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Encyclopedia > Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles (b. Alannah Byles, December 25, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian musician. She grew up in Toronto and Buckhorn, where her family owns a ranch and where she also learned to ride horses. She wrote her first song at the age of eight, called "Ugly Little Cabbage in the Garden", a song meant for her sister who she was teasing. Later in her life she sold her horse to buy an Ovation guitar to play in various clubs and coffee houses. December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength City of Toronto, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Buckhorn is an area in the township of Galway-Cavendish-Harvey, in Peterborough County, Ontario. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... Horses: the meat of kings!!! ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... A club is an association of people not united together by any natural ties of kinship, real or supposed. ... A Street Cafe, Jerusalem, Henry Fenn (1838- ): steel engraving in Picturesque Palestine, ca 1875 A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or caf shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ...

When she was eighteen, she began performing in southern Ontario. She eventually met Christopher Ward, with whom she formed a band and performed cover songs from Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and The Pretenders. She actually managed to get more gigs by tricking club managers into believing some of her own original songs were cover songs from other bands. Later she joined with David Tyson to complete her band. Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Christopher Ward is a Canadian songwriter and broadcaster best known as a former long-standing on-air personality at MuchMusic, Canadas music video network, where he and J.D. Roberts were the first two video jockeys in 1984. ... Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an iconic American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Bob Seger Robert Clark Bob Seger (born May 6, 1945 in Detroit) is an American rock musician who achieved his greatest success in the 1970s and 1980s and whose music continues to be influential today. ... Pretenders album cover, 1980 The Pretenders are a British rock band known for innovative songwriting and charismatic performances. ...

In 1989, she released the song "Black Velvet" which was a hit in numerous countries, including Canada, where it went ten times platinum. In total, it sold five million records worldwide and won three Juno Awards and a Grammy Award. She toured for eighteen months straight, opening for various performers such as Robert Plant, Tina Turner and Simple Minds. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ... The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American... Robert Plant performing live on stage at the University of East Anglia in November 2002. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, now Brownsville, Tennessee) is a Black American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Back in the 1980s, Simple Minds was considered one of the dominant alternative, new wave or college radio bands. ...

Myles had several other hits in Canada, including "Love Is" and "Song Instead of a Kiss", but "Black Velvet" was her only international hit.


  • Alannah Myles (1989)
  • Rockinghorse (1992)
  • A-lan-nah (1995)
  • A Rival (1997)
  • Alannah Myles: The Very Best Of (1998)

See also

  • List of one-hit wonders

List of one-hit wonders can refer to One-hit wonders in Canada One-hit wonders in the UK One-hit wonders in the United States This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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Alannah's musical appeal transcends not only cultural, but also generational boundaries -- her audiences are often dominated by fans over 55 who line up for hours to get front row seats, and children are mesmerized by her brand of rock.
Alannah respects the artistic beauty in the religious artifacts she's collected from diverse philosophies, including Madonnas, rosary beads and a wall hanging representing Erzulie, Mistress of the God of Voodoo.
Her latest album, Alannah, will be re-released with IRS Records (headed by Miles Copeland), and will include two new songs that Allanah co-wrote on a recent songwriting sojourn at Miles' castle in France.
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