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Fonds RC0500 - Ian Thomas

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Ian Thomas

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RC0500

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  • 1964-2009 (Creation)

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2.03 m of textual records, graphic material, sounding recordings and other material

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Thomas, Ian (1950-)

Biographical history

Ian Thomas is a Canadian composer, musician, and author. He was born on 23 July 1950 in Hamilton, Ont. Thomas began working as a musician in the 1960s with his first band “Ian, Oliver, and Nora”. With the addition of a two more members they became “Tranquility Base” and performed as the Pop-Group in Residence with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Thomas briefly worked as a producer for the CBC before returning to the stage. In 1973, Ian Thomas reached national and international success with the single “Painted Ladies”, garnering a Juno (Gold Leaf) Award for Promising Male Vocalist. Over the next two decades Thomas would release over a dozen albums under his own name as well as writing hits for a number of international musicians. In 1991, he joined a number of fellow Canadian musicians in “the Boomers” and would release another four albums with them into the early 2000s. Starting in 2003, he toured both as a solo artist and with “Lunch at Allen’s”. His career has won him a number of awards recognizing his quality as a musician and as a humanitarian. In addition to his performing career, Thomas wrote music for a number of movies and television shows as well as a stage-musical adaptation of Frankenstein. Thomas has worked on a number of projects with his brother, comedian Dave Thomas. Ian Thomas has authored two books, Bequest and The Lost Chord, published by Manor House Press. Copies of these books are included in the fonds

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There have been two accruals. The first accrual has been arranged into seven series as follows: music, correspondence, certificates and awards, press and promotional materials, photographs, audio discs, realia. The second accrual consists of press and promotional materials, as well as a few items of correspondence, photographs and other materials.

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The first accrual (64-2010) was acquired from Ian Thomas in Sept. 2010; the second accrual was acquired in 2011.

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Further accruals are expected.

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RC0500

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