Mad Mad World is the first solo album by Canadian singer Tom Cochrane, originally released in 1991. The first single from the album, "Life Is a Highway", became a hit in late 1991, reaching #1 in Canada and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
The album earned Cochrane four Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. In addition, Cochrane won two SOCAN Awards and an ASCAP Award. Mad Mad World achieved a Diamond sales award in Canada for selling more than 1 million copies in Cochrane's native Canada.
The album also included the hits "No Regrets" (#3 RPM Canadian Charts), "Sinking Like a Sunset" (#2 RPM Canadian Charts), "Washed Away" (#7 RPM Canadian Charts), "Bigger Man" and the title track "Mad Mad World". The album was produced by Joe Hardy and was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and at three different Ontario studios: Metalworks in Mississauga, Hungry Hollow Studio in Georgetown and at Cochrane's cabin in Oakville.
Upon the album’s initial releases in the U.S. and Canada, the album featured two different album covers. The original album cover was on the initial Canadian release in 1991. Wile the alternate album cover was on the U.S. release for the album in 1992. The alternate cover is now the main album cover for the album.
* Tom Cochrane - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, percussion, bass, keyboards, slide guitar
* John Webster - percussion, piano, organ
* Spider Sinnaeve - bass
* Mickey Curry - drums
* Kim Mitchell - lead guitar on "Brave and Crazy"
* Mladen - guitar
* Keith Scott - guitar on "Sinking Like a Sunset"
* David Gogo - guitar
* Joe Hardy - percussion
* Dave Harding - viola
* Molly Johnson - backing vocals
* John Cody - backing vocals
* Annette Ducharme - backing vocals
* Kathy Cochrane - backing vocals
* Joe Hardy - producer (except "All the King's Men")
* Noel Golden - Engineer
* Joe Hardy - Production, Engineering, Mixing, Percussion
* Bob Shindle - Engineer
* John Bailey - Engineer
* Bob Ludwig - Mastering
* Great Southern Memphis Section - Horns, Horn Arrangements
* Peter Schenkman - Cello
Category:Tom Cochrane albums
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Tom Cochrane, OC (born May 14, 1953) Canadian musician and humanitarian, best known for his hit songs "Life Is a Highway", "Lunatic Fringe" and "I Wish You Well". Cochrane fronted the Canadian rock band Red Rider and has won seven Juno Awards. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has an Honorary Doctorate from Brandon University and is an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Air Force. In September 2009, he was inducted onto the Canadian Walk of Fame.
Cochrane was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba, to Violet and Tuck Cochrane, a bush pilot. The family relocated to Acton, Ontario, when Tom was four years old and later to Etobicoke, Ontario. He purchased his first guitar at age 11 by selling a toy train set. Cochrane attended Martingrove Collegiate Institute in the late 1960s. In the early 1970s, he was performing in coffee houses across Canada. He eventually made his way to Los Angeles where he found a job writing theme music for the movie My Pleasure Is My Business, the Xaviera Hollander story. Unable to find steady income from music, Cochrane returned to Toronto, where he drove a taxi cab and later took a job on a Caribbean cruise liner.
After meeting at the famous El Mocambo Tavern in Toronto, Cochrane joined the Canadian Rock Band Red Rider in 1978 and served as their lead singer and main songwriter for more than ten years. Red Rider included Ken Greer, Jeff Jones, Peter Boynton and Rob Baker. Bruce Allen managed the band from their debut until 1985. Cochrane recorded six studio albums with Red Rider plus a live album, a best of album and a box set. By 1986, the band was billed as "Tom Cochrane & Red Rider".
In 2002, Cochrane reunited with his former Red Rider bandmates Greer and Jones and continues to perform with them today. A complete listing of Red Rider's recordings is included below.
Already a household name in Canada from his time with Red Rider, Cochrane launched his solo career in 1991 with the release of the song "Life is a Highway". The single became a global success and was followed by the release of his Mad Mad World album, which would reach the six million mark in worldwide sales. The albums Ragged Ass Road, Songs of a Circling Spirit, X-Ray Sierra and No Stranger followed. Cochrane's massive body of music and energetic live shows have established him as one of Canada's most-treasured artists.
