Product Code: PR 33003
Artist: Burton Cummings
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Portrait (1977)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Condition:
Cover: VG+
Record: VG
Genre: Rock , Soft Rock U

My Own Way To Rock

Nice vinyl with minor marks housed in a good cover having minor ringwear.

Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He replaced Chad Allan as lead singer for The Guess Who in 1966. Together with band-mate, Randy Bachman, he wrote These Eyes, Laughing and American Woman. The later was the groups only international #1 record. During Cummings tenure with The Guess Who they would chart 20 singles in the Top 20 in Vancouver. Of these, nine singles were double-sided hits.


In 1975 Cummings went solo and began to chart 17 singles on Canada’s RPM 100 singles chart over the next fifteen years. My Own Way to Rock was his second single and title song from his second solo album. The song celebrates an individual marching to the beat of their own drum and having “my own way to rock.” The final verse references the early rock n’ roll era with a nod to Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, the Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie”, Fats Domino’s “I’m In Love Again”, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and Chris Kenner’s 1961 hit, “I Like It Like That”.

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman”, “Clap For The Wolfman”, “Hand Me Down World”, “Laughing”, “No Time”, “Share The Land”, “Star Baby” and “These Eyes”. His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared” and “Fine State Of Affairs”. Ini 1976, his first solo hit single, “Stand Tall”, in 1976, became his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1947. When he was sixteen he dropped out of high school. In 1962, while only fifteen, Cummings founded a band named the Deverons. All members of the band learned to play by ear. Cummings played piano, saxophone and lead vocals. Their high school dance concerts comprised of covers of songs from the late 50’s and early 60’s including “This Time” by Troy Shondell, “Wild Weekend” by The Rebels, “Sheila” by Tommy Roe and “Only Love Can Break A Heart” by Gene Pitney. The Deverons released a couple of singles and Cummings got some positive word-of-mouth and reviews in the local Winnipeg papers. This was pretty exciting for bandmates who still all lived in their parents homes.

In January 1966 Cummings was asked to join another Winnipeg band, The Guess Who, when keyboardist Bob Ashley left the group. By May 1966 Burton Cummings became the lead vocal for the group when Chad Allen left to pursue solo work and host the CBC TV show Let’s Go. While Cummings was with The Guess Who the band scored twenty-one Top 20 hits in Canada, including five number one singles on the Canadian RPM record charts: “Shakin’ All Over”, “Laughing”, “No Time” and “American Woman”/”No Sugar Tonight”.

In 1975, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year he added backing vocals for Eric Carmen’s track, “Marathon Man”, from his Boats Against The Current album. Burton’s first two albums went double-platinum. The title track from his second album, My Own Way To Rock, became a Top 20 hit in Vancouver.

Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He replaced Chad Allan as lead singer for The Guess Who in 1966. Together with band-mate, Randy Bachman, he wrote These Eyes, Laughing and American Woman. The later was the groups only international #1 record. During Cummings tenure with The Guess Who they would chart 20 singles in the Top 20 in Vancouver. Of these, nine singles were double-sided hits.


In 1975 Cummings went solo and began to chart 17 singles on Canada’s RPM 100 singles chart over the next fifteen years. My Own Way to Rock was his second single and title song from his second solo album. The song celebrates an individual marching to the beat of their own drum and having “my own way to rock.” The final verse references the early rock n’ roll era with a nod to Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, the Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie”, Fats Domino’s “I’m In Love Again”, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and Chris Kenner’s 1961 hit, “I Like It Like That”.

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman”, “Clap For The Wolfman”, “Hand Me Down World”, “Laughing”, “No Time”, “Share The Land”, “Star Baby” and “These Eyes”. His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared” and “Fine State Of Affairs”. Ini 1976, his first solo hit single, “Stand Tall”, in 1976, became his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1947. When he was sixteen he dropped out of high school. In 1962, while only fifteen, Cummings founded a band named the Deverons. All members of the band learned to play by ear. Cummings played piano, saxophone and lead vocals. Their high school dance concerts comprised of covers of songs from the late 50’s and early 60’s including “This Time” by Troy Shondell, “Wild Weekend” by The Rebels, “Sheila” by Tommy Roe and “Only Love Can Break A Heart” by Gene Pitney. The Deverons released a couple of singles and Cummings got some positive word-of-mouth and reviews in the local Winnipeg papers. This was pretty exciting for bandmates who still all lived in their parents homes.

In January 1966 Cummings was asked to join another Winnipeg band, The Guess Who, when keyboardist Bob Ashley left the group. By May 1966 Burton Cummings became the lead vocal for the group when Chad Allen left to pursue solo work and host the CBC TV show Let’s Go. While Cummings was with The Guess Who the band scored twenty-one Top 20 hits in Canada, including five number one singles on the Canadian RPM record charts: “Shakin’ All Over”, “Laughing”, “No Time” and “American Woman”/”No Sugar Tonight”.

In 1975, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year he added backing vocals for Eric Carmen’s track, “Marathon Man”, from his Boats Against The Current album. Burton’s first two albums went double-platinum. The title track from his second album, My Own Way To Rock, became a Top 20 hit in Vancouver.

 

Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He replaced Chad Allan as lead singer for The Guess Who in 1966. Together with band-mate, Randy Bachman, he wrote These Eyes, Laughing and American Woman. The later was the groups only international #1 record. During Cummings tenure with The Guess Who they would chart 20 singles in the Top 20 in Vancouver. Of these, nine singles were double-sided hits.


In 1975 Cummings went solo and began to chart 17 singles on Canada’s RPM 100 singles chart over the next fifteen years. My Own Way to Rock was his second single and title song from his second solo album. The song celebrates an individual marching to the beat of their own drum and having “my own way to rock.” The final verse references the early rock n’ roll era with a nod to Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, the Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie”, Fats Domino’s “I’m In Love Again”, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and Chris Kenner’s 1961 hit, “I Like It Like That”.

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman”, “Clap For The Wolfman”, “Hand Me Down World”, “Laughing”, “No Time”, “Share The Land”, “Star Baby” and “These Eyes”. His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared” and “Fine State Of Affairs”. Ini 1976, his first solo hit single, “Stand Tall”, in 1976, became his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1947. When he was sixteen he dropped out of high school. In 1962, while only fifteen, Cummings founded a band named the Deverons. All members of the band learned to play by ear. Cummings played piano, saxophone and lead vocals. Their high school dance concerts comprised of covers of songs from the late 50’s and early 60’s including “This Time” by Troy Shondell, “Wild Weekend” by The Rebels, “Sheila” by Tommy Roe and “Only Love Can Break A Heart” by Gene Pitney. The Deverons released a couple of singles and Cummings got some positive word-of-mouth and reviews in the local Winnipeg papers. This was pretty exciting for bandmates who still all lived in their parents homes.

In January 1966 Cummings was asked to join another Winnipeg band, The Guess Who, when keyboardist Bob Ashley left the group. By May 1966 Burton Cummings became the lead vocal for the group when Chad Allen left to pursue solo work and host the CBC TV show Let’s Go. While Cummings was with The Guess Who the band scored twenty-one Top 20 hits in Canada, including five number one singles on the Canadian RPM record charts: “Shakin’ All Over”, “Laughing”, “No Time” and “American Woman”/”No Sugar Tonight”.

In 1975, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year, Cummings began a solo career after The Guess Who disbanded. That year he added backing vocals for Eric Carmen’s track, “Marathon Man”, from his Boats Against The Current album. Burton’s first two albums went double-platinum. The title track from his second album, My Own Way To Rock, became a Top 20 hit in Vancouver.