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Why Bryan Adams is really British!

Why Bryan Adams is really British!

Bryan Adams maybe the poster boy for Canadian music. Yes, he’s been featured on a Canadian postage stamp. Yes he has received an Order Of Canada and been accepted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame – but the reality is that Bryan Adams is really British!

True he was born November 5th 1959 in Kingston, Ontario to a British diplomat and his British wife who then left Canada, returning `home’ to England. They also lived abroad (I believe Portugal) before Bryan’s parents split and his mother moved Bryan and his brother Bruce to Vancouver where he grew up and developed his musical talents.

And there is no doubt that Bryan has dual citizenship. Yet his primary residence has been London England for the past 25 years, he travels outside of Canada on a British passport (I know, I’ve seen it!), he is passionate about Chelsea Football Club and he and his partner, Alicia Grimaldi recently gave birth to their daughter, Mirabella Bunny in London.

It is true, Bryan hasn’t developed a faux British accent like British turncoats, boxer Lennox Lewis or tennis star Greg Rudzinski, who were both legitimate Canadians before adopting England as their real home. Yet you cannot deny that on residency alone, Bryan is a Brit and his two English parents only confirm the obvious! Discuss amongst yourselves.

Photography by: Dimo Safari

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5 thoughts on “Why Bryan Adams is really British!

  1. warren

    Bryan was born in Canada , so he is Canadian.

    1. Keith Sharp

      Not necessarily. Bryan has been a resident of the UK for more than 25 years, he travels on a British passport, plus two British born children..Yes he’s a dual citizen…but he’s still British.

      1. Olwyn Fleury

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      2. Brenda

        Jim Vallance, Bryan’s longtime writing partner, tells a story of when he first met Bryan, then 18 years old, in Vancouver, B.C. Jim says Bryan had such a thick British accent that it was hard to understand what he was saying at times.

        http://www.jimvallance.com/01-music-folder/albums-folder/pg-album-adams-01-ba.html

        Bryan has an established life in London, however, he also has strong ties to Canada. His career is run from Canada and he owns a studio there. He has an office in Chelsea, London, where he lives but it’s mostly for his photography work. Both his parents live in Canada as well as his brother, nieces, a nephew and several cousins.

  2. damo

    “It is true, Bryan hasn’t developed a faux British accent like British turncoats, boxer Lennox Lewis or tennis star Greg Rudzinski, who were both legitimate Canadians before adopting England as their real home.”
    This is the same Lennox Lewis that was born in England.

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