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John Allan Cameron


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Cameron was born in Inverness County, Nova Scotia.[3][4] He moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1957 where he became an ordained Roman Catholic priest through the Order of the Oblate Fathers. But in 1964, a few months after ordination, Cameron obtained a dispensation from the church to pursue studies in education at St. Francis Xavier University, and eventually a career in music.[4][5]

He was a regular on Singalong Jubilee in the 1960s and he was later host of two Canadian television series. The first was the Montreal-produced John Allan Cameron on CTV from 1975 to 1976.[6] He would return to national television on CBC with the Halifax-produced The John Allan Cameron Show which ran from 1979 to 1981.[4][7]

Besides his numerous television and concert appearances, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 1970.[4]

In January 2005, Cameron was diagnosed with leukemia.[4] Several benefit projects such as concerts and a tribute CD were produced to support costs resulting from his treatment of this cancer.[3]

On 22 November 2006, Cameron died of bone cancer in Toronto.[8]

Year Album CAN
1968 Here Comes John Allan Cameron —
1969 The Minstrel of Cranberry Lane —
1972 Get There by Dawn 75
1973 Lord of the Dance —
1976 Weddings, Wakes and Other Things 78
1978 Fiddle —
1979 Freeborn Man —
1987 Good Times —
1991 Wind Willow —

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