Portfolio Category: 2017 Recipients

Ross Clow / 2017 Hall of Fame

Ross Clow was born and raised near Verona. Ross spent more than a decade as the lead singer for Don Johnson and the Serenaders, a long-running dance orchestra with weekly radio shows on two Kingston radio stations during '50s and '60s. In his senior years Ross gravitated towards gospel music with the Gospel Jewels and…
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Bob Goodberry / 2017 Hall of Fame

Bob Goodberry was elected posthumously to the Hall of Fame in 2017. Born and raised in Verona, he came from a musical family and was the consummate country troubadour. In his later years, he was a resident of Northbrook. After his death, his songbook was discovered. In it, there were no lyrics or chords, merely…
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Neville Wells / 2017 Hall of Fame

Neville Wells was born in Newfoundland in 1940 and grew up in Ompah, Ontario, just north of Sharbot Lake, where he attended high school. His musical career began in the Ompah Dance Hall where, on Saturday nights, for $2, he sang and played rhythm guitar, backed up the fiddler, and called for the square dances.…
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S. Calthorpe / 2017 Hall of Fame

Sheila Calthorpe was inducted into the Songwriters Category of the Hall of Fame in 2017.  Sheila grew up on Simcoe Island in the St. Lawrence River and developed a tradition of home worship during winters because there was no church on the island. Eventually, she met and married musician Barry Calthorpe, who taught her to…
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Lionel Grimard / 2017 Hall of Fame

Eleven Roses was his 5th CD which is a collection of his favourite songs. On two of these songs. ‘Eleven Roses’ and ‘Two Worlds Collide’, he added a final verse. Lionel’s friends and family know how much Lionel enjoys playing guitar, bass and singing. ‘Music has always added a great deal to my life’, says…
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Bill White / 2017 Hall of Fame

Bill White was born in Plevna and has a long career with music, forming several bands and playing throughout Ontario and the US. He is also the recipient of many CCMA awards.
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