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Stompin' Tom Connors: Canadian Folk Hero


A tribute is shown on the scoreboard to the late country singer Stompin' Tom Connors who died today at age 77 while the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Toronto, March 6, 2013. Connors' classic number "The Hockey Song" is played over the speakers every night during the third period at Toronto Maple Leafs home game. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY) - RTR3EO97



Canadian country-folk musician Stompin' Tom Connors passed away this week.

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He was a music legend in Canada.

He wrote hundreds of songs and sold nearly four million albums.

But unlike most Canadian musicians, he wasn't interested in courting American fans.

The World's Andrea Crossan has this remembrance of Stompin' Tom.

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    Canadian singing legend Stompin' Tom Connors sings "The Hockey Song" before the start of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators in Toronto, October 5, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Cassese - RTR184D1