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Stan Rogers

Stanley Allison Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter. Rogers was noted for his rich, baritone voice and his finely-crafted, traditional-sounding songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies. Rogers died in an airliner accident on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of 33. A larger-than-life figure, his influence on Canadian folk music has been deep and lasting. < Image with unknown copyright status removed: frame|right|Stan Rogers -->

Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the eldest son of Nathan Allison "Al" Rogers and Valerie Rogers (née Bushell), two Maritimers who had relocated to Ontario in search of work shortly after their marriage in July 1948. Although Rogers was raised in rural Wentworth County, Ontario near Hamilton, he often spent summers visiting family in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. It was there that he became familiar with the way of life in the Maritimes, an influence which wa...

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