Halifax, NS, January 22, 2003 -The East Coast Music Association is proud to announce Myles Goodwyn as this year's recipient of the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award. This honour is presented annually to an individual who has had a profound and lasting impact on the music industry of Atlantic Canada.|
In 1969, sound was being born in a basement in Waverly, Nova Scotia. Myles Goodwyn, originally from New Brunswick, and friends Jimmy, David and Ritchie Henman were planting the seeds that grew to define Canadian Rock and Roll in the 1970's and 80's. That Band, April Wine, would undergo many changes over the years. The one constant was Myles Goodwyn, with his unique vocals and catchy songs that provided the soundtrack for a whole generation of Canadians.
April Wine became one of Canada's top stadium rock acts with one Top 40 hit after another with songs like You Could Have Been A Lady, Bad Side of the Moon, Oowatanite, Tonight is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love, Like a Lover, Like a Song and The Whole World's Going Crazy. Myles Goodwyn was always at the helm. With more than 20 releases the band received dozens of Juno nominations and awards, and paved the way for many other super-groups of the day. April Wine continues to please audiences, frequently playing over 100 dates a year.
Today, Myles Goodwyn is bringing his experience to a new generation of Canadian artists. He is a producer, songwriter and a much-in-demand industry panelist.
Today, Myles Goodwyn is bringing his experience to a new generation of Canadian artists. He is a multi-talented producer, songwriter and performer. "Myles never forgot his East Coast roots," says ECMA Co-Chair Shelley Nordstrom. "He has set a strong example for our artists that the 'sky's is the limit.' We are thrilled to have him here in Halifax."
Goodwyn will receive his Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award when the East Coast Music Awards 2003 will be broadcast live, in a special shared event with CBC Television and CBC Radio Two, on February 16 at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). The two-hour special will be hosted by Canada's favourite laugh-maker and star of Made In Canada, Rick Mercer.