Monday, July 06, 2015

Anne Murray - Voice Your Choice

I first met Anne Murray when I was working as Music Director at CFCF Radio in Montreal. A candid photo was taken of the two of us deep in conversation during a reception for her. Thought I'd dig up that old photo of us from the early 1970s; we were really just a couple of kids back then. Anne was on her first promo tour across Canada. You'll note she's wearing the same jacket in both photos!

She was born in the mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia on June 20, 1945. She got her start on a CBC-TV show, Singalong Jubilee. She first recorded for a small Toronto label, Arc Records, one of Canada's earliest record companies. Her big break came with Capitol Records and her first single Snowbird, written by Gene McLellan, who also wrote Put Your Hand In The Hand, recorded by Ocean on Arc Records.

Anne has charted 28 times on the Billboard Hot 100, 54 times on the country chart and has also had 41 Adult Contemporary hits, all between 1970 and 1987!

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Anne Murray on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Needed Me or Danny's Song. I'll play the winner on next week's show.