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Subject: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: warped on 03/06/13 at 8:13 pm

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- Canadian country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors, whose toe-tapping musical spirit and fierce patriotism established him as one of Canada's strongest cultural icons, has died. He was 77.

Connors passed away Wednesday from what a spokesman described as "natural causes."

Brian Edwards said the musician, rarely seen without his signature black cowboy hat and stomping cowboy boots, knew his health was declining and had penned a message for his fans a few days before his death.

In the message posted on his website, Connors says Canada kept him "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."

Connors is survived by his wife Lena, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren.

Dubbed Stompin' Tom for his propensity to pound the floor with his left foot during performances, Connors garnered a devoted following through straight-ahead country-folk tunes that drew inspiration from his extensive travels and focused on the everyman


Subject: Re: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: whistledog on 03/06/13 at 8:54 pm

This is very sad news.
The Hockey Song is legendary and will forever remain a favourite among hockey fans Canada-wide.

The Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom Connors to Canada is like Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll Part 2 for the rest of the world:  One of the most recognizable sports anthems of all time!

Subject: Re: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: Foo Bar on 03/06/13 at 10:51 pm

Meanwhile, in Halifax...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Bud_the_Spud.JPG

For the Americans wondering what's going on here, the chip wagon's just a tribute from when Connors was alive.

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When it comes to potatoes, PEI is to Canada as Idaho is to the America.  And when it comes to folk/country, Stompin' Tom Connors was to Canadiana, as Red Sovine (was) and C. W. McCall (still is) to Americana.

Subject: Re: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: whistledog on 03/07/13 at 1:48 pm

Love that Bud the Spud chip wagon!

Another good Stompin' Tom song was his 1973 hit Don Messer Story which was a tribute to the late Canadian Folk musician Don Messer wgho at the time had died earlier that same year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8raOyte8SzQ

Subject: Re: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: whistledog on 03/14/13 at 7:47 am

The Hockey Song just entered the Canadian Top 40 charts at #29 :o

Subject: Re: Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Written By: warped on 03/14/13 at 1:13 pm


The Hockey Song just entered the Canadian Top 40 charts at #29 :o


Wow. That is a surprise.

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