Stan Rogers

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Stan Rogers

Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 2 Jun 1983 (aged 33)
Hebron, Boone County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes were scattered into the ocean off the north-eastern shore of Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 10511652 · View Source
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Folk Singer. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, he was and is considered one of Canada's greatest folk singers and composers. Roger's music mainly told the stories of Canadian history, daily lives of working people, and fishing villages in the Maritime Provinces. Roger's began recording music at a young age and turned to both writing, recording, and being in a band all in the 1970s after he joined with the RCA Record Label. Rogers wrote music for the Montreal, Quebec, band, 'Le Maitre', and was instrumental in founding the Fogarty's Cove Music Record Label which he recorded on and now runs his website. Often mistaken for Gordon Lightfoot because of his type of singing, Rogers' albums include, "Fogarty's Cove" (1977), "Turnaround" (1978), "For The Family" (1983), "Between The Breaks ... Live!" (1979), "Northwest Passage" (1981), "From Fresh Water" (1984), "Home In Halifax" (1994), "Poetic Justice" (1996), and "From Coffee House to Concert Hall" (1999), (the last three being released posthumously after his death). Rogers many recordings include, 'Here's To You Santa Claus', 'Three Pennies', 'Guysborough Train', 'Passed Fifty', 'The Fat Girl Rag', 'The Idiot', 'The Mary Ellen Carter', 'Barrett's Privateers', 'Giant', 'Make And Break Harbour', 'White Squall', 'Loch-Keeper', 'Up In Fox Island', 'Two-Bit Cayuse', 'Bluenose', 'The Jeannie C', 'California', 'The Field Behind The Plow', and many more. On June 2, 1983, while on board Air Canada Flight 797 to Cleveland, Ohio, an electrical fire broke out on the airplane and sadly Stan Rogers died of smoke inhalation at the age of 33. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia, is held every year in his memory.

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