Famous Canadian Rock Musicians

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Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')
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Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: January 7, 2020

Neil Peart was a Canadian songwriter, author, and musician. Best known as the drummer of the popular rock band Rush, Peart was nicknamed The Professor for his technical proficiency. In 1983, Neil Peart became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer publication's Readers Poll Hall of Fame.

 2 
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.

 3 
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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 4 
Randy Bachman
(Guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was a founding member of the bands The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
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Birthdate: September 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
 5 
Lights
(Canadian electropop singer-songwriter best known for singles "Ice" and "Toes.")
Lights
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Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Fefe Dobson
(Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Musician, Model)
Fefe Dobson
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Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scarborough
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 7 
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
 8 
Bob Rock
(Canadian Record Producer, Sound Engineer and Musician)
Bob Rock
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Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Grammy Award-winning Canadian sound engineer and music producer Robert Jens Rock, or Bob Rock, has not just worked with bands such as Metallica and Aerosmith, but has also composed for films such as Mission: Impossible II and St. Elmo's Fire. He is part of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 9 
Emily Haines
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)
Emily Haines
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Birthdate: January 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi

Emily Haines is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is the lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of the rock band Metric. She is a member of the indie rock band Broken Social Scene as well and also performs solo. She is the daughter of the poet Paul Haines and was encouraged to pursue her musical passion from childhood.  

 10 
Bruce Cockburn
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist)
Bruce Cockburn
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Birthdate: May 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
 11 
Tom Cochrane
(musician)
Tom Cochrane
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Birthdate: May 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lynn Lake, Canada
 12 
Pierre Bouvier
(Singer)
Pierre Bouvier
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Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Andy Kim
(Pop rock singer and songwriter known for hits like "Rock Me Gently" and "Baby, I Love You")
Andy Kim
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Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 14 
Dan Hill
(Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Singer-songwriter)
Dan Hill
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Birthdate: June 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto
 15 
Daniel Powter
(Singer, Pianist)
Daniel Powter
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Birthdate: February 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vernon

Canadian singer Daniel Powter soared to fame with his single Billboard-charting track Bad Day. His childhood was spent battling dyslexia and training in the violin and the piano. He once also opened up about being sexually abused by his babysitter as a child and then resorting to drugs.

 16 
Alexz Johnson
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer)
Alexz Johnson
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Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Westminster
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
Bif Naked
(Singer-songwriter)
Bif Naked
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Birthdate: June 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Delhi, Delhi, India
 18 
Tal Bachman
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Tal Bachman
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Birthdate: August 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg
 19 
Serena Ryder
(singer-songwriter)
Serena Ryder
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Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 20 
Zalman Yanovsky
(Canadian Folk-Rock Musician )
Zalman Yanovsky
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Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 13, 2002
 21 
Alan Doyle
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)
Alan Doyle
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Birthdate: May 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
 22 
Tom Thacker
Tom Thacker
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Birthdate: April 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Langley City
 23 
Jason Dean Bennison
Jason Dean Bennison
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Birthdate: September 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mississauga
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Raine Maida
(Singer)
Raine Maida
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Birthdate: February 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 25 
Sass Jordan
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Sass Jordan
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Birthdate: December 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham
 26 
Matthew Good
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Matthew Good
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Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burnaby
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Nick Gilder
(Singer, Songwriter)
Nick Gilder
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Birthdate: December 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greater London
 28 
Brad Roberts
(Singer)
Brad Roberts
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Birthdate: January 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg
 29 
Sarah Neufeld
(Violinist)
Sarah Neufeld
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Birthdate: August 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Merville, British Columbia
 30 
Efrim Menuck
(Canadian Musician and Record Producer)
Efrim Menuck
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Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 31 
Benjamin Kowalewicz
(Singer)
Benjamin Kowalewicz
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Birthdate: December 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal
 32 
Skye Sweetnam
(Singer, Songwriter)
Skye Sweetnam
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Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolton
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 33 
Kevin Hearn
(Singer)
Kevin Hearn
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Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
 34 
David Usher
(Singer-songwriter and the lead singer for the alternative rock band Moist.)
David Usher
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Birthdate: April 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
Sam Roberts
(Rock singer-songwriter)
Sam Roberts
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Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmount, Quebec, Canada
 36 
Chuck Comeau
(Canadian Musician and Drummer)
Chuck Comeau
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Birthdate: September 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 37 
Sébastien Lefebvre
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Sébastien Lefebvre
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Birthdate: June 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal
 38 
Ian Thomas
(actor, songwriter)
Ian Thomas
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Birthdate: July 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton
 39 
Ian Thornley
(Singer, Songwriter)
Ian Thornley
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Birthdate: July 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto
 40 
Brendan Canning
(Musician)
Brendan Canning
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 41 
Esthero
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter)
Esthero
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Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 42 
Sophie Trudeau
Sophie Trudeau
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Birthplace: Canada
 43 
Dan Mangan
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Dan Mangan
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Birthdate: April 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithers
 44 
Kevin Drew
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Kevin Drew
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Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto
 45 
Spencer Krug
(Singer, Songwriter)
Spencer Krug
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Birthdate: May 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penticton
 46 
Luba
(singer, singer-songwriter, musician)
Luba
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Birthdate: April 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal
 47 
Joel Plaskett
(Musician, Songwriter and Record producer)
Joel Plaskett
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Birthdate: April 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lunenburg, Canada
 48 
Amy Millan
(Singer)
Amy Millan
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Birthdate: December 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto
 49 
Mars Bonfire
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Mars Bonfire
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Birthdate: April 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oshawa
 50 
Lindi Ortega
(Canadian Country Singer and Songwriter)
Lindi Ortega
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Birthdate: May 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada