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Gordon Downie
The Tragically Hip, 2005: (l-r) Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Gordon Downie
The Tragically Hip, 2005: (l-r) Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Gordon Downie
Place of Birth Kingston, Ontario
Date of birth February 6, 1964
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Bands The Tragically Hip
Solo Records


Gordon Downie is a Canadian rock musician from Kingston, Ontario. He is the lead singer and lyricist of the very successful Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He has also released two solo albums, Coke Machine Glow in 2001 and Battle of the Nudes in 2003. December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... Image File history File links TTH_Live_8. ... Image File history File links TTH_Live_8. ... Kingston, Ontario, is a historic city in Ontario, Canada, located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A guitar is a musical instrument characterized by its visually dominant body and neck. ... The Tragically Hip are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ... Coke Machine Glow was the first solo album released by Gordon Downie, the singer for The Tragically Hip. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Categories: Album stubs ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since... Kingston, Ontario, is a historic city in Ontario, Canada, located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... The Tragically Hip are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ... Coke Machine Glow was the first solo album released by Gordon Downie, the singer for The Tragically Hip. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Categories: Album stubs ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He attended Ernestown Secondary School (Odessa, Ontario) in Grade 9 and part of Grade 10. He graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute in 1982, a school also attended by his bandmates. Downie then studied film at Queen's University in Kingston. Odessa is a village in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Main entrance of K.C.V.I. Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (K.C.V.I.) is a secondary school in Kingston, Ontario, Canada located at 235 Frontenac Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3S7. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Downie was a goalie in minor league hockey and played for a bantam team that won an Ontario championship in 1979. His interest in hockey can be seen in Tragically Hip songs; two include Fifty-Mission Cap (off their album Fully Completely) and Fireworks (Phantom Power). Downie is the godson of former Boston Bruins GM/coach Harry Sinden. Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Fully Completely is the third full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Harry Sinden (born September 14, 1932 in Collins Bay, Ontario, Canada) was the coach of the Canadian national mens hockey team during the 1972 Summit Series and the American national womens hockey team during the 1998 Winter Olympics. ...


Downie's use of stories and myths about life in Canada, along with his wild antics and rantings on stage have helped enshrine The Tragically Hip as a home-grown and much-loved Canadian band. It is unquestionable that he creates and performs songs with passion and skill. Band performances are peppered with his seemingly endless and incomprehensible rantings between song verses--a trait that endears him to his fans. One notable rant is his stating that his microphone stand thinks he is a man, but Downie constantly tells him to shut up.


Downie currently resides in Toronto.

The Tragically Hip
Gordon Downie | Paul Langlois | Rob Baker | Gord Sinclair | Johnny Fay
Discography
Albums, EPs and compilations: The Tragically Hip EP | Up to Here | Road Apples | Fully Completely | Day for Night | Trouble at the Henhouse | Live Between Us | Phantom Power | Music at Work | In Violet Light | In Between Evolution | Hipeponymous | Yer Favourites
DVDs: Heksenketel | That Night in Toronto

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Gordon Downie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Gordon Downie is a Canadian rock musician from Kingston, Ontario.
Downie was a goalie in minor league hockey and played for a bantam team that won an Ontario championship in 1979.
Downie is the godson of former Boston Bruins GM/coach Harry Sinden.
umusic.ca :: Gordon Downie (927 words)
While the occupation that Gord Downie lists on his passport is "musician", he could just as easily have cited "songwriter", "poet", "video director", or even, existentially speaking, "restless spirit".
Such collaborative freedom is well in evidence on "Steeplechase" (a "simple song about complex creatures," according to Downie), especially in the cacophonous middle section that sounds like a cross between the ascendant denouement of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" and the relentless din of The Velvet Underground's "The Black Angel's Death Song".
Downie is looking forward to taking Nudes out on the road for an extended jaunt this summer.
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