Tom Cochrane

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock canadian singer-songwriter classic rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1953, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Cochrane is one of Canada’s longest-standing and most respected rock songwriters and performers. His debut on Daffodil Records came in 1974 with the album Hang On To Your Resistance, recorded with his own band, named simply Cochrane. From 1980-89 he became the singer for the popular Canadian rock act Red Rider, releasing seven albums including Don’t Fight It (Capitol 1980), As Far As Siam (Capitol 1981), Neruda (Capitol 1983), Breaking Curfew (Capitol 1984), which drew heavily on his abilities as a songwriter. Starting with 1986’s Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, the singer began to receive top billing on the band’s album, but despite steady popularity throughout Canada, Red Rider never made the transition to international fame.

Cochrane’s breakthrough as a solo artist came in 1992 when the single, ‘Life Is A Highway’, became a US Top 10 hit. The accompanying album, Mad...

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