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Beer Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013) (72* d) RE: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead 06 Mar 13

Here is another written clip. " In 1964, Connors found himself in Timtnins, Ontario, at the Maple Leaf Hotel, with only 35 cents in his pocket. Tom asked the bartender to spot him the extra nickel to buy one draft beer; instead, the bartender told him to play some songs to make up the difference. Gate Lepine, the manager of the hotel, heard Tom sing and hired him on the spot. Connors remembers: "No microphone, no stage; they just cleared away one of the tables in the corner and stood me there to sing. They gave me a bed and one meal a day. I stayed@for 14 months." Tom traversed the highways and sideroads of Canada until he adopted a legacy of songs that now stand up as the best kind of history and eography lesson. He is recognized as this country's Woody Guthrie because of his road and rail parables and he is perhaps the most reliable popular link between the songs of old Canada."

Gate, I am sure you are hurtin and if you read this give my brother Norman a call. He thinks the world of you.

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