Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Rocket Launcher
Haunting Canadian folk guitarist and songwriter, his last name pronounced "Coburn". He was a member of band The Children in the late 1960s. Among his hits are Wondering Where the Lions Are (1979, top 25 on Billboard) and Rocket Launcher (1984). A 1970s conversion to Christianity greatly influenced his music, though a later ebb towards politics of the oppressed has turned some of those fans away.
Wife: Kitty (m. 1969, div. 1980, one daughter)
Conservatory: Berklee School of Music (attended 1964-66)
Order of Canada 1982
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2001
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