Anne Murray

Born in Nova Scotia, Murray quickly became a vocal icon in her native Canada, and had a 20-year run of Top 10 hits on both the pop and country charts in North America and Europe.

Murray scored several hits with her MOR (middle of the road) covers of 1960s rock gems such as The Beatles' "You Won't See Me," The Monkees' "Daydream Believer," and "Walk Right Back," originally cut in 1960 by the Everly Brothers. She ends the show with "From Now On" (sung by younger brother, Bruce Murray) and "Falling In Love," a duet featuring both siblings.

Murray was working as a high school physical education teacher when, on a whim, she auditioned as a singer on a popular Canadian TV variety show, entitled Sing-Along Jubilee. She didn't get the gig, but two years later one of the show's producers asked her to try again for another variety show called Lets Go!. Murray joined the show, and, in 1968, began a career as a recording artist. An alliance with Glen Campbell, who featured Murray on his own variety show, led to a deal with Capitol Records. In 1970, the single "Snowbird," from her debut LP, became a worldwide Top 10 smash, and even prompted the King, Elvis Presley, to call the recording one of his all time favorite pop records.

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