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Debbie Lori Kaye

Country from Sault Ste Marie Ontario


Debbie Lori Kaye

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar details
"Born in Syracuse, her family moved to Bermuda when she was 7. They moved to Canada in 1962 and she grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Debbie Lori Kaye started a teen career as a Country singer. She was signed to Columbia Records and had a no. 1 hit in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart with "Picking Up My Hat" in February 1965. It stayed at number one for 9 weeks.

"Soldier Boy", which was released at Christmas time, made it to the Top 20 in 1966. She charted again in 1968 with "Come on Home" (reaching #12), 1969 with "Baby's Come Home" (reaching #13) and 1970 with "Taste of Tears" (SSS International Records, reaching #16). Her last charting single was "God Bless the Child" on Polydor, in January-March 1973 making it to #15."

"She was inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and top the billboards with some of her songs.
She was featured on The Tommy Hunter Show. Over its 27-year run on CBC, The Tommy Hunter Show was noted for nurturing Canadian country music, which it showcased alongside big-name American country stars.
Hey father was a disc-jockey at CKCY and she was nominated for two Juno Awards: Juno Award for Best Country Female Artist and Juno Award for Best Female Artist"
~Chris Shoust
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Debbie Lori Kaye 50 years ago today

picking through the 45s at various second hand places around town you can still find her music. It was 50 years ago that she released two 45s on Columbia Records: Come on home / Help me love you and Ride Ride Ride / Break my mind.
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A Maple Leaf On Every Turntable Means Made-In-Canada Pop Stars

Debbie Lori Kaye featured in a 1970 MacLean's article looking into the Canadian Radio-Television Commission's brand new Canadian content ruling - "by January 18, 1971, 30% of music played on AM radio in Canada should be, in some part, Canadian"
Published by: MacLean's Magazine

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