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20 June 1946, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sometimes known as The Singing Sweetheart Of Canada, Murray graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in physical education, and then spent a year as a teacher. After singing simply for pleasure for a time, in 1964 she was persuaded to audition for Sing Along Jubilee, a regional television show, but was selected instead for the same networks Lets Go, hosted by Bill Langstroth (her future husband). Income from a residency on the programme and solo concerts was sufficient for Murray to begin entertaining professionally in a vaguely folk/country rock style, though she could also acquit herself admirably with both R&B and mainstream pop material. Like Linda Ronstadt - seen by some as her US opposite number - she was mainly an interpreter of songs written by others. Issued by Arc Records, What About Me (1968) created sufficient impact to interest Capitol Records, who signed her...