Singer and songwriter Bryan Adams was honored with the 2,435 Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the recording category on Monday, March 21. The ceremony was lead by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler. Wayne Gretzky was the special guest speaker. Gretzky told the crowd that he was very proud of Adams and was not surprised by the rainy weather as one of the first time he saw Adams in concert it was outdoors and pouring raining.
Adams star is in front of The Musician’s Institute in Hollywood. He stated that he remembers coming to Hollywood for the first time and walking down Hollywood Blvd and looking at all the stars. He is honored to be added to the list. Adams thanks all his record labels throught out his career, managers, producers, his team,band members, friends, family and his fans. Fans came from all over the world to see Adams recieved his star.
Adams, was born November 5, 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to English parents. He grew up traveling around the world with his parents. In 1973, the family returned to Canada. In his early teens Adams worked as a dishwasher to earn enough money to buy a Fender guitar. It wasn’t long after, that he quit school to pursue his music full time.
In 1978, at the age of 18, Adams sent a few demo recordings to A&M Records in Toronto, he signed with them for the sum of one dollar. It was his third album, Cuts Like a Knife in 1983 that broke his career open, followed a year later by Reckless and his first #1 single Heaven.
Adams hit records includes: Summer of ’69, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Heaven, Run to You, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?, Cuts Like a Knife,Somebody, Let’s Make It A Night To Remember, 18 Til I Die and It’s Only Love to mention just a few.
His most recent album Bryan Adams: Bare Bones is an inspired collection of minimally arranged hits culled from Adams’ impressive body of work spanning three decades. The disc captures a raw Adams, featuring his distinctive voice and guitar.
Adams is currently on tour and on April 9, he will perform at the Royce Hall, here in Los Angeles.
Bryan has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries. He is the holder of the record for the longest running #1 hit in the history of the British charts. He has more than a dozen #1 singles as well as an Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Awards. He has received the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Juno Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walkway of Stars. In 2007 Adams was inducted in Wembley’s Square of Fame, and in April, 2010 he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns. A month later he was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.
In February of last year, Adams took part in the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He, along with Nelly Furtado performed “Bang The Drum”, a song co-written with long time writing partner Jim Vallance.
This past February 19th, Adams and his band played in Kathmandu, Nepal making him the first ever international artist to rock Nepal, and he performed at the opening ceremony of ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Adams was also one of the first western artists to perform in Vietnam and more recently, Pakistan.
Most of Adams’ philanthropic activity is currently dedicated to his foundation. The Bryan Adams Foundation aims to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide. The Foundation’s area of support is broad and far-reaching, enabling grants to be given for projects supporting the elderly, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from mental or physical illness.
His charitable work however dates back to 1985 when he appeared at Live Aid from Philadelphia. He participated in the two-week Amnesty International “A Conspiracy of Hope” tour alongside Sting, U2 and Peter Gabriel. His next appearance for Amnesty was in 1987 on Rock For Amnesty with Paul McCartney, Sting and Dire Straits, among others. His live performances have benefited His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales Prince’s Trust, The Concert for Freedom for Nelson Mandela, Greenpeace, Breast Cancer as well as campaigns that have helped save the rainforests, provided food and comfort for the needy and created whale sanctuaries.
Adams helped commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall when, in 1990, he joined many other guests for Roger Waters’ massive performance of The Wall in Berlin, Germany.
Adams has had his photographs published in British Vogue, L’uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Interview Magazine among others. He founded Zoo Magazine, the fashion/art magazine based in Berlin, Germany.
Adams is also a regular photographer for Zoomer Magazine, a Canadian periodical focused on topics relevant to the baby boomer generation. In 2005, he published his first book of photos in the United States with Calvin Klein called American Women; with proceeds from this book going to breast cancer research.
To see a clip of Bryan recieving his star, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/HwdWalkofFame#p/u/2/d0bj_O66IgI
For more information on Bryan Adams, please visit:http://www.bryanadams.com/
To purchase tickets to see Bryan in concert on April 9, please visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B00463BEA385F88?artistid=734390&major…
To purchase Bryan’s latest CD “Bare Bones”, click HERE
Additional information on Bryan Adam’s bio from Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Bryan Adams.com