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Can't figure out your Colins in the '80s? It's a Voodoo Thing

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January

Let’s get our ‘80s Colins straight. Colin Hays was in Men At Work. Colin Quinn was on MTV’s Remote Control and 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick was born in 1987. But do you know Colin James?

One of Canada’s favorite sons, Colin James released his debut album in 1988 which included the single Voodoo Thing. James would win the Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist, the first of his six Junos.

Colin’s original name is Colin James Munn, but shortened his stage name on the advice of Stevie Ray Vaughan. James continues to play his blues-based rock and is scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame this March. 

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:39am]

    

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