An avid golfer, pilot and hockey buff, Cochrane lives in Toronto and spends summers at his cottage/studio on the shores of Georgian Bay in Northern Ontario and winters part time at his home outside of Austin, Texas. Tom and his wife Kathleene have two daughters, Cody and Evanne. Cochrane continues to tour and perform in Canada where he remains one of the country's most popular live acts.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame Induction: Cochrane was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2003 for outstanding contribution to the greater recognition of Canadian music. The ceremony took place April 5, 2003 at Casino du Lac-Meamy in Gatineau, Quebec. The following night, Cochrane was honoured for his induction in a speech by Jeff Healey at the Juno Awards at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place in Ottawa). Cochrane closed the show by performing a medley of his hits and was joined onstage by host Shania Twain for the final song, "Life Is A Highway".
Order of Canada: In April 2008, Cochrane received the highest honour for a Canadian Citizen when he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Cochrane was honoured for a lifetime of charity work, his contribution to the arts and for being unabashedly Canadian.
Canada's Walk of Fame: In September 2009, Cochrane was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame. The induction was highlighted by a 2-hour nationally televised gala at Toronto's Four Season's Center for the Performing Arts. Anne Murray hosted the event which also included the inductions of Kim Cattrall, Raymond Burr, Blue Rodeo, Dsquared2, Howie Mandel, Robert Munsch andChantal Petitclerc.
Honorary Colonel: In November 2007, Cochrane was formally invested as an Honorary Colonel (HCol) by the Canadian Air Force's 409 "Nighthawks" Tactical Fighter Squadron. As part of his investiture weekend, Cochrane experienced his second flight in a CF-18.
Honorary Doctorate: In May 2005, Cochrane received an Honorary Doctorate from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba. In addition, musician James Ehnes, journalist Henry Champ and actress Shirley Douglas received Honorary Doctorates from the University at the Spring Convocation held May 28, 2005.
Canadian Music Industry Humanitarian Award: In March 2005, Cochrane received the Humanitarian Award at the Canadian Music Industry Association's (CMIA) gala dinner in Toronto during the annual Canadian Music Week Festival.
Cochrane has been a longtime supporter of World Vision and has traveled to Africa several times. He has also served as the Honorary Chairman of the SuperWalk for Parkinsons and has been a proud supporter of WSPA, War Child, Amnesty International, and the Make Poverty History campaign.
Canada For Asia: On January 13, 2005, Cochrane, his wife Kathleene and Alex Lifeson spearheaded a benefit concert in support of tsunami relief in Asia. 150 Canadian stars appeared including Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Oscar Peterson, Celine Dion, Rush and Barenaked Ladies. The concert, which was produced and televised by CBC TV, raised over $4 million in pledges.
Live 8 Concert: On July 2, 2005, Cochrane kicked off the Canadian edition of the Live 8 benefit concerts in Barrie, Ontario performing his hits "Life Is A Highway" and "No Regrets". The Live 8 concerts took place in the G8 states and in South Africa to pressure world leaders to drop the debt of the world's poorest nations, increase and improve aid, and negotiate fair trade rules in the interest of the poorest countries.
Hang On To Your Resistance-Cochrane (studio album): Tom Cochrane's debut album Hang on to Your Resistance was released in 1974 on Daffodil Records in Canada. The album was released using only his last name, Cochrane. Capitol Records reissued the album in 1987. Cochrane produced the album which featured the singles "You're Driving Me Crazy" and "Charlie Was A Dancer".
Don't Fight It-Red Rider (studio album): The first studio album Cochrane recorded as a member of Red Rider was titled Don't Fight It. The album was released by Capitol Records in 1979 and included the band's debut hit "White Hot", written about poet Arthur Rimbaud and his travels through Africa. The album also included the single "Don't Fight It" and the fan favorite "Avenue A". "Don't Fight It" sold more than 100,000 copies in Canada and earned Cochrane and Red Rider their first Gold album certification award and was later certified Platinum. The album was produced by Michael James Jackson, who would later produce the rock band Kiss.
