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Tom Northcott (born Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 29, 1943) is a Canadian folk-rock singer with hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He became known to a vast Canadian audience by his regular appearances on CBC Television's "Let's Go" music program in the middle to late 1960s He was nominated as best male vocalist for a Juno Award in 1971. Later he co-founded Mushroom Studios in Vancouver and produced records. His hits are played regularly on Canadian classic rock radio stations.
"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" (1965) was by "Tom Northcott & the Vancouver Playboys"; the Playboys were an established band that had played around British Columbia since 1962. Northcott joined the band on a tour in 1965, and issued the single on his own label. The 1966 singles were by "The Tom Northcott Trio", which consisted of Tom Northcott, Chris Dixon (drums), and Rick Enns (bass). Four of his signature hits were, 1941, Girl From The North Country, Suzanne and Sunny Goodge Street.
Northcott gave up his performing and singing career in the early 1970s and became a commercial fisherman in British Columbia. He later entered law school and he now practices maritime and admiralty law in his native province of British Columbia.
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|1965||"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not"||—||—||—||—||singles only|
|1967||"Sunny Goodge Street"||20||—||—||126|
|"Girl from the North Country"||65||—||—||—|
|1969||"Make Me an Island"||—||—||—||—|
|"Ask Me No Questions"||—||—||—||—|
|1970||"The Rainmaker" (Nilsson, Martin)||38||28||—||—|
|"Crazy Jane"||12||—||—||—||Upside Downside|
|"I Think It's Going to Rain Today"||46||17||—||—|
|1971||"Spaceship Races" (Goffin, King)||61||—||—||—|
|1990||"The Trouble with Love"||—||—||33||—||single only|
- B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame
- http://pnwbands.com/vplayboys.html Vancouver Playboys page, Pacific Northwest bands website