Tommy Ambrose

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Tommy Ambrose
Birth name Thomas Ambrose
Born (1939-10-19) 19 October 1939 (age 74)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupations Singer-songwriter

Tommy Ambrose (born Thomas Ambrose 19 October 1939 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

He was a gospel music singer in his youth, performing on radio stations such as CFRB and CKEY and at Youth for Christ events. In adulthood, he adopted mainstream musical styles and subject matter and was featured in national television programmes such as CBC's Cross-Canada Hit Parade in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. He also composed and sang numerous jingles for commercials and for broadcasters' themes.

Ambrose was nominated for a Juno Award in 1981 in the Best Jazz Album category for his album, Tommy Ambrose at Last, with the Doug Riley Band.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1962 Young Tommy Ambrose
1978 Sweet Times
1980 Ambrose at Last

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
CAN Country CAN AC
1973 "People City" 44
1974 "Our Summer Song" 19
1976 "The Night Time and My Baby" 47

Filmography[edit]

This list is incomplete
  • 1957: Cross-Canada Hit Parade (CBC)
  • 1961-1963: The Tommy Ambrose Show
  • 1975-1976: Celebration (CBC)

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