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At A Glance

About | Awards | Biography | Rumours Of Glory – a memoir | Guitars


BRUCE DOUGLAS COCKBURN

– Born May 27, 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
– Has won 12 JUNO Awards and been nominated for 32
– Is an Officer of the Order of Canada
– Has released 33 albums across the past four decades
– Release of “Rumours Of Glory” Bruce’s autobiography

LIST OF AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

1971 – Going Down The Road (Soundtrack) · B.M.I. Award
1971 – Canadian Folksinger Of The Year · JUNO Award
1972 – Canadian Folksinger Of The Year · JUNO Award
1973 – Canadian Folksinger Of The Year · JUNO Award
1975 – Best Album Graphics (Night Vision) · JUNO Award

Bruce Cockburn - Night Vision album cover - Horse and Train by Alex Colville
Night Vision album cover – Horse and Train by Alex Colville
Bruce Cockburn - Alex Colville gold record presentation - 1974
Gold record presentation (for Night Vision) to Alex Colville at the Windsor Arms in Toronto in 1974. This was also Bruce’s first gold record. Also in the picture Bernie Finkelstein, CBS Records president Terry Lynn and CBS marketing director Bill Bannon.

1976 – Best Album Graphics (Joy Will Find A Way) · JUNO Award
1979 – Top Single Recording Of The Year · RPM Award [Wondering Where The Lions Are]
1980 – Folk Artist Of The Year · JUNO Award
1980 – Best Male Vocalist · CFNY U-Know Award
1981 – Male Vocalist Of The Year · JUNO Award
1981 – Folk Artist Of The Year · JUNO Award
1981 – Wondering Where The Lions Are · P.R.O. Award
1981 – Wondering Where The Lions Are · B.M.I. Award
1981 – Best Album Of The Year (Inner City Front) · CFNY U-Know Award
1982 – The Coldest Night Of The Year · P.R.O. Award
1982 – Rumours Of Glory · P.R.O. Award
1982 – Inner City Front · Edison Award (Dutch)
1982 – Best Male Vocalist · JUNO Award
1982 – Best Folk Artist · JUNO Award
1985 – Top Male Vocalist · CASBY Award
1985 – “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” · P.R.O. Award
1985 – “Making Contact” · P.R.O. Award
1986 – Top Male Vocalist · CASBY Award
1986 – “Call It Democracy” Video Of The Year · CASBY Award
1986 – The William Moon Award · P.R.O. Award · 1986
1988 – Cdn. Organization of Campus Activities C.O.C.A. · Hall Of Fame Award
1988 – Berklee School of Music · Songwriter’s Award
1988 – “Wondering Where The Lions Are” · P.R.O. Crystal Award
1988 – Q-107 Toronto Music Awards · Two Awards
1988 – Waiting For A Miracle · P.R.O. Award
1989 – Q-107 Toronto Music Award · Folk Award
1990 – “If A Tree Falls” · SOCAN Award
1991 – Nothing But A Burning Light · Album Of The Year
1992 – Toronto Arts Awards · Musician’s Award
1993 – “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” · SOCAN Award
1993 – “Great Big Love” · SOCAN Award
1994 – Distinguished Alumni Award Berklee College of Music Boston
1994 – Dart To The Heart · Press & Critics Award (Germany)
1995 – Global Visions Festival · Artist Award
1995 – “Wondering Where The Lions Are” · SOCAN Classics Award
1995 – “Lovers In A Dangerous Times” · SOCAN Classics Award
1997 – Helen Verger Award · Ottawa Folk Festival
1998 – Governor General’s Performing Arts Award
1999 – TENCO Award (Italy) · Lifetime Achievement
1999 – Best Roots & Traditional Album-Solo (Breakfast) · JUNO Award
2000 – Native Heart Native American Music Awards
2000 – “The Coldest Night of the Year” · SOCAN Classics
2000 – Billboard International Achievement Award
2001 – Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Award

Bruce Cockburn - 2001 Canadian Music Hall of Fame - CBC
Bruce Cockburn talks to CBC, backstage at the 2001 JUNO awards, where he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame after a career spanning four decades. Bruce’s long-time manager and friend, Bernie Finkelstein, looks on.

