Downie performing in Guelph, Ontario
|Birth name||Gordon Edgar Downie|
|Born||6 February 1964|
Amherstview, Ontario, Canada
|Origin||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Died||17 October 2017 (aged 53)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums|
|Associated acts||The Tragically Hip, The Country of Miracles, The Sadies|
Gordon Edgar "Gord" Downie (6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017) was a Canadian rock musician, writer, and occasional actor.
He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He released five solo albums: Coke Machine Glow (2001), Battle of the Nudes (2003), The Grand Bounce (2010), And the Conquering Sun (2014) and Secret Path (2016). On the first three of these, he was backed by the Country of Miracles;
References[change | change source]
- "Snob's Music: Gord Downie & the Country of Miracles: "The Grand Bounce" (album review)". Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- "Courage, my word: Tragically Hip's Gord Downie reveals terminal brain cancer diagnosis". CBC Music. CBC. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
- Mazerolle, John (18 October 2017). "Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53". CBC News. Retrieved 18 October 2017.