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John Ellison – Music & Memories

John Ellison – Music & Memorieswith co-author Jon Wells
Monday, February 18, 2013
co-presented with Bryan Prince Bookseller at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre – 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton

a FREE event

Born in a poor coal mining village in West Virginia, John Ellison is probably best known for that pop-rock classic, ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’. He’s been a professional musician since the 1960’s, his big hit has been recorded by over 50 different artists.

He was a member of the South Brothers Six until they broke up in the 1970’s and has continued to record and perform as a solo act. He received his Canadian citizenship in 2006 is and now a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. and now makes Hamilton his home. He has won Hamilton Music Awards and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

He wrote his autobiography with writer Jon Wells and “Some Kind of Wonderful: The John Ellison Story” was released in July 2012. His story delves into the racism and violence he encountered in his life alongwith his songwriting process.

Join us for an evening of music and memories.