Claire Lawrence

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Claire Lawrence (born 1939) is a Canadian musician who was a founding member of the Canadian band The Collectors,[1] and remained with the group when it transitioned to Chilliwack[2] in 1971. He performed on keyboards, flute, saxophone, and piano. He left the group in 1971 to produce a number of prominent Canadian artists and groups including Susan Jacks, Valdy, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, 1979- (Nancy Nash with Robbie King CBC), UHF and Connie Kaldor.

In the 1970s he produced The Great Canadian Gold Rush for CBC Radio, hosted by Terry David Mulligan. From 1986 to 1990, he scored the music for the long-running CBC series, The Beachcombers. Between 1991 and 1994 he wrote the theme and incidental music for the CBC teen drama Northwood, shot in North and West Vancouver, BC. In the late 1990s he wrote the theme music used in the first two seasons of the CTV series Cold Squad. From 2000 to 2006 he produced Jazz Beat for CBC Radio.


  1. ^ Montfichet, Stansted. "Biography: Collectors". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Chilliwack". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.