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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 

RIP Stompin' Tom Connors ....






Not sure who Stompin’ Tom Connors is? The country-folk crooner well known for pounding the floor with his left foot during performances became a Canadian icon and developed a devoted following throughout his lifetime.
Although wide commercial appeal escaped Connors for much of his four-decade career, his heritage-soaked songs like “Canada Day, Up Canada Way,” “The Hockey Song,” “Bud the Spud,” and “Sudbury Saturday Night,” have come to be regarded as veritable national anthems thanks to their unabashed embrace of all things Canadiana.
A few days earlier the musician penned a letter to fans that he wanted published after his death, his spokesman said. Here is a copy of the letter published on the singer’s official website.

Hello friends, I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin’ Tom.
It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.
I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.
I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.
Sincerely,
Your Friend always,
Stompin’ Tom Connors
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He and Hugo Chavez had great patriotism in common.

I feel as though we lost a piece of true north Canadiana with Stompin' Tom's death. From Atlantic Canada to the high arctic to the Pacific he united Canada in song, and we all felt a little bit prouder to be Canadians because of him. Thank you Tom.

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