Charles "Stompin' Tom" Connors, OC (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013)
was one of Canada's most prolific and well-known country and folk
singer-songwriters. Focusing his career exclusively on his native
Canada, Connors is credited with writing more than 300 songs and has
released four dozen albums, with total sales of nearly 4 million copies.
Connors died at age 77 in his home in Ballinafad, Ontario on March 6,
His songs have become part of the Canadian cultural landscape. Three of
his best-known songs — Sudbury Saturday Night, Bud the Spud and The
Hockey Song — play at every home game of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey
team. The Hockey Song is played at games throughout the National Hockey
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