Birthdate: April 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 28 
Tablo
(Best Known as The Leader and Producer of Veteran Korean Hip-Hop Group 'Epik High')
Tablo
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Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Tablo is a Korean-Canadian composer, record producer, lyricist, and hip hop recording artist. He is best known for being the producer and leader of the popular alternative hip hop group, Epik High. He is also credited with founding High Ground, an independent music label, which housed bands like The Black Skirts and Hyukoh.

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Dallas Green
(Canadian Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Dallas Green
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Birthdate: September 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Catharines, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Bbnos
(Canadian Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper)
Bbnos
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Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
 31 
Belly
(Palestinian-Canadian Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper)
Belly
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Birthdate: April 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jenin, Palestine
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Raffi
(known for his children's music)
Raffi
4
Birthdate: July 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
 33 
Richard Manuel
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Musician)
Richard Manuel
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Birthdate: April 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stratford
Died: March 4, 1986

Richard Manuel was a Canadian singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best remembered as a pianist and singer in the musical group The Band. He was a versatile singer famous for his soul-influenced baritone and delicate falsetto. Unfortunately, he fell victim to alcoholism and drug abuse that threatened his career and life. He died by suicide in 1986. 

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Nolan Gerard Funk
(Actor)
Nolan Gerard Funk
4
Birthdate: July 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Gino Vannelli
(Rock singer whose best-known singles include)
Gino Vannelli
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Birthdate: June 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Jon Lajoie
(Canadian Comedian, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Musician, Rapper, Actor, Director, and Internet Celebrity)
Jon Lajoie
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Birthdate: August 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tom Cochrane
(musician)
Tom Cochrane
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Birthdate: May 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lynn Lake, Canada
 38 
Ronnie Hawkins
(Rockabilly musician notable for his role as a talent scout and mentor of musicians he recruited for his band the Hawks)
Ronnie Hawkins
4
Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Arkansas, United States
Died: May 22, 2022
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Jian Ghomeshi
(Singer and Radio Personality Who Was a Member of the Satirical Band Moxy Früvous)
Jian Ghomeshi
5
Birthdate: June 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Multi-dimensional Persian-Canadian musical artist and broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi is best known for his CBC show Q. Part of the folk-rock group Moxy Früvous, he has also launched a few podcasts. He was dragged into a sexual assault controversy, involving multiple charges, but was later acquitted of all charges.

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Jake Epstein
(Actor)
Jake Epstein
4
Birthdate: January 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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K'naan
(Known For His Single "Wavin’ Flag", Which Was Chosen as Anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup)
K'naan
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia

K'naan is the stage name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, a Somali Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to fame when his single Wavin' Flag was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is committed to his Somali roots and is considered a spokesperson for the Toronto Somali community. 

 42 
Hugh Dillon
(Canadian Singer and Actor)
Hugh Dillon
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Colm Wilkinson
(Tenor and Actor Best Known for His Lead Role as ‘Jean Valjean’ in ‘Les Misérables')
Colm Wilkinson
4
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Ireland
Known for his incredible vocal range, Irish tenor Colm Wilkinson mesmerized audiences with his performances in the stage musicals The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. Born to musician parents, Wilkinson had begun performing part-time quite early in life. His self-titled album aced the Irish charts for 8 weeks.
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Bruce Cockburn
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist)
Bruce Cockburn
4
Birthdate: May 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
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James LaBrie
(Canadian Singer)
James LaBrie
4
Birthdate: May 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penetanguishene, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tesher
(Singer, Remixer)
Tesher
2
Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
 47 
Stan Rogers
(Canadian Folk Musician and Songwriter)
Stan Rogers
3
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: June 2, 1983

Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers is remembered both for his baritone voice and for his 6’4” frame. The rock bassist was initially mistaken for Gordon Lightfoot for his singing style. He died in an unfortunate fire on an Air Canada flight in Ohio at age 33.

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Jonny Craig
(Singer-songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of bands Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, and Slaves)
Jonny Craig
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
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Terry Jacks
(Canadian Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Terry Jacks
3
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
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Denny Doherty
(Singer, Actor)
Denny Doherty
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: January 19, 2007