Dick Nolan (musician)

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Richard Francis "Dick" Nolan (February 4, 1939 – December 13, 2005) was a Canadian musician, born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Nolan was known for performing Newfoundland folk music in Toronto night clubs. During his 50-year career he released more than 40 albums and recorded over 300 tracks. One album, Fisherman's Boy, contained his signature song Aunt Martha's Sheep and went platinum in just three months. Another signature song of his was I's the B'y. Two more gold albums followed and he appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and national television programs, was nominated for a Juno Award, hosted his own television series and in November 2005, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

During his career he was given the nickname "The Johnny Cash of Newfoundland".

In 2009 Dick Nolan was posthumously awarded the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award by the East Coast Music Association.



Year Album
1962 I Walk the Line
Home of the Blues
Dick Nolan Sings
On Stage at the Drake
Echoes of the Atlantic
Atlantic Lullaby
1964 Truck Driving Man
1966 I'se the B'y What Catches Da Fish
1967 Atlantic Christmas
Moving Out
1968 I Want to Live
Be True Newfoundlanders
Folsom Prison and Other Johnny Cash Songs
Lukey's Boat
Newfie Hits
1970 Country
1972 Fisherman's Boy
Home Again This Year
1973 Happy Newfoundlanders
1974 Happy Anniversary Newfoundland
Folk Songs of Newfoundland
1975 Dick Nolan
1976 A Country Song
1977 Best of Dick Nolan
1980 Side by Each
Dick Nolan's Greatest Hits of Newfoundland
1984 Welcome Aboard


Year Single CAN Country Album
1965 "Golden Rocket" 2 Truck Driving Man
1967 "The Fool" 5 Moving Out
1972 "Home Again This Year" 9 Home Again This Year
1973 "Me and Brother Bill" 88 Happy Newfoundlanders

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