Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Brian Adams

Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. Some of his best-known albums are Reckless, 18 til I Die, and Waking Up the Neighbours.

Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for his contribution to popular music and his philanthropic work. He was also inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998, and more recently inducted into the Music Hall of Fame at Canada's Juno Awards in April 2006. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for songwriting, and was recently nominated for his fifth Golden Globe (2007) for his songwriting in the film Bobby

Early life
Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario to English parents, but also has Maltese ancestry, his grandmother and great-grandmother being from Malta, . He personally paid tribute to his Maltese ancestors at a massive concert held in Malta on the 28th of June 2007.

He has lived in England, Israel, France, Portugal, and Austria with his diplomat parents through most of the 1960s. They periodically returned to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [9] until settling in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1973. Adams started his musical career after dropping out of school at the age of 15.

Adams currently lives in England. He has also lived in France and speaks French.
Adams is a vegan and takes his cook with him when he travels for concerts all over the world.
He supports Chelsea F.C. and the song "We're Gonna Win" from his album 18 Til I Die is dedicated to the football club. The song was later used by the Canadian sports network TSN as its theme song for its "Wednesday Night Hockey" NHL broadcasts in the 2005-06 season.* He created his own recording studio in Vancouver, British Columbia called The Warehouse Studio out of a historical Gastown building.
Although many sources give Adams' middle name as "Guy", he does not use a middle name.
In his acceptance speech for his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2006 Juno Awards, he named his long-time guitarist Keith Scott as his best friend. The two have been playing together for over 25 years.

-Musical career;
-Backing band;
-Social activist;
-Discography, Filmography & Books;

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