Monday, November 23, 2015

Ron Hynes, 'man of a thousand songs,' dead at 64

   Legendary singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, who documented hope and heartbreak in his native Newfoundland for decades with songs like Sonny's Dream and Atlantic Blue, has died at the age of 64.
   Close friends of the famous musician confirmed to CBC News that Hynes died Thursday and that family are flying home.
   Hynes, who had been battling cancer, was rushed to hospital earlier this week.
   Hynes, known for years as "the man of a thousand songs," was born in December 1950 in St. John's. He was raised in Ferryland.
   Through a career that spanned more than three decades, Hynes became known as one of Newfoundland and Labrador's greatest singer-songwriters. His songs became commonplace in St. John's, around the bay and indeed around the world.
   His songs have been covered by more than 100 artists from all over the world.
    Hynes released seven solo albums, starting with Discovery in 1972. The record holds the distinction of being the first made up of all original material from a Newfoundland artist...Continue reading...

Stefanie Roy "No Change In Me", by Ron

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