2002 – Inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame · JUNO Award
2005 – Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Winnipeg Folk Festival
2006 – Receives the first Humanitarian JUNO in Halifax · JUNO Award
2006 – Canadian Folk Award for Best Instrumentalist
2006 – SOCAN Award for Franklin The Turtle Theme · Int’lTelevision Series Award
2011 – SOCAN Classic Award for “Waiting For A Miracle”
2011 – Crowned Juno Awards Sustainability Ambassador, tasked with helping the Junos raise awareness about actions being taken to reduce their carbon footprint
2011 – Contemporary Singer of the Year – Small Source of Comfort · Canadian Folk Music Awards
2011 – Contemporary Album of the Year – Small Source of Comfort · Canadian Folk Music Awards
2012 – Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Solo · Small Source of Comfort · Juno Award
2012 – SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting success
2017 – Receives People’s Voice Award (inaugural) · International Folk Music Awards Show · Kansas City
2017 – Inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame · September 23

DISCOGRAPHY/SALES HIGHLIGHTS

1970 – Bruce Cockburn · Debut Album Released
1971 – High Winds, White Sky · Released
1972 – Sunwheel Dance · Released
1973 – Night Vision · Released
1974 – Salt, Sun and Time · Released
1975 – Joy Will Find a Way · Released
1976 – In the Falling Dark · Released
1977 – Circles in the Stream · Released
1978 – Further Adventures Of Bruce Cockburn · Released
1979 – Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws · Released
1979 – Night Vision · Certified Gold
1979 – Dancing In The Dragons Jaws · Certified Gold
1980 – Humans · Released and Certified Gold
1981 – Inner City Front · Released
1981 – Resume · US only Release
1981 – Mummy Dust · Canada only Release
1983 – Dancing In The Dragons Jaws · Certified Platinum
1983 – The Trouble with Normal · Released
1984 – Stealing Fire · Released and Certified Gold
1984 – Stealing Fire enters Billboard chart for 31 consecutive weeks
1985 – Joy Will Find A Way · Certified Gold
1985 – In The Falling Dark · Certified Gold
1985 – Rumours of Glory · Released in Germany only
1986 – Stealing Fire · Certified Platinum
1986 – World Of Wonders · Released and Certified Gold
1986 – High Winds White Sky · Certified Gold
1986 – World Of Wonders enters Top 30 in Germany
1987 – Waiting for a Miracle: (Singles 1970-1987) · Released
1988 – Waiting For A Miracle (Singles 1970 – 1987) · Certified Gold
1988 – Sunwheel Dance · Certified Gold
1989 – Big Circumstance · Released and Certified Gold
1989 – “If A Tree Falls” · Australian Top 30 Hit
1990 – Bruce Cockburn Live · Released
1990 – If a Tree Falls · Released in Australia only
1991 – Columbia releases 12 catalogue records
1991 – Nothing but a Burning Light · Released
1992 – Nothing But A Burning Light · Certified Gold
1993 – Waiting For A Miracle · Certified Platinum
1993 – Trouble With Normal · Certified Gold
1993 – Christmas · Released
1994 – Dart To The Heart released
1994 – Inner City Front · Certified Gold
1994 – “Listen For The Laugh” · NO. 1 AAA Radio U.S.A
1995 – Bruce Cockburn · Certified Gold
1997 – Christmas · Certified Gold
1997 – The Charity Of Night released
1997 – The Charity Of Night · Certified Gold
1998 – You Pay Your Money & You Take Your Chance – Live · released
1999 – Breakfast In New Orleans Dinner In Timbuktu · released
2003 – “You’ve Never Seen Everything” · released
2005 – Speechless: The Instrumental Bruce Cockburn · released
2006 – “Wondering Where the Lions Are” · recorded by Jimmy Buffett for the movie “Hoot”
2006 – Life Short Call Now · released
2009 – Release of Slice O Life (Bruce’s 30th Album and first Live Solo CD) · released
2011 – Release of 31st Album Small Source of Comfort · March 8
2013 – Donates Archives to McMaster University · Hamilton
2014 – Rumours Of Glory · a memoir published
2014 – Rumours Of Glory · 9 disc box set released · includes disc of rare tracks and live performance DVD
2015 – Christmas · certified 6x Platinum in Canada

