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Encyclopedia > Burton Cummings
Burton Cummings
Burton Cummings with Randy Bachman in 2006
Burton Cummings with Randy Bachman in 2006
Background information
Origin Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genre(s) Rock
Instrument(s) guitar, piano, keyboards, saxophones, drums, percussion, harp, flute
Years active 1965—present
Website officialburtoncummings.com

Burton Cummings, OM, D.Mus (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician and songwriter. Image File history File links 08-bachman-cummings. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the mid 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Wikibooks has a book on the topic of Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ or mouth harp, Hobo Harp, French harp, tin sandwich, lickin stick, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


A pianist and a showman, he was the lead singer for the Canadian rock band "The Guess Who," and during his 10 years in "The Guess Who" from 1965 to 1975, he sang many well known songs, including "American Woman," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Hand Me Down World," "Undone," and "These Eyes." The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here American Woman album cover An album (and single) released in 1970 by Canadian rockers The Guess Who. ...

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Biography

Cummings was born and raised in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as were all of the original members of "The Guess Who". Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ...


His first band was a local Winnipeg R&B group The Deverons, with an 'E', (not to be confused with the band The Devrons who had Country/R&B hits in the early 60's such as "Brand X", "Battle Him", "Lost Love", "Too Little Too Late"). He joined The Guess Who in 1965 to replace keyboardist Bob Ashley and shortly thereafter its previous lead singer, Chad Allan, left the band. The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ...


In 1968, The Guess Who scored a huge international hit with "These Eyes", co-written by Cummings. It was followed up by another monster hit "Laughing", again, co-written by Cummings.


In 1970, the band hit No. 1 in Canada with "American Woman" which also, ironically, hit No. 1 in America with this song not about a woman but about the United States' militaristic ways and societal problems. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


Ultimately, Burton's partying ways and Randy Bachman's more pious lifestyle caused a serious rift in the band. Randy went on to form the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive and charted hits such as "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." Randoph Charles Bachman, OM (born September 27, 1943) was lead guitarist and songwriter of the 1970s rock band, The Guess Who, and later formed the famous hard rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive with his brothers Robbie Bachman, drums, Tim Bachman, rhythm guitar and friend Fred Turner on bass and lead... Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba that enjoyed a string of hit albums and singles in the 1970s. ... Takin Care of Business is a song written and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive. ...


Burton took control and recorded a string of hits with the band that included: "Share the Land", "Albert Flasher", "Rain Dance", "Sour Suite", "Glamour Boy", "Star Baby" and many, many more.


In 1975, after 10 years, Burton left The Guess Who to become a solo artist and The Guess Who disbanded. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Solo hits in Canada included "Stand Tall," "I'm Scared," "Break it to Them Gently," and "Fine State of Affairs." Cummings charted outside Canada with "Stand Tall" and "You Saved My Soul." His "Dream of A Child" release in 1978 was the biggest Canadian album in history at that time.


Cummings ultimately made the move to Sherman Oaks California and began writing and singing for films in the late 1970's. He currently winters in California and returns to Winnipeg in the summer, living in Canada throughout autumn. He co-starred in the movie "Melanie."


In 2000, Cummings, Bachman and original drummer Garry Peterson toured as The Guess Who. Bassist Jim Kale played one show and former Guess Who sidemen Donnie McDougall and Bill Wallace re-joined the line-up through the remainder of the tour in Canada and later in the U.S. This article is about the year 2000. ...


Cummings purchased Winnipeg's "Salisbury House" restaurant chain with manager Lorne Saifer and a few other local celebrities, and toured with the re-united The Guess Who from 2000 through the summer of 2003. In 2001, Burton and the rest of The Guess Who received honorary doctorates at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba. Cummings also received The Order of Manitoba Award. Most recently, the band played at the so-called "SARSstock" concert in Toronto. On November 23rd, 2004, Burton Cummings' new single "With God On Our Side" debuted at 21st spot on a Canadian music internet music chart. "With God On Our Side" is a cover of the famous Bob Dylan song. The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Brandon University is a Canadian university located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba with an enrolment of 3383 (2005) full-time and part-time students. ... Location of Brandon, Manitoba Brandon, known as the Wheat City, is a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto is a benefit rock concert that was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 30, 2003. ... With God On Our Side is a song by Bob Dylan, released as the third track on his 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin. Dylan first performed the song during his debut appearance at The Town Hall in New York City on April 12, 1963. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ...


Cummings continues to work on releasing a new album, plays occasional shows with Randy Bachman as The Bachman-Cummings Band, featuring The Carpet Frogs, a band from Toronto and makes occasional appearances at various Canadian casinos as a solo performer. The Bachman-Cummings Band have released a compilation album titled the Bachman Cummings Song Book featuring hits from The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Cummings' solo career. They have also released an album titled The Thunderbird Trax, which is an album that Cummings and Bachman recorded in Bachman's toolshed in British Columbia in 1987, this album was previously never released for the general public, and in 2006 was finally released for sale exclusively at Bachman-Cummings concerts, and not online or in stores. It is now available on the Bachman-Cummings website (see below). Randoph Charles Bachman, OM (born September 27, 1943) was lead guitarist and songwriter of the 1970s rock band, The Guess Who, and later formed the famous hard rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive with his brothers Robbie Bachman, drums, Tim Bachman, rhythm guitar and friend Fred Turner on bass and lead... The Carpet Frogs are a Toronto based rock band. ... The Carpet Frogs are a Toronto based rock band. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area...


First Time Around Tv Special now on DVD released Nov 2006 ,SonyBMG


Solo Albums

  • 1976 Burton Cummings
  • 1977 My Own Way To Rock
  • 1979 Dream Of A Child
  • 1980 Woman Love
  • 1980 Best of Burton Cummings
  • 1981 Sweet Sweet
  • 1984 Heart
  • 1990 Plus Signs
  • 1994 The Burton Cummings Collection
  • 1997 Up Close and Alone
  • 2006 Bachman-Cummings Songbook - Compilation that features tracks from the Guess Who, Burton Cummings, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • 2006 The Thunderbird Trax - A compilation of previously unreleased material recorded by Bachman and Cummings in Bachman's tool shed back in 1987

1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

  • 1976 Stand Tall
  • 1977 I'm Scared
  • 1977 Never Had A Lady Before/Timeless Love
  • 1977 My Own Way To Rock
  • 1978 Your Back Yard
  • 1978 Break It To Them Gently
  • 1979 I Will Play A Rhapsody
  • 1979 It Takes a Fool To Love A Fool
  • 1979 Draggin' 'Em Down The Line
  • 1980 Fine State Of Affairs
  • 1980 Mile A Second
  • 1980 One And Only
  • 1981 Heavenly Blue
  • 1981 You Saved My Soul
  • 1982 Mother Keep Your Daughter In
  • 1990 One Day Soon
  • 1990 Take One Away
  • 1990 Free
  • 2004 With God On Our Side

1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with rockabilly singer Jack Scott in the 1950s. ... Canadian music includes pop and folk genres; the latter includes forms derived from England, France (particularly in Quebec), Ireland, Scotland, and various Inuit and Indian ethnic groups. ...

External links

  • Burton Cummings' Official website
  • Official website for the Bachman-Cummings Band
  • Bio at CanadianBands.com CanConRox entry[[

  Results from FactBites:
 
Burton Cummings @ CanEHdian.com (290 words)
Burton Cummings started his rock and roll career in Winnipeg as a teenager with The Devrons.
Burton Cummings, born in Winnipeg in 1947, played with the Devrons before joining the Guess Who as lead vocalist in 1965.
Cummings spent ten years with that band, but left for a solo career, releasing a self-titled album in 1976.
Burton Cummings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (693 words)
Burton Cummings, OM, D.Mus (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician and songwriter.
Cummings was born and raised in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as were all of the original members of "The Guess Who".
Cummings ultimately made the move to Sherman Oaks California and began writing and singing for films in the late 1970's.
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