(Toronto) Michel Pagliaro and twelve other notable Canadian rockers from the 1970s and 1980s will be inducted Thursday evening on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.
Glass Tiger, Loverboy, April Wine, Chilliwack and Max Webster are among the groups that will be honored at Toronto’s Massey Hall as part of a “mega-induction ceremony.”
They will be joined by Platinum Blonde, Parachute Club, Rough Trade, Prism, Trooper and Lighthouse, as well as solo rock singer Lee Aaron.
All the artists will be present for the event, which will include performances of their greatest hits.
Fashion presenter Jeanne Beker and radio and television personality Terry David Mulligan, formerly creator and face of the series Much West on MuchMusic, will host the evening.
Michel Pagliaro, aged 74, began his musical career in the 1960s, but he really found success from the 1970s.
Among his best-known songs, we find The spy, Bombs and of course I hear knocking. For this last song, “Pag”, as some call it, was inducted in 2010 into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2016, he received the François Cousineau prize for song music from the Foundation of the Professional Society of Authors and Composers of Quebec.
The rock artist inductions are part of a larger program to mark the 25e Walk of Fame anniversary.
The music-themed party will be followed by the annual induction ceremony scheduled for December 2. Hockey star Connor McDavid and comedian Rick Mercer will be among those honored.