Bryan Adams

Inducted in 2006

Forty years in, Bryan Adams is one of Canada’s most iconic rock exports. The former army brat is nearly peerless in Canadian music history, and has also made a name for himself as an acclaimed photographer and activist in a career that began in 1976.

It was that year that high school dropout Adams, born in Kingston, Ont. in 1959, replaced Nick Gilder in Vancouver glam band Sweeney Todd, recording the If Wishes Were Horses album.


Quick Fact

Adams was 16 when he joined Vancouver glam rock band Sweeney Todd.

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