THE MUSICMEN (1998 Inductee)

The Musicmen, formed in 1961 by Ted Daigle, were one of the most well known and respected bands in the Ottawa Valley. Over the years, they shared the stage with many stars, such as Buck Owens, Ray Price, Bob Luman and David Houston, just to name a few. Stars in their own right on TV, they also had a long running live radio show on CKOY and have many albums and singles to their credit. The original members of The Music Men were honored by the Hall of Fame, for their many contributions to the country music entertainment industry.

Lead guitarist Gil Glazier today enjoys life back in his beloved Maritimes, where he continues to entertain, as well as being involved in the manufacture and repair of the instrument he so dearly loves.

Bassist Paul Rudachuk had resided in the Kingston area and was still very much a part of the country music scene, providing professional sound services to the stars. Paul passed away on November 30th, 2021.

Drummer Byron Stever also had close ties with the East Coast but shared that part of the country with the Ottawa Valley, where he was a much sought after traditional country music drummer. Byron passed away in Bathurst NB on October 30, 2023.

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