Sunday, Oct. 27, the inaugural Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
The event celebrated ‘60s teen idol Bobby Curtola, who had a string of hits that included Fortune Teller, a top 5 hit in Canada and a top 50 hit in the US; singer-songwriter Andy Kim, known for hits such as Sugar Sugar, Baby I Love You and Rock Me Gently; evergreen west-coast hit machine Chilliwack, known for such classic cuts as Crazy Talk, My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone), Arms of Mary and Fly at Night; and the Cowboy Junkies, the ethereal roots ensemble helmed by a trio of sibling Timmins that remade Lou Reed’s Sweet Jane in a fashion all of their own making.
Randy Bachman, Ron Sexsmith, the Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and the Skydiggers’ Andy Maize were on hand as presenters and Country singer Gord Bamford received the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award. Other dignitaries included CARAS CEO Allan Reid, city Mayor Nenshi, and NMC CEO Andrew Mosker.
Pictured from Sunday night's induction ceremony, in order: Chilliwack, Cowboy Junkies, Andy Kim, Allan Reid and Andrew Mosker. Photos courtesy CARAS/Neil Zeller.
Chilliwack, Andy Kim, Cowboy Junkies, Bobby Curtola, honoured in first Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald