MICKEY McGIVERN (1996 Inductee)

Mickey McGivern’s career began with an inexpensive "Palm Beach" guitar at the age of 12 and, by the age 17, he was on road with "The Kidd Baker Show".

Over the next twenty years, he fronted a number of bands, most notably "Mickey McGivern & The Mustangs", touring Canada and the US and backing such artists as Del Reeves, Johnny Paycheck and Bob Luman.

Mickey became one of the most respected session guitarists in Canada, working for RCA, Quality and Arc Records. He has over 350 documented sessions to his credit, backing such artists as Johnny Burke, Artie McLaren and Dick Nolan. Indeed, it’s hard to find an Arc records from the 60’s and early 70’s that Mickey didn’t play on.

Mickey was raised in Pembroke, Ontario where he still resides and continues to perform.

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