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Order of Canada

Burton Cummings, O.C., O.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Burton Cummings, O.C., O.M. O.C. Studio City, California
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada November 4, 2009 September 3, 2010
Burton Cummings is a legend in Canadian music. He co-wrote many classic songs as a member of the Guess Who and as a solo artist, and was a pioneer in bringing Canadian rock music to an international audience. This singer-songwriter and musician is renowned for his energetic performances and for his unmistakable voice. His influence persists as his songs continue to be mainstays on radio stations across North America. In addition, he has performed in numerous benefit concerts in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, the National Ballet of Canada and the Variety Club, as well as in support of his fellow Manitobans following the 1997 Red River Flood.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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