Canadian musicians who were born in 1961

Here are 25 famous musicians from Canada were born in 1961:

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961 Edmonton-) also known as Michael Andrew Fox, Michael J Fox, Mike Fox, Michael Fox, Mike or Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian actor, author, television producer, film producer and voice actor. He has four children, Esmé Annabelle Fox, Sam Michael Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox and Schuyler Frances Fox.

Fox is best known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy. He also starred in popular TV shows such as Family Ties and Spin City. In addition to his successful acting career, Fox is a prominent advocate for Parkinson's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease in 1991 at the age of 29. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which has become the largest private funder of Parkinson's research in the world. Fox has also written three books: Lucky Man, Always Looking Up, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future. He has received numerous awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Sally Yeh

Sally Yeh (September 30, 1961 Taipei-) also known as 葉蒨文, Sally Yip, 叶倩文, Yeh, Sally, 沙麗, Qianwen Ye, Sin-Man Yip, Lynda Yeh, Yip Sin-Man, Sally Yip Sin-Man, Yè Qiànwén or jip6 sin3 man4 is a Canadian singer and actor.

Her albums: 華納超極品音色系列 VOL Ⅱ, 華納國語超極品音色系列, 華納超極品音色系列, 關心, 蒨意, 燭光, 緣定今生, , and .

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Marc-André Hamelin

Marc-André Hamelin (September 5, 1961 Montreal-) a.k.a. Marc-Andre Hamelin, Hamelin, Marc-André or Marc-André Hamelin, OC, CQ is a Canadian pianist, composer and virtuoso.

His albums include Piano Music, Marc-André Hamelin Live at Wigmore Hall, Reger: Bach & Telemann Variations, 5 Humoresques Op 20, Marc-André Hamelin in a State of Jazz, Études, The Complete Studies on Chopin's Études, Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Iberia, The Complete Mazurkas and Symphony for Solo Piano / Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique (piano: Marc-André Hamelin). Genres he performed: Romantic music, 20th-century classical music and Classical music.

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Mylène Farmer

Mylène Farmer (September 12, 1961 Pierrefonds, Quebec-) also known as Mylene Farmer, Mylhne Farmer, Mylène Jeanne Gautier, Mylène Gautier or Farmer, Mylène is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, record producer and writer.

Her albums: Cendres de lune, Ainsi soit je..., En concert, Anamorphosée, Live à Bercy, Innamoramento, Les Mots, Avant que l'ombre..., Peut-être toi and California. Genres: Pop music, Electronica, Rock music, Electronic dance music, Dance music, New Wave, Electronic music and Synthpop.

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Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald (May 16, 1961 Montreal-) also known as Kevin MacDonald, Kevin Hamilton McDonald or The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, comedian and voice actor.

He is best known as a founding member of the Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall, which was formed in 1984. McDonald contributed to the group's television show, which aired from 1989 to 1995, as both a writer and performer. He also appeared in a number of films and television shows over the years, including Lilo & Stitch: The Series, That '70s Show, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In addition to his work in comedy, McDonald has done voice-over work for several animated shows and films, such as Phineas and Ferb and Invader Zim. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential Canadian comedians of his generation.

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Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch (May 12, 1961 Edmonton-) a.k.a. Bruce Ian McCulloch, McCulloch, Bruce, Bruce McCullough, Brucio or Bruce McCullogh is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, television director, television producer and film director. His children are called Otis McCulloch and Ivy Sue McCulloch.

Related albums: Shame-Based Man, Drunk Baby Project and Answering Machine & More Twisted Interludes (EP).

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Larry Murphy

Larry Murphy (March 8, 1961 Scarborough-) also known as Lawrence Thomas Murphy is a Canadian sports commentator and ice hockey player.

Throughout his career, he played as a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. Murphy won four Stanley Cup championships throughout his career, two with the Pittsburgh Penguins, one with the Detroit Red Wings, and one with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After his retirement from playing hockey, he became a sports commentator for the NHL Network, and has also served as a color commentator for the Detroit Red Wings games on Fox Sports Detroit. He has also worked as a commentator for TSN during the IIHF World Junior Championships.

Murphy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, recognizing his contribution to the sport of hockey throughout his career. He is considered to be one of the best defensemen to ever play in the NHL and is highly respected by the hockey community.

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Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong (February 28, 1961 Edmonton-) is a Canadian actor. Her child is Morgan Baylis.

She is best known for her role as Squeak in the film "The Color Purple" (1985), which earned her critical acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Chong started her career in the entertainment industry as a model before transitioning to acting. She has appeared in numerous films throughout her career, including "Quest for Fire" (1981), "Commando" (1985), and "Time Runner" (1993). In addition to her work on the big screen, Chong has also appeared in television series such as "Melrose Place" and "St. Elsewhere". She is the daughter of actor Tommy Chong and has three half-siblings from her father's previous relationships.

