Gordon Downie

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth February 6, 1964
Place of Birth Kingston, Canada
Date of Death Oct 17, 2017 (53)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Gord Downie

Gordon Edgar Downie was a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, writer and activist. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, which he fronted from their formation in 1984 until his death in 2017. Downie is widely regarded as one of the most influential and popular artists in Canadian music history. In addition to his career with the Tragically Hip, Downie released five solo albums: Coke Machine Glow, Battle of the Nudes, The Grand Bounce, Secret Path, and Introduce Yerself, and a collaboration with the Sadies, And the Conquering Sun.

Birth name: Gordon Edgar Downie
Also known as: Gordon Downie
Born: February 6, 1964, Amherstview, Ontario, Canada
Origin: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 17, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s): Musician, singer, lyricist
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums
Years active: 1983–2017
Associated acts: The Tragically Hip, the Country of Miracles, The Sadies
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About Gordon Downie

Lead singer of rock band The Tragically Hip, a group that has received more than ten JUNO Awards.

Before Fame

He attended Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, where he met his bandmates.


He released three solo albums: Coke Machine Glow in 2001, Battle of the Nudes in 2003, and The Grand Bounce in 2010.

Family Life

He is the godson of former Boston Bruins GM and coach Harry Sinden.


He and Justin Bieber are both Canadian musicians.

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