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Published on Feb 17, 2008
"Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors" 1973 60 second TV spot "Stompin' Tom" (Charles Thomas) Connors. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, b Saint John, NB, 9 Feb 1936; honorary LLD (St Thomas) 1993, honorary LLD (Toronto) 2000. At 11 Stompin' Tom Connors wrote his first song, 'Reversing Falls Darling,' and at 15 he began playing the guitar. Connors began singing professionally in 1964 In the absence of amplification at the Maple Leaf and the other hotel lounges where he performed in Ontario, Connors pounded the floor with his booted foot to establish the rhythm of his songs (partly sung and partly recited) above the noise of the crowd, thereby earning the name 'Stompin' Tom