Gordon Sinclair, OC, FRGS (June 3, 1900 - May 17, 1984) was a Canadian journalist, writer and commentator who made a splash on the Pop/Rock charts in 1974 with the mostly-spoken "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)." This song, which has had a resurgence in popularity a number of times over the years, is a commentary by Sinclair set against a musical background ("Battle Hymn Of The Republic") in which he praises America's success, technology, ingenuity, and generosity to people in need worldwide and criticizes those who have left America to face its own crises alone. First broadcast in June 5, 1973 as a radio editorial, his stirring speech generated a strong response, and the single reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sinclair was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1979, and his many other honors and accolades include being added to the Etobicoke Hall of Fame in 1984. Up to his passing, he was actively broadcasting on CFRB and also appearing on Front Page Challenge.
- The New York Times remembers Gordon Sinclair.
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- The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion) 1974
(This mostly spoken song also became a hit in 1974 for both Byron MacGregor and Tex Ritter.)
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