As Far As Siam-Red Rider (studio album): Red Rider's second album As Far as Siam was released in June 1981 and included "Lunatic Fringe". The song was inspired by a book about humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg and is about the rise of anti-Semitism in the 1970s. Lunatic Fringe became Cochrane's biggest hit with Red Rider and remains in heavy rotation on Classic Rock radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The song was featured in the movie Vision Quest and in the TV shows Miami Vice and Bounty Hunter. "As Far As Siam" also included the single "What Have You Got To Do (To Get Off Tonight)". The album would achieve Platinum sales certification for selling more than 100,000 copies in Canada. It was recorded at Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles and was produced by Richard Landis & Michael James Jackson.
Neruda-Red Rider (studio album): Red Rider's critically acclaimed third album Neruda was released in 1983 and included the singles "Human Race", "Power" and "Crack In The Sky" plus the song "Napoleon Sheds His Skin". The opening songs from "Neruda", the instrumental track "Light In The Tunnel" and "Power", have been used to open Cochrane's concerts on several tours. "Neruda" became Cochrane's 3rd straight Platinum album in Canada with Red Rider selling more than 100,000 copies. The album was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto with David Tickle producing 8 of the album's 10 songs.
Breaking Curfew-Red Rider (studio album): Red Rider's fourth studio album Breaking Curfew was released in 1984 and included the hit song "Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)". The title track "Breaking Curfew" was also released as a single. "Breaking Curfew" became the fourth straight Gold album for Cochrane with Red Rider. The album was produced by Cochrane and David Tickle at Metalworks studios in Toronto and Startling Studios in England.
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider-Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (studio album): This self-titled 1986 album was Cochrane's fifth studio album with Red Rider and the first using his name as part of the band's name. The Tom Cochrane & Red Rider album achieved Platinum sales status in Canada for sales of more than 100,000 copies. It included the hit singles "Boy Inside The Man", The Untouchable One", "Ocean Blues" and "One More Time". The album earned Cochrane two Juno Awards for Composer of the Year and Group of the Year. The album was produced by Cochrane and Patrick Moran at Rockfield Studios in Wales and Cedartree Studios in Kitchener.
Over 60 Minutes with Red Rider (best of album): Released in 1987, this 17-song compilation album was Cochrane's first "best of" package featuring music from the first five Red Rider albums. Over 60 Minutes with Red Rider achieved a Platinum sales award for sales of over 100,000 copies in Canada.
Victory Day-Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (studio album): Released in 1988, Victory Day was Cochrane's sixth and final studio album with Red Rider. The album included three major hits: "Big League" (#4 RPM Canadian Charts), "Good Times" (#2 RPM Canadian Charts) and the title track "Victory Day". Cochrane wrote the hit song "Big League" about a young hockey player who was killed in a car accident. The album was produced by Don Gehman in Woodland Hills, Burbank, Vancouver, Toronto and Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Victory Day sold more than 200,000 copies in Canada and became Cochrane's first Double Platinum album with Red Rider. The album garnered Cochrane and Red Rider 3 Juno Award nominations.
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Anthology 1980-1987 (greatest hits album): Released in 1989, this collection of their 12 most popular songs are remastered from the original master tapes. Filled with all the biggest and best known songs, White Hot, Lunatic Fringe, Human Race, Boy inside the Man, The Untouchable one...they are all here.
The Symphony Sessions-Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (live album): Recorded live in concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on March 17–18, 1989 in Edmonton, Alberta. The Symphony Sessions featured many of Cochrane's hits with Red Rider plus a performance of Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire". The concert featured a 56-piece orchestra, including six players who had performed with Procol Harum at the band's legendary 1971 performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. This would be Cochrane's last album with Red Rider before starting a solo career. The album achieved Platinum sales status in Canada, selling more than 100,000 copies.
Mad Mad World-Tom Cochrane (solo album): Tom Cochrane's first solo album Mad Mad World was released 1991. The first single from the album, "Life Is a Highway", became a global smash in late 1991 and hit #1 in Canada. The album earned Cochrane four Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In addition, Cochrane won two SOCAN awards and an ASCAP award. Mad Mad World achieved a Diamond sales award in Canada for selling more than 1 million copies in Cochrane's native country. The album also included the hits "No Regrets" (#3 RPM Canadian Charts), "Sinking Like A Sunset" (#2 RPM Canadian Charts), "Washed Away" (#7 RPM Canadian Charts), "Bigger Man" and the title track "Mad Mad World". The album was produced by Joe Hardy and was recorded in Memphis and at three different Ontario studios: Metalworks in Mississauga, Hungry Hollow Studio in Georgetown and at Tom's cabin in Oakville.
