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Stompin' Tom Connors's songs mapped

  • Mar 06, 2013
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The folk-country music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors died yesterday at the age of 77.

The Canadian icon recorded 61 albums over his career, 10 of which, according to his website, have yet to be released.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Charles Thomas Connors was raised by foster parents in Skinner Pond, Prince Edward Island.

Connors was fiercely proud to be Canadian. In 1979, he protested what he saw as the Americanization of the Canadian music industry by returning six of his Juno awards.

Connors’s family released a message on his website from the musician.

“It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with it’s beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world,” the statement reads. “I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.”

We’ve put together a map of a selection of Connors’s toe-tapping melodies to take you across the country. Explore the interactive map of a selection of Stompin’ Tom Connors’s songs.


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