Thursday, April 7, 2016
Congratulations To Burton Cummings
A VERY big week for Burton Cummings this past week as he was inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame for the second time ... this time as a solo artist. (Previously he was enshrined as a member of The Guess Who.)
He was also awarded a Juno Lifetime Achievement Award ... it just doesn't get any better than this ... nor is there a more-deserving artist unto whom to bestow such an honor.
Incredibly ... in what can ONLY be described as complete ignorance and lunacy (not to mention a COMPLETE injustice) ... neither The Guess Who (nor Burton ... or his former song-writing partner Randy Bachman or Randy's post-Guess Who group Bachman-Turner Overdrive) have ever even been so much as nominated for America's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. (What is WRONG with these people?!?!)
Burton's Road Manager (and long-time Forgotten Hits list member) Sam Boyd sent us a couple of clips from the televised ceremony ... man, just LISTEN to the ovation Cummings gets when they first announce his name for the induction!!! Absolutely incredible ... and well-deserved.
We're hoping to catch him again this fall at The Arcada Theatre (date still to be announced) ... meanwhile enjoy this little piece of Canadian History!