Friday, January 18, 2008
I admit it, I have a soft spot for Bryan Adams! That is not even mentioning Robin Hood being my favorite of all the legends and Sean Connery and Kevin Costner being my favorite actors. "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves" had everything to make me flip. I enjoyed it so much that here, fifteen years later, I'm blogging about it. I can't believe it!
I have always like Adams' music, his voice, his talent but after he wrote and performed "Everything I do", I think he is the best singer songwriter to have come out of Canada. We have a lot of talent here in this country but he is the best, top of the manure pile, so to speak.
So here is a short biography on Bryan Adams. He was born November 5th, 1959, in Kingston, Ontario to British parents. After living in many areas of the world because of having diplomatic parents, the finally settled in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1973. Not long after, at the age of 15, he quit high school and pursued a career in music. In 1978, he sent a demo to A&M Records, in Toronto and signed on with them for the sum of one dollar. He has cut fourteen albums since then.
One of Adams' most successful albums is “Waking up the Neighbours” co-produced by Adams and Robert Lange. The album was released in September 1991 and featured the single ballad "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (An example of a Mellarseque Moment), which was also used in the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", starring Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman.
This album and the single went to number one in many countries in the world in 1991 and 1992, with the single spending record-breaking 16 weeks at number one on UK Singles Chart and 17 weeks on top of US Hot 100 Singles Sales. It also made record-breaking sales of 3 million copies in the US. Canadian content regulations were revised in 1991 to allow radio stations to credit air play of this album towards their legal requirements to play Canadian music. Adams has won a 1991 Grammy Award in the Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television category for co-writing it.