Ashes to Diamonds-Tom Cochrane (box set): Released in 1993, this 3-disc box set includes rare songs, live performances, acoustic versions and all of Cochrane's biggest hits with Red Rider and from his solo career. This box set is no longer available for sale and is considered a collector's piece for music fans.
Ragged Ass Road-Tom Cochrane (solo album): Released in October 1995, Ragged Ass Road was named for a road in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and included "I Wish You Well", which became the first Canadian song to debut at #1 on the RPM Canadian Singles Charts. In addition, the album included 3 other Top 20 hits in Canada: "Wildest Dreams" (#5 RPM Canadian Charts), "Dreamer's Dream" (#4 RPM Canadian Charts) and "Crawl" (#11 RPM Canadian Charts). Ragged Ass Road earned Cochrane two Juno nominations and achieved Platinum sales status in Canada for sales of more than 100,000 copies. The album was produced by Cochrane and John Webster at Metalworks Studios and Ragged Ass Road Studios.
Songs of a Circling Spirit-Tom Cochrane (acoustic solo album): Released in 1997, Songs of a Circling Spirit was a live CD and multi-media package featuring acoustic versions of Cochrane's most-treasured songs and the hit single "Good Man Feeling Bad". The album was recorded during Cochrane's "Ragged Ass Road" tour.
X-Ray Sierra-Tom Cochrane (solo studio album): Released in February 1999, X-Ray Sierra was a critically-acclaimed solo album by Cochrane that featured the hits "I Wonder", "Willie Dixon Said", "Heartbreak Girl" and "Stonecutters Arms". Cochrane received a Best Male Vocalist Juno nomination for X-Ray Sierra. The album was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto and Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver and was produced by Cochrane and John Webster.
Trapeze-Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (greatest hits): Released by Capitol Records in 2002, this 2-disc set included all of Cochrane biggest hits with Red Rider and from his solo career. Two new songs were included in the set: "Pictures from the Edge" and "Just Like Ali", which Cochrane dedicated to his late father and Muhammad Ali.
No Stranger-Tom Cochrane (solo studio album): Cochrane's first album for Universal Music Canada was released in October 2006. No Stranger included the hits "Didn't Mean", "The Party's Not Over", "Northern Star", "Out of My Head" and a version of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky". Former Red Rider bandmates Ken Greer and Jeff Jones performed on the album which was recorded at Metalworks Studios and Cochrane's own Layastone Studio in Northern Ontario. Cochrane produced and mixed No Stranger at Layastone. No Stranger received a Juno Award nomination for Canadian Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
* 1974 - Hang on to Your Resistance (by: Cochrane)
* 1979 - Don't Fight It (Red Rider)
* 1981 - As Far as Siam (Red Rider)
* 1983 - Neruda (Red Rider)
* 1984 - Breaking Curfew (Red Rider)
* 1986 - Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (w Red Rider)
* 1987 - Over 60 Minutes with Red Rider (w Red Rider)
* 1988 - Victory Day (w Red Rider)
* 1989 - The Symphony Sessions (w Red Rider)
* 1989 - Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Anthology 1980-1987 (greatest hits)
* 1991 - Mad Mad World (solo)
* 1993 - Ashes to Diamonds (box set)
* 1995 - Ragged Ass Road (solo)
* 1997 - Songs of a Circling Spirit (solo)
* 1998 - X-Ray Sierra (solo)
* 2002 - Trapeze (best of)
* 2006 - No Stranger (solo)
* 2003 - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee
* 1992 - Songwriter of the Year
* 1992 - Male Vocalist of the Year
* 1992 - Single of the Year ("Life Is A Highway")
* 1992 - Album of the Year (Mad Mad World)
* 1987 - Composer of the Year
* 1987 - Group of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
Juno Award nominations:
* 2008 - Adult Alternative Album of the Year (No Stranger)
* 2000 - Best Male Artist
* 1996 - Male Vocalist of the Year
* 1996 - Album of the Year (Ragged Ass Road)
* 1993 - Songwriter of the Year
* 1993 - Best Selling Album (Mad Mad World)
