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DONNA & LEROY

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It was 1969, Donna Ramsay, the daughter of legendary Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario radiobroadcaster, Don Ramsay, had just finished recording her debut album for CapitolRecords produced byGary Buck. His next recording project was for LeRoy Anderson.

 

Gary and his wife invited both Donna and LeRoy over to their home in KitchenerOntarioand the sparks soon flew between the two new friends. Individually, both artists hadchart hits. Donnawith‘Bittersweet’ and ‘Cool Green Waters’and LeRoy with a string offive chart singles in the early 70s, including his signature release, ‘Balzac Boogie’.Donna and LeRoy walked down the aisle in 1972 and in 1974 decided it was time tobecome a duo professionally too.

 

A move to Toronto ensued with the two building acareer in the hotels and coffee lounges ofthatbig city.After a late-night summer club gig, Donna had a lot on her mind including packing theduo for athree-weekworking trip to New Zealand.

 

After an unexpected phone callfromTommy himself in the summer of 1975, Donna and LeRoy agreed to be a part of the“Tommy Hunter Show” on CBC television. The duo remained as “regulars” on the showfor the following17 years until 1992 when the show concluded its television run.Following the demise of the “Tommy Hunter Show”, Donna & LeRoy relocated toNashville where they pursued a duo recording career,releasing theirhighlyacclaimed,‘Livin’onLove’album on Boot Records, followed by a series of nationallycharted duet and solo singles released on the Bookshop and Cardinal labels.

 

Donna and LeRoy moved back to Canada in the fall of 2018 and now reside in CalgaryAlberta. Today,Donna andLeRoy continuetoperform across Canada and the US andLeRoy remainsactive as a songwriter with his songs beingrecordedby Nashville andCanadian artists.

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