John Allan Cameron, CM (16 December 1938 – 22 November 2006) was a Canadianfolk singer, "The Godfather of Celtic Music" in Canada. Noted for performing traditional music on his twelve string guitar, he released his first album in 1968. He released 10 albums during his lifetime and was featured on national television. He was a recipient of the East Coast Music Award's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada, conferred in 2003.
He was a regular on Singalong Jubilee in the 1960s and he was later host of two Canadian television series. The first was the Montreal-produced John Allan Cameron on CTV from 1975 to 1976. He would return to national television on CBC with the Halifax-produced The John Allan Cameron Show which ran from 1979 to 1981.
Besides his numerous television and concert appearances, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 1970.
In January 2005, Cameron was diagnosed with leukemia. Several benefit projects such as concerts and a tribute CD were produced to support costs resulting from his treatment of this cancer.
On 22 November 2006, Cameron died of bone cancer in Toronto.
Cameron's son, Stuart, is also an accomplished musician in Nova Scotia.