Burton Cummings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: canadian classic rock soft rock rock singer-songwriter 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Burton Cummings was the lead vocalist on the majority of the recordings by the Guess Who during that Canadian band’s reign during the 60s. Upon leaving for a solo career in the mid-70s, three years after the band’s guitarist Randy Bachman had left to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Cummings signed a solo contract with Portrait Records, a new CBS Records subsidiary. Cummings’ first single for the label, ‘Stand Tall’, was also his greatest solo success, a US Top 10 hit in late 1976. He continued to record for that label until 1978 and charted three more times. Cummings recorded three solo albums for Portrait, two of which sold reasonably well in 1976 and 1977, before Portrait folded. Its roster was absorbed by Epic Records, who released three further albums in the early 80s which brought scant commercial reward. His last US chart single, ‘You Saved My Soul’, was his only memorable moment...

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