Bryan Guy Adams, 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The unpretentious Adams developed into one of the most popular Canadian artists of the late 80s and 90s, and remains well known for his romantic ballads and classic rock songs.
Born in Canada of English parents, the young Adams grew up in a variety of countries as the son of a diplomat, mostly in Europe and the Middle East. Back in Canada, his solo career commenced in 1978 (having previously worked with Sweeney Todd, who released one album, 1977s If Wishes Were Horses) when he began writing songs with Jim Vallance, a former member of Prism, who was keen to retire from live work but not from songwriting. Some of these early collaborations were recorded by Loverboy, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bonnie Tyler and others. In 1978, Adams signed a recording contract with A&M Records Rondor Music, assembling a band that included Vallance on drums, plus Keith Scott (lead guitar)...
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