Who is this older male singer?
March 31, 2011 8:21 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to remember a male singer who is over 50, possibly Canadian, possibly with mostly white/grey hair. I remember that he has a very very good voice, and I believe he is famous bordering on legendary, though not popular among young people.
posted by edlundart to Media & Arts (216 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
In my brain he goes in the same category as Roger Whittaker, Kenny Rogers, Michael McDonald, Tony Bennett... older white guys who could really sing, I guess. About a year ago I was watching videos on YouTube and I came across a clip of him. I clicked on it because I knew both his name and this one song that I think he is best known for. I'm pretty sure the song is really well known. I knew the song since my childhood, yet I no longer have any memory of the song or his name or exactly what he looks like.
The clip was of a live performance in an indoor theater/space, seemingly taped not that many years ago, probably decades after his heyday. It had the vibe of one of those PBS concert specials, but I don't think it was. Watching it, I was struck by just how awesome a singer he is, even if the style of music, his appearance, and the whole vibe of the show is probably rather unhip. I don't even remember anything about the sound of his voice, but I believe it has great power and probably also a pretty good range. The style of music is sort of "popular music" as it was defined maybe a few decades ago. I'm guessing the guy is in his 60s, but he could be as young as 50 or as old as 75.
I don't know why I've completely blanked on who this is, and I've been trying to remember off and on for months now. I've looked through lists of Canadian singers on Wikipedia (but he may not be Canadian...), lists of top 50 male singers of all time, etc, and can't seem to find him. I know my description is hopelessly vague, but I'm hoping AskMe will perform another miracle. Any ideas?