Wednesday, March 6, 2013

So Long Stompin' Tom

Thanks for the memories! A true Canadian!

Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors(February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013)

A last letter from Stompin' Tom to his fans:

Canadian country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors died Wednesday at age 77. A few days earlier the musician penned a letter to fans that he wanted published after his death, his spokesman said. Here is a copy of the letter published on the singer's official website:
Hello friends,
I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin' Tom.
It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.
I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.
I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.
Your Friend always,
Stompin' Tom Connors


  1. Glad I'm not the only Canadian blogger who wrote about Stompin Tom. I'm sure many of our American friends are totally mystified!!

  2. Liked Stompin' Tom also, nice to see your and Rick's tribute to him.