The Walk of Fame has announced inductees for 2012 and two of them are recording artists: Randy Bachman and Sarah McLachlan.
Randy Bachman was a member of The Guess Who during their most successful years, cowriting hits with Burton Cummings. He was perhaps better known as the principal member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the most successful of their hits being “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” in 1974. It topped the charts in 20 countries around the world. The band won 7 JUNO awards and enjoyed several platinum albums.
Sarah McLachlan has sold 40 million albums worldwide one of which was certified diamond in Canada, and she has had multiple hits including the biggest song of the year in 1997– “Building a Mystery”. She has won 8 JUNOs. Sarah was also the key figure behind the Lilith Fair festivals.
Criteria for inducting Canadians onto the Walk of Fame are threefold:
1. Inductees must have either been born in Canada or spent their formative years in Canada.
2. Inductees must have a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and have an established body of work.
3. Inductees must have had national or international impact on Canada’s heritage.
You can read more about this year’s inductees HERE.