Burton CummingsInducted in 2016
He made his name with his decade of work in The Guess Who, but Burton Cummings’ career did not end with the disbanding of that beloved Canadian act. Far from it. Instead, the native Winnipegger embarked on a solo career that has brought him many accolades, including his 2016 solo induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Cummings was born on New Year’s Eve, 1947, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His mother Rhoda raised Burton, who never knew his father, in his grandparents’ home. Cummings quit school at age 16, two years after joining popular local garage band The Deverons. At age 18, in 1965, he would be asked to join The Guess Who.