27 May 1945, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This guitarist and singer-songwriter has long been heralded as Canadas best-kept secret. After studying briefly at the Berklee College Of Music, Cockburn began his career in the mid-60s as a member of the Children. He played with a number of other Canadian bands including the Esquires, the Flying Circus, Olivus and 3s A Crowd before making his live solo debut in August 1968. He left 3s A Crowd the following year to launch his solo career, making his recording debut in spring 1970 with a self-titled debut album. His numerous early albums were tainted by a strong devotional feel, tied to their authors Christian beliefs, although his guitar playing was always of the highest order. However, after his breakthrough single Wondering Where The Lions Are (from 1979s Dancing In The Dragons Jaws), his lyrical gaze had turned to the body politic. Cockburn had travelled prolifically throughout...
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