Bryan Adams - Biography
Bryan Guy Adams (born
November 5, 1959) is a successful Canadian singer and songwriter. He
was born in Kingston, Ontario to British parents, and moved with his
parents, Col.Conrad and Elizabeth throughout Europe and the Middle
Adams was given his first guitar at
age ten, bought his first electric guitar at age 11 and at age 14
moved to Vancouver and started auditioning as a guitarist. He left
school at 15, joined Sweeney Todd as a replacement for Nick Gilder
and went on the road. He met drummer Jim
Vallance in 1977 and the two began collaborating as
songwriters, and before long their material was being covered by
many artists. A&M Records was sent some demos and signed Adams to a
recording contract at age 18 for $1. His most famous song is "Summer
He has released 14 albums since
In 1990 he joined many other guests
(including Michael Kamen) for Roger Waters' massive performance of
The Wall in Berlin. Apart from that he is engaged in many
charity projects like Greenpeace's "Saving the Whales" or Amnesty
International. He recently joined Canada's benefit concert for the
One of his most popular success was
the album Waking Up the Neighbours in 1991 (see 1991 in
music), produced by Mutt Lange and featuring the ballad "(Everything
I Do) I Do It for You" from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
This song was a huge #1 hit around the world. Other soundtrack songs
were "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" from
Don Juan de Marco; and "All
For Love" from The Three Musketeers, performed with Rod
Stewart and Sting. Adams has been nominated for three Academy
His musical career also includes
several collaborations and duets, e.g. with
Tina Turner in "It's
Only Love", Sarah McLachlan in "Don't Let Go", Mel C in "When you're
Gone", Chicane in "Don't Give Up", and the aforementioned
collaboration on "All For Love".
He has been inducted into Canada's
Walk of Fame. In 1990 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada
and the Order of British Columbia. In 1998 he was promoted to an
Officer of the Order of Canada.
His latest album, Room Service
was released on September 20, 2004 with "Open Road" being its first
single. The second single "Flying" is a typical Bryan Adams ballad.
The third and less known single is "Room Service", the title track.
This song earned a little bit of air time in Canada as a typical,
fun Bryan Adams rock hit. Adams is currently working on an acoustic
album while touring.
Adams is a talented photographer.
He has recently done a photo book for Calvin Klein called
He lives in Chelsea, London,UK.
He is not to be confused with
wrestler Bryan "Crush" Adams of Kronik
fame in WCW.
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