December 6, 2004

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Artist: McKinnon, Catherine



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Born: May 14, 1944, St. John, New Brunswick

Singer/actress Catherine McKinnon lived all over Canada as a child, in places like Shiloh and Churchill, Manitoba, Halifax, and London, Ontario. She debuted on the radio at age eight in St. John, and appeared on television for the first time in London at age 12. She went on to study music at Mount St. Vincent Academy in Halifax.

In the mid-60's she was a regular on "Singalong Jubilee", "Don Messer's Jubilee" and "Music Hop" (all for CBC-TV), and "That McKinnon Girl" (for CBC Radio). She had a Canadian hit with Buffy Saint-Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" in 1966, and after moving to Toronto, she appeared in the 1967 annual music revue Spring Thaw and starred on CTV's 1968-69 show "River Inn".

She got her own program on CTV in 1970-71, aptly titled "The Catherine McKinnon Show". After co-hosting Global Television's 1974 program "Everything Goes", she made appearances on British television. She even did a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II in Halifax in 1976 while in Canada for the Montreal Olympics.

Her career began in folk music - her first and biggest selling album, 'Voice Of An Angel', was a collection of folk material - but turned to nightclubs in the 1970's, adding ballads and torch songs along with works by such notables as Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. She has also sung with the Saskatoon and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and the Hamilton Philharmonic. She has appeared onstage at the Charlottetown Festival ('Turvey' in the '70's) and the Rainbow Stage ('The Wizard Of Oz in 1970; 'My Fair Lady' in 1975).

In 1972 she portrayed Group Of Seven painter Emily Carr on CBC-TVs musical 'The Wonder Of It All' (written by her husband and legendary comedic actor Don 'Charlie Farquarson' Harron with Norm Campbell).

McKinnon didn't record for about 5 years and finally re-surfaced in 1980 on the Intercan label with an eponymous debut and several well received singles.


Singles
1966 Until It's Time For You To Go (ARC)
1970 Everybody's Got The Right To Love (ARC)
1970 Peaceful Mountain (ARC)
1976 This World Of Mine (ARC)
1980 That's When You Know (Intercan)
1980 Give Yourself Up/Piece In My Heart (Intercan)
1980 Baby In The Morning/That's When You Know (Intercan)
1984 Sail On

Albums
1964 Voice Of An Angel (ARC)
1965 Voice Of An Angel II (ARC)
1966 The Catherine McKinnon Christmas Album (ARC)
1968 Both Sides Now (ARC)
1969 Everybody's Talkin' (ARC)
1970 Catherine McKinnon with The Jimmy Dale Orchestra (Radio Canada) "
1980 Catherine McKinnon (Intercan) 1980 Explosive
1992 I'll Be Home For Christmas

Video


Compilation Tracks
1968 "Sea To Sea" on '1968 CNE Grandstand Show' (ARC)












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