Rock My World Canada, chapter 103: Pagliaro

[Mike Carr has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

Michel Armand Guy Pagliaro (born 9 November 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a rock singer, songwriter and guitarist from Montreal. Pagliaro was nominated for a 1975 Juno Award as male vocalist of the year. He is often referred to as simply Pagliaro or Pag. Although he writes and records predominantly in French, Pagliaro has released material in English. At the Juno Awards of 1975, Pagliaro was nominated for the Male Vocalist of the Year award.

Pagliaro received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, in 2008. His song J’entends frapper, a major hit in Quebec, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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