* 1993 - Canadian Entertainer of the Year
* 1992 - Producer of the Year ("All the King's Men")
* 1990 - Group of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
* 1990 - Album of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider - Victory Day)
* 1990 - Canadian Entertainer of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
* 1989 - Group of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
* 1989 - Canadian Entertainer of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
* 1987 - Composer of the Year
* 1987 - Canadian Entertainer of the Year (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)
* 1993 - Life Is A Highway (Best Rock Vocal performance)
* 1993 - Pop Music Award (Life Is A Highway)
* 2007 - Most Airplay Award (Life Is A Highway)
* 2008 - Country Award (Life Is A Highway - Rascall Flatts version)
* 2003 - National Achievement Award
* 2003 - Classic Award ("Life Is A Highway")
* 1997 - Pop Music Award ("Dreamer's Dream" and "Wildest Dreams")
* 1996 - Pop Music Award ("I Wish You Well")
* 1993 - Pop Music Award ("No Regrets")
* 1992 - Pop Music Award ("Life Is A Highway")
Television and movies
* "Lunatic Fringe"- Matthew Modine film Vision Quest
* "Lunatic Fringe"- Smugglers Blues episode of Miami Vice feat. Glenn Frey
* "Human Race"- Miami Vice
* "Not So Far Away"- Keanu Reeves film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
* "Vacation (In My Mind)"- Baywatch.
* "Friendly Advice"- Used in a bar scene in Melrose Place.
* "Ragged Ass Road"- Due South
* "Life is a Highway"- used in the film Cheaper By The Dozen
* "Life is a Highway"- Disney/Pixar "Cars"
* "Life Is a Highway"- American Idol several occasions
* "Life Is a Highway"- Canadian Idol
* "Life Is a Highway"- Nashville Star
* "Big League"- Canadian Idol
* "Life Is a Highway"- Clash of the Choirs
* "Life Is a Highway"- 2008 "Employee Transfer" episode of The Office
Additional career highlights
*In 1985, Cochrane participated in the recording of the Northern Lights song "Tears Are Not Enough" with proceeds to Ethiopian famine relief.
*In 1987, Cochrane produced the Grapes of Wrath's second album "Treehouse". It became their breakthrough album and included the hit song "Peace of Mind".
*In 1992, Cochrane sang the Canadian national anthem before game 2 of the 1992 World Series at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta when The Toronto Blue Jays beat The Atlanta Braves 5-4 on their way to winning their first World Series.
*In the fall of 1989 Tom made his first of many trips to Africa with the faith based NGO organization World Vision
*In the 90's, Cochrane performed at the Kumbaya Festivals in Toronto. The annual concerts were AIDS/HIV fundraisers organized by singer/songwriter Molly Johnson.
*On September 4, 1995, Cochrane's "I Wish You Well" became the first Canadian song to debut at #1 on the RPM Canadian Pop Charts.
*in 1999, Country singer Chris Ledoux released a version of Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway".
*In June 1999, Cochrane was involved in a light plane crash in Montreal, after his plane's engine stalled just after take-off. No one was injured.
*In November 2002, Cochrane performed his song "Just Like Ali" before the legendary Muhammad Ali during a halftime event at a Toronto Argonauts CFL game at Skydome in Toronto.
*In December 2003, Cochrane traveled to Kabul as the key musical guest for a CBC special called, Rick Mercer's Christmas in Kabul.
*In 2005, Cochrane released the Holiday song "Christmas All The Time".
* On January 13, 2005, Cochrane and his wife Kathleene spearheaded the "Canada For Asia" benefit concert in support of tsunami relief in Asia. The concert, which was produced and televised by CBC TV, raised over $4 million in pledges.
*On July 2, 2005, Cochrane kicked off the Canadian edition of the Live 8 benefit concerts in Barrie, Ontario, performing his hits "Life Is A Highway" and "No Regrets". The Live 8 concerts took place in the G8 states and in South Africa to pressure world leaders to drop the debt of the world's poorest nations, increase and improve aid, and negotiate fair trade rules in the interest of the poorest countries.