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Colin Cripps

Colin Cripps (January 26, 1961 Hamilton-) is a Canadian guitarist, record producer, musician and film score composer.

Genres: Rock music.

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k.d. lang

k.d. lang (November 2, 1961 Edmonton-) a.k.a. K. D Lang, K D Lang, Kd Lang, k.d.Lang, K. D. Lang, K.D. Lang, Kathryn Dawn Lang, Kathyrn Dawn Lang, lang, k.d., The Alberta Rose or k.d. lang and The Reclines is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

Related albums: Shadowland, Ingénue, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, All You Can Eat, Drag, Invincible Summer, Hymns of the 49th Parallel, Reintarnation, Constant Craving and Just Keep Me Moving. Genres she performed include Pop music, Country, Folk music, Jazz, Adult contemporary music and Americana.

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Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright (July 1, 1961 Morpeth, Ontario-) also known as Wright, Michelle is a Canadian singer, singer-songwriter and music artist.

Discography: Greatest Hits, Now & Then, * No Title *, Do Right by Me, Michelle Wright, Now and Then, The Reasons Why, For Me It's You, The Greatest Hits Collection and Greatest Hits. Genres: Country.

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Bruce Watson

Bruce Watson (March 11, 1961 Timmins-) also known as Watson, Bruce or Bruce William Watson is a Canadian musician and guitarist.

His discography includes: Wild Blue Yonder and Stuart Tributes. Genres: Rock music.

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Gene Andrusco

Gene Andrusco (April 6, 1961 Fort Frances-March 20, 2000 Huntington Beach) also known as Gene Eugene or Eugene, Gene was a Canadian engineer, singer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

Genres he performed include Rock music and Christian music.

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Jean Leclerc

Jean Leclerc (May 14, 1961 Québec-) also known as Jean Leloup et la sale affaire, Jean Leloup, Leloup, Jean, Massoud Al-Rachid, Jean F. Leclerc, John The Wolf or Roi Ponpon is a Canadian singer-songwriter, film producer, actor, film score composer and author.

His most important albums: Mexico, Menteur, Les Fourmis, Le Dôme, La Vallée des Réputations, Jean Leloup, Exit, Je joue de la guitare 1985 - 2003, Mille excuses Milady and 1990. Genres: Rock music.

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CEvin Key

CEvin Key (February 13, 1961 Vancouver-) a.k.a. Kevin Crompton, cEvin Key, Key, cEvin, Kevin William Crompton or Koney Korn is a Canadian musician.

Discography: tHe gHost oF eAch rOom, Music for Cats, The Dragon Experience and . His related genres: Industrial music, Electronic music, Experimental music, Electro-industrial, Synthpop, Noise music, Ambient music, Post-industrial music, Dark ambient, Glitch and New Wave.

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Jamie Warren

Jamie Warren (April 8, 1961 Ontario-) is a Canadian singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums: Just Not the Same and Fallen Angel. Genres: Country.

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Lianna Klassen

Lianna Klassen (August 25, 1961 Vancouver-) is a Canadian record producer, songwriter and singer.

Her albums: Listen to the Sound. Genres: Celtic music, Folk music and Meditation music.

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Margo Timmins

Margo Timmins (January 27, 1961 Montreal-) also known as Timmins, Margo or The Cowboy Junkies is a Canadian singer and musician. She has one child, Edward Henderson.

Related albums: Margo's Corner: Ty Tyrfu Sessions, Volume 1.

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René Simard

René Simard (February 28, 1961 Chicoutimi-) also known as Rene Simard or Simard, René is a Canadian singer.

His most recognized albums: Hier encore, L'oiseau, Ave Maria, , and .

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Bruce Guthro

Bruce Guthro (August 31, 1961 Cape Breton Island-) also known as Guthro, Bruce is a Canadian singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums include Of Your Son, Beautiful Life, Sails to the Wind, Guthro, Bound for Bethlehem and Celtic Crossing. Genres: Folk music, Pop music and Country.

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Les Stroud

Les Stroud (October 20, 1961 Mimico-) a.k.a. Stroud, Les is a Canadian screenwriter, television producer, television director, film score composer, cinematographer and writer.

His albums include Les Stroud.

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John Burge

John Burge (January 2, 1961 Dryden-) is a Canadian composer, music educator and pianist.

Genres related to him: Opera.

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Thomas Wade

Thomas Wade (May 9, 1961 Canada-) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Genres: Country.

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Graham Ord

Graham Ord (March 22, 1961 Colchester-) is a Canadian , .

Genres: Blues and Gospel music.

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Dale Martindale

Dale Martindale (January 21, 1961-) is a Canadian , .

His related genres: New Wave.

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