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Burton Cummings will enter hall of fame as a solo artist

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame called Burton Cummings with news, and they didn’t have to break it to him gently.

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame called Burton Cummings with news, and they didn’t have to break it to him gently.

The Winnipeg vocalist, who was already inducted into the hall of fame as a member of the Guess Who in 1987, will enter the hall as a solo artist during the Juno Awards broadcast on April 3 in Calgary.

“I wish my mother had lived long enough to see this,” Cummings says in a release. “I don’t take this lightly, and my sincere heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who had anything to do with making this happen for me. This means more to me than anyone could ever really know.”

Matthew Sherwood / The Canadian Press Burton Cummings poses at Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

Cummings split from the Guess Who in 1975 to go solo. He won seven Juno Awards during his five-decade music career, with hits during the 1970s and ’80s such as Break it to Them Gently, Stand Tall and Fine State of Affairs.

He also has hosted the Junos a record four times, between 1979 and 1983.

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