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Burton Cummings is a Canadian musician and songwriter best known as the lead singer and keyboardist of the rock band The Guess Who. He has also had a successful solo career. Here is a detailed overview of his history and greatest hits:

History
Burton Cummings was born on December 31, 1947, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He joined The Guess Who in 1965 as a replacement for original lead singer Chad Allan. During his tenure with The Guess Who, Cummings became a key figure, contributing to the band’s success through his distinctive voice and songwriting skills. The Guess Who achieved significant popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with Cummings playing a central role in many of their hit songs.

After leaving The Guess Who in 1975, Cummings pursued a solo career, releasing several albums and singles that achieved success in Canada and beyond. He has also worked on a variety of other projects, including acting and performing with other musicians.

Greatest Hits

As the lead singer and co-songwriter for The Guess Who, Burton Cummings was involved in creating some of the band’s biggest hits. Here are some of the most famous songs from his time with The Guess Who:

– “These Eyes”: A ballad co-written by Cummings and Randy Bachman, it became one of The Guess Who’s early hits, known for its soulful vocals and orchestral arrangement.
– “American Woman”: Co-written by Cummings and others, this song became a major hit and is one of The Guess Who’s most recognized songs. It features Cummings’ powerful vocals and a memorable guitar riff.
– “No Time”: This upbeat rock song, co-written by Cummings, showcases his energetic vocals and strong songwriting.
– “Laughing”: A ballad from the album “Canned Wheat” (1969), it’s another example of Cummings’ expressive singing and songwriting.
– “Undun”: A jazzy, bluesy track co-written by Randy Bachman and featuring Cummings’ vocals, it has become a classic.

In his solo career, Burton Cummings released several successful albums and hit singles. Here are some of his most notable solo songs:

– “Stand Tall”: Cummings’ debut solo single from his self-titled album “Burton Cummings” (1976), it became a hit in both Canada and the United States, showcasing his emotive vocals and poignant lyrics.
– “Break It to Them Gently”**: Another hit from his solo career, this song has a soft rock feel and demonstrates his melodic songwriting.
– “I’m Scared”: A hit from his debut solo album, this song showcases Cummings’ soulful voice and introspective lyrics.
– “My Own Way to Rock”: The title track from his second solo album, this song features a more rock-oriented style.

Burton Cummings has continued to perform and tour, both as a solo artist and occasionally reuniting with former members of The Guess Who. His contributions to rock music, both as a member of The Guess Who and as a solo artist, have made him an iconic figure in Canadian music history. He is recognized for his distinctive voice, songwriting skills, and ability to connect with audiences through his music.

Burton Cummings "American Woman"

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