Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at the Life and Music of Gord Downie

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at the Life and Music of Gord Downie

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A look at the life and music of Gord Downie

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Some facts about Gord Downie, frontman of the Tragically Hip, who died Tuesday at 53:

Born: Feb. 6, 1964 in Amherstview, Ont.

Raised: Kingston, Ont.

Early career: Founded the Tragically Hip in 1984 with three high school friends -- guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair and drummer Johnny Fay -- and saxophonist Davis Manning, who played with the band until 1986. Guitarist Paul Langlois joined the group that same year. They began playing shows at local universities and Kingston dive bars.

Work beyond the Hip: Downie prioritized the Hip and it wasn't until 2001 that he released a solo album, "Coke Machine Glow." He would go on to release several other solo projects including the Juno Award-winning "Secret Path. …

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