Bruce Cockburn receives 6X Platinum award for Christmas album from True North Records – 18 February 2016 - Brad Machry
Bruce Cockburn receives 6X Platinum award for Christmas album from True North Records – 18 February 2016 – Brad Machry
Bruce Cockburn awarded 6X Platinum - Christmas album - True North Records 18 Feb 2016
Bruce Cockburn receives 6X Platinum award for Christmas album from True North Records – 18 February 2016

2017 – Releases 33rd Album “Bone On Bone” · September 15

PERFORMANCE/TOURING HIGHLIGHTS

1980 – Performance on Saturday Night Live (May 10)
1983 – Tour of Central America
1983 – Tour of Australia and New Zealand
1983 – Concert performances in Santiago, Chile
1986 – European Tour
1988 – U.S. Solo Tour
1991 – Nothing But A Burning Light World Tour begins
1994 – Live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2009 – Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Celebration Madison Square Gardens
2010 – Luminato Festival 40th Anniversary Tribute Concert in Toronto
2016 – KALW 75th Anniversary Show San Francisco
2017 – Hosts JUNO Songwriters Circle · Ottawa

HUMANITARIAN/ACTIVISM HIGHLIGHTS

1987 – Tour to Nepal for the U.S.C.
1988 – Tour of Mozambique for COCAMO
1995 – Second Tour of Mozambique for COCAMO
1995 – Cross-Canada speaking tour on Landmines
1999 – Fact-Finding trip/Cambodia & Vietnam
2004 – Fact finding trip to Baghdad
2005 – Performs at Live 8 in Barrie, Canada
2005 – Performs “If A Tree Falls” at the UN Summit for Climate Control in Montreal
2007 – Fact Finding Trip to Nepal for USC

SPECIAL FILM TELEVISION AND RADIO CREDITS—HIGHLIGHTS

1983 – Rumours Of Glory concert film released
1984 – Rumours Of Glory/Bruce Cockburn Live home video released
1991 – First annual Christmas With Cockburn · Radio Broadcast
1992 – Second annual Christmas With Cockburn · Radio Broadcast
1993 – Third annual Christmas With Cockburn · Radio Broadcast
1998 – River Of Sand Documentary (Mali West Africa)
2008 – Release of the film Return To Nepal
2012 – “Pacing The Cage” (DVD) is broadcast on Vision TV


CIVIC AWARDS AND CULTURAL HONOURS

1983 – The Order Of Canada
1989 – Honourary Doctorate/York University – Doctorate Of Letters
1993 – Performance at Presidential Inaugural Ball
1997 – Honorary Doctorate of Music Berklee College of Music Boston
1999 – Honorary Degree (Doctor Of Letters) St. Thomas University (New Brunswick)
2003 – Promotion to Officer of The Order of Canada
2007 – Honourary Doctorate Queen’s University Kingston Ontario
2007 – Honourary Doctorate Memorial University St. John’s Newfoundland
2007 – Honourary Doctorate University of Victoria, Victoria British Columbia
2009 – Honourary Doctorate McMaster University
2012 – Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2014 – Receives Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award
2014 – Honourary Doctorate of Letters · Laurentian University
2014 – Honourary Doctor of Music · Carleton University.
2015 – Receives Denise Levertov Literary Award


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