*In 2006, Rascal Flatts recorded Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway" for the animated Disney motion picture "Cars". The song became a major hit on both the Pop and Country charts in the U.S. and Canada.
*Cochrane joined Rascal Flatts onstage to perform "Life Is A Highway" before a sold-out crowd at Rexall Place in Edmonton on February 24, 2007.
*"Life Is A Highway" was also performed on "America's Got Talent" by Jason Pritchett in the Semi-Final round in July 2007.
*In 2007, Score Golf Magazine ranked Cochrane as Canada's #1 celebrity musician golfer. His close friends Gil Moore of Triumph and Alex Lifeson of Rush were ranked #2 and #4 respectively.
*In December 2007, Cochrane inducted Canadian Superstar Gordon Lightfoot into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Toronto. Cochrane performed Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain" during the tribute.
*In February 2008, Cochrane and John Mellencamp toured Canada together performing at major arenas as part of a 12-date double-bill.
*At the 2008 Juno Awards, Cochrane inducted Triumph into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Cochrane's longtime friend Gil Moore is a member of the recently reunited Canadian rock band.
*In 2008 & 2009, Cochrane performed free concerts at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Toronto during the RBC Canadian Open PGA Tournament.
*In 2008, Cochrane recorded "Old Man" for the Neil Young tribute album "Borrowed Tunes II".
*In October 2008, Cochrane performed his song "Big League" at the Vancouver Canucks home opener in honour of Luc Bourdon, a promising young defenseman killed in a motorcycle accident in June 2008.
*In July 2009, Cochrane was invited by his friend Mike Weir to play in the inaugural "Mike Weir Charity Classic" with Michael Jordan, Kevin Costner and several PGA Stars.
*In 2008 & 2009, Cochrane qualified for and participated in the Canadian Senior Men's Golf Championship, the Ontario Senior Men's Golf Championship and the Ontario Men's Mid-Amateur Championship.
*In September 2009, Cochrane was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame and received a star on the sidewalk in Toronto's theatre district.
*In October 2009, Cochrane's Life is a Highway was voted #1 road song of all-time in the Econo Lodge "Travelin' Tunes" online survey of more than 20,000 people.
*On November 23, 2009, Cochrane received SOCAN awards for 5 of his songs reaching more than 100,000 plays on Canadian radio including Lunatic Fringe, Big League, Boy Inside The Man and I Wish You Well.
*On November 26, 2009, Cochrane joined World Vision President Dave Toycen to launch "Five for 5" campaign at a media event in Toronto. Cochrane urged Canadians to take 5 minutes to do 5 things to save a child's life.
*On December 12, 2009, Cochrane & Red Rider performed at a massive outdoor celebration to conclude Day 44 of the Olympic Torch Relay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the crowd during the event.
*On February 15, 2010, Cochrane & Red Rider performed at Molson Canadian Hockey House in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic Games. Cochrane was part of a legion of Canadian Music Stars who performed in Vancouver during the games.
*On February 18, 2010, Cochrane was invited to be a part of the charity recording remake of K'Naan's song Wavin' Flag in support of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bob Ezrin produced Young Artists for Haiti's version of the song featuring many of Canada's biggest names in music. The song debuted at #1 on the Canadian music charts in March 2010.
*On April 23, 2010, Cochrane performed at the 2010 Canadian Olympic Committee's Hall of Fame Induction dinner. Cochrane joined other Canadian stars including Sarah McLachlan, Simple Plan, Ginette Reno, the Canadian Tenors, Annie Villeneuve and Nikki Yanofsky.
*In April, 2010, Canadian Country singer Jaydee Bixby's version of Cochrane's song Boy Inside the Man made the Top 20 on the Canadian Country Music charts.
*In May 2010, the debut CD by Andrew Cole, "Why We Wonder" is set for release. Cole is managed by Tom Cochrane's wife, Kathleene Cochrane. The album features a cover of Cochrane's "Out of My Head".
*Music of Canada
*Canadian Music Hall of Fame
*List of diamond-certified albums in Canada
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