David Friend, Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:09 am EST
Last Updated Thursday, March 10, 2022 4:03 PM EST
TORONTO – Bryan Adams heads to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The esteemed Canadian rocker has been named one of the first 2022 inductees along with his frequent collaborator and friend, songwriter Jim Vallance.
The two men will be honored when the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame marks a return to face-to-face events with a gala ceremony at Massey Hall in Toronto on September 24.
The evening will feature the inducted 2022 classes, many of which are still to be announced, and feature tributes and live performances.
Adams became famous after a friend introduced him to Vallance at the Long and McQuade musical instrument store in Vancouver in 1978.
Their work resulted in the 1983 album “Cuts Like a Knife” which spawned numerous hit singles, including “Straight From the Heart.” This album helped Adams win Juno for male vocalist of the year and the two had the honor of being composer of the year together.
They followed suit with “Reckless,” which soared to No. 1 on the US and Canadian album charts with hit singles “Summer of ’69,” “Run to You,” and “Heaven,” their first single to top the charts. .
Adams went on to record swathes of other major rock hits while Vallance wrote songs for Glass Tiger, Anne Murray, Joan Jett and co-wrote Heart’s “What About Love,” which was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.
They reunited in 2018 for the music and lyrics of Broadway’s “Pretty Woman: The Musical”.
Adams will release his 15th studio album “So Happy It Hurts” on Friday.
This Canadian Press report was first published on March 9, 2022.
Correction – March 10, 2022: This article has been updated from an earlier version which incorrectly stated how Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance first met.
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