He can easily be called one of the most successful Canadian singer/songwriters in the country's history. He can also easily be called one of the most successful singer/songwriter's from any country, ever. He writes songs for the everyday working man, sort of a Canadian Bruce Springsteen, if you will. He is Bryan Adams, and today (November 5th) he turns 45.
While many a musician has long left the stage by that age (or died, for that matter), Bryan Adams is still going strong. The singer just released a record on October 19th called 'Room Service', which became his eleventh studio-album. Criss-crossing North America earlier this summer, currently touring Europe, and with plans to go to Australia in 2005, Adams is doing everything but slowing down.
Not only is November 5th an anniversary for Adams himself, it also serves as a marker for his most successful album 'Reckless'. The record shares a birthday with its maker, and today it turns the big 2-0. Producing some of the biggest hits of Adams' career, 'Reckless' houses unforgettable songs like 'Heaven', 'Somebody', and most notably 'Summer of '69'. One of those timeless classics, 'Summer of '69' is a song that everybody knows, from any generation. Going on to sell over 8 million copies world wide, it's hard to find a household that doesn't own 'Reckless' (and for some reason always on vinyl).
An artist that Canada can be proud to call its own, Bryan Adams has had top ten singles with songs like 'Heaven', 'Summer of '69' , 'Please Forgive Me', and '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You', among many, many others.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt