Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bruce Cockburn gets stamped

By on May 6, 2011

(OTTAWA) – Canada Post today announced the addition of Canadian music icon
Bruce Cockburn to the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. He joins
four other outstanding Canadian singer-songwriters, Kate and Anna
McGarrigle, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno for the third installment of
the very popular series. The four Canadian Recording Artists stamps will
be issued on June 30, 2011.

Bruce Cockburn is currently on tour in the United States promoting his
31st album, “Small Source of Comfort.”

Bruce Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa. In his 1964 high school
yearbook Bruce stated his desire simply: “hopes to become a musician.” And
the rest as they say is history.

Cockburn has recorded 31 albums including 20 gold and platinum. He has
received 13 Juno awards and in recognition of his lifelong contributions
to Canadian music, culture and social activism, he has been awarded seven
honorary doctorates. He received the Order of Canada in 1983, and was
inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Canadian
Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2002.

“We’re proud to be able to add one more honour to Bruce Cockburn’s
achievements,” said Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Marketing for Canada
Post. “We hope that he will continue to make music and make change for a
very long time to come.”

“This is very exciting,” said Cockburn. “I think the design is beautiful
and I’m deeply honoured that Canada Post has seen fit to include me in
their Canadian Recording Artists stamp series.”

Winnipeg designer Circle Design Inc. showcases an image of Cockburn on a
CD-shaped booklet. The stamp features a monochromatic photo of the
recording artist alongside his Order of Canada insignia. Fans will notice
that many of their most well-known song lyrics appear in the background of
the booklet cover.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.