Portfolio Tag: Hall of Fame

Ralph Taylor / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ralph “Curly” Taylor is a 2018 Songwriter Inductee. Curly as he is universally known was born and raised in the Madoc area. At an early age his father made Curly and his brother, Billy, homemade instruments. Brother Billy went on to become an accomplished fiddle player, idolizing the iconic Don Messer.  Curly opted for the…
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Ernie Smith / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ernie Smith is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Ernie was born in Rockport, but his family relocated to Kingston when he was young. He started drumming at an early age and is best known as a percussionist and vocalist. At age fifteen in 1958, Ernie started his musical performance career in a group known as…
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Walter Cameron / 2018 Hall of Fame

Walter Cameron is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Hailing from McDonalds Corners, Wally is a renowned vocalist and bass guitarist who performed extensively with the iconic Ron McMunn. Wally has shared his talents with the residents and guests of North Frontenac, Leeds and North Addington for a lifetime. Age 78.  
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Howard Northey / 2018 Hall of Fame

Howard Northey is a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Inductee. Howard was born in the village of Cloyne. He learned to play the harmonica and ukulele at a young age. He played and sang at his School‘s Christmas concerts at Cloyne School. Howard sang in the Anglican church Choir in Flinton for twenty years. He learned how…
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Dean Northey / 2018 Hall of Fame

Dean Northey is a 2018 Promoter Inductee. In 1975, Dean Northey from Kingston, Ontario attended a bluegrass festival in Charlotte, Michigan, USA where he met with Jim and Jesse and the Virginal Boys, a top bluegrass band and members of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee. Dean was very impressed by their stage appearance, music…
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Albert St. Pierre / 2018 Hall of Fame

Albert St. Pierre is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Albert started singing in a band in Belleville 50 years ago. The first band was “Little Davy and the Rhythm Pals” in Belleville. He then went on his own for a few years singing all over, then he was in a band called “Jeremiah Weed” in…
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Neil Perry / 2018 Hall of Fame

Neil Perry is a 2018 Entertainer Deceased Inductee. Neil (1918-2010) was born on September 3, 1918 at the Alnwick Indian Reserve in Alderville, Ontario. His parents were Helen Crowe and Richard Whiteduck Perry. He lived on the Reserve until the age of five, at which time his family relocated to Ardoch, Ontario where his father's…
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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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