Daniel Lanois

Inducted in 2002

Superstar producer Daniel Lanois’s career – which includes long-standing working relationships with the likes of Brian Eno, U2 and Emmylou Harris – has its humble roots in a converted early-1900’s Edwardian house in Hamilton, Ontario.

Born in Hull, Quebec, on September 19, 1951, Lanois moved to Hamilton at age 10. He created his first makeshift studio in the basement of his mother’s Ancaster, Ontario house at age 17. And it was at the Edwardian house on Grant Avenue, which bought in 1976, where he made his bones as a producer, working the boards for the likes of new wavers Martha and the Muffins, children’s entertainer Raffi, and singer-songwriter Ray Materick, among others.

Career Highlights


Received a lifetime achievement award at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards


Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame


Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame


U2’s “Beautiful Day,” co-produced by Eno and Lanois, won three Grammy Awards

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Named Producer of the Year at the 1987 JUNO Awards

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