Thursday, March 07, 2013

RIP: Stompin' Tom Connors

By now you've probably heard the sad news that Stompin Tom Connors passed away at age 77.  I don't do many memorials or tributes here, but this is certainly one iconic Canadian performer who deserves a few words.

My first exposure to Stompin' Tom was in my Grade 7 music class.  The teacher had us learn and sing "Bud The Spud" (still a favourite of mine to this day):

I have a good friend who actually stood up at his own wedding reception to perform a rendition of "Tillsonburg":

The board book version of Connors' "The Hockey Song" is one of my toddler's absolute favorites:

God bless and thanks Stompin' Tom!

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