The folk singer Stompin’ Tom Connors died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Canadian folk singer-songwriter who has recorded over forty albums and released the songs “Bud the Spud” and “The Hockey Song.”
He spent thirteen years hitchhiking across Canada; during that time, he made money by working various part-time jobs.
He earned the nickname “Stompin’ Tom” by always stomping his left foot to keep rhythm while playing.
His mother was an inmate at a women’s penitentiary where Tom lived with her for a short time as a child.
He was paid tribute in the song “Long in the Tooth” by The Les Claypool Frog Brigade.
How did Stompin' Tom Connors die?
Connors passed away Wednesday from what a spokesman described as “natural causes.” Brian Edwards said the musician, rarely seen without his signature black cowboy hat and stomping cowboy boots, knew his health was declining and had penned a message for his fans a few days before his death.
"On every album I've put out, I've put diverse Canadian songs on it. They're not provincial album; my albums are national albums. There'll be a song about Saskatchewan and Vancouver and Nova Scotia on there."Stompin' Tom Connors
"My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs."Stompin' Tom Connors