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Tom Wilson fonds
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- Wilson, Tom
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20 cm of textual records (3 boxes), 15 sound recordings, 1 video recording, 2 paintings, and 11 photographs.
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Thomas Cunningham (Tom) Wilson (b. 1959) is a Canadian rock musician and songwriter based in Hamilton. He is also an author and visual artist. At the age of 53, he learned that he was adopted and that his ancestry is Mohawk.
As a musician, Wilson has a solo career and was also a founding member of The Florida Razors (1981-1987), Junkhouse (1989-1997), Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (1996 onward), and Lee Harvey Osmond (2009 onward). Collectively, they have recorded at least 18 albums.
He is the author of the acclaimed memoir Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home, published by Doubleday Canada in 2017.
The first exhibition of his visual art was held at the Art Gallery of Burlington in 2018-2019.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of notebooks (35 items) in which Wilson recorded his thoughts, ideas for songs, draft lyrics, occasional drawings, photographs, and more, ca.2003-2010 (also includes 11 photographs); the Florida Razors’ vinyl recording Beat Music, 1986; 14 sound recordings on tape of the Florida Razors, Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Wilson solo material; notes and annotated galley proofs of Beautiful Scars; and two paintings by Wilson.
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The fonds was donated by Tom Wilson in 2018 and 2019.
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Access to the original sound and video recordings is restricted. In most cases, digital copies are available for access.
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Further accruals are expected.
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- Wilson,Tom (Subject)
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R. Stapleton, 2021.