Canadian musicians who were born in 1919

Here are 9 famous musicians from Canada were born in 1919:

Victor Copps

Victor Copps (March 21, 1919 Temiskaming Shores-October 15, 1988) also known as Mayor Victor Copps was a Canadian politician.

He served as the mayor of Hamilton, Ontario for almost two decades, from 1963 until 1980. During his time as mayor, Copps was known for his efforts to revitalize the city's downtown core and improve public transit. He also played a significant role in the creation of the Hamilton-Wentworth Region and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Prior to his political career, Copps worked as a journalist and radio broadcaster. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1981 for his contributions to Canadian municipal politics. Copps' son, Sheila Copps, also went on to have a successful career in Canadian politics.

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Jackie Washington

Jackie Washington (November 12, 1919 Hamilton-June 27, 2009 Hamilton) a.k.a. Jack was a Canadian singer-songwriter and actor.

Discography: Midnight Choo Choo. Genres he performed include Folk music and Blues.

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István Anhalt

István Anhalt (April 12, 1919 Budapest-February 24, 2012 Kingston) also known as Istvan Anhalt or Anhalt, Istvan was a Canadian composer and music teacher.

He immigrated to Canada in 1949 and became a professor at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he taught composition and music theory until his retirement in 1984. Anhalt was a founding member of the Canadian League of Composers and was known for incorporating electronic and computer-generated sounds into his compositions. His works have been performed by orchestras and ensembles in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Anhalt was also awarded the Order of Canada in 2003 for his contributions to Canadian music.

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Digby McLaren

Digby McLaren (December 11, 1919-December 8, 2004) was a Canadian geologist.

Born in Toronto, McLaren received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Toronto in 1942. After serving in World War II, he returned to his alma mater to complete his Master's and PhD in Geology.

McLaren went on to become a well-respected expert in the field of Precambrian geology, particularly in the Canadian Shield. He was a professor of geology at the University of Toronto from 1949 to 1986, and during his tenure, he trained a generation of Canadian geologists. McLaren authored numerous papers and books on the subject and was regarded as a pioneering figure in the development of the geological history of Canada.

In addition to his academic career, McLaren was also active in public service, serving as the president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society from 1982 to 1986. He was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976 for his contributions to geology in Canada.

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Tommy Reilly

Tommy Reilly (August 21, 1919 Guelph-September 25, 2000 Surrey) a.k.a. Reilly, Tommy, Thomas (Tommy) Rundle Reilly or Dwight Barker was a Canadian film score composer. His child is David T. Reilly.

Tommy Reilly was a renowned Canadian harmonica player, known for his expertise in playing classical music on the chromatic harmonica. He began playing the instrument at the age of 8 and quickly gained fame as a child prodigy performing on radio shows.

Reilly's exceptional talent brought him opportunities to perform with leading orchestras worldwide. He performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. Reilly's virtuosic playing and pioneering work in expanding the range and repertoire of the harmonica established him as one of the foremost musicians in the world.

In addition to his career as a performer, Reilly also composed music for films, including the Oscar-nominated score for the 1961 movie "The Guns of Navarone."

Throughout his career, Reilly broke down barriers and pushed the boundaries of what was possible on the harmonica. His contributions to the music world earned him numerous awards, including the Order of Canada in 1993. Reilly passed away at the age of 81, leaving behind a legacy as one of the greatest harmonica players of all time.

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Roger Doucet

Roger Doucet (April 21, 1919 Montreal-July 19, 1981 Montreal) was a Canadian singer.

He was known for his stirring tenor voice and was particularly renowned for his renditions of O Canada, the Canadian national anthem, which he sang at many important events and sports games, including Montreal Canadiens hockey games. His career began as a member of the Montreal Opera Company before he became a full-time national anthem singer in 1962. Doucet’s contributions to Canadian music and culture were recognized in 1971 when he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Although he was primarily known as a national anthem singer, Doucet also recorded a number of popular songs throughout his career. He passed away in 1981 due to complications from diabetes.

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Georgie Auld

Georgie Auld (May 19, 1919 Toronto-January 8, 1990 Palm Springs) a.k.a. George Auld or Auld, Georgie was a Canadian , .

Her albums include Sax Gone Latin, The Chronological Classics: Georgie Auld 1946-1951, The Chronological Classics: Georgie Auld 1940-1945 and The Chronological Classics: Georgie Auld 1945-1946. Genres she performed: Jazz.

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Edmund Hockridge

Edmund Hockridge (August 9, 1919 Vancouver-March 15, 2009 Peterborough) otherwise known as Hockridge, Edmund was a Canadian singer and actor.

Genres: Traditional pop music and Easy listening.

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Alan Young

Alan Young (November 19, 1919 North Shields-) also known as Angus Young or Al Young is a Canadian actor and voice actor.

His albums include Dinah Shore Sings … Songs from Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick a.k.a. Marshmallow Moon.

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