You're welcome. Thanks for contributing some great names to the thread.
Jack Scott was from Windsor, Ontario - moved to the outskirts of Detroit at the age of ten.
Yup, Jack Scott has lived in the States most of his life, but his music still qualifies as Canadian content, because he was born here in Canada.
My True Love is probably his biggest hit. I first discovered it about 25 years ago on one of those "best hits of the 50s" tapes. In the late nineties, I used to listen to an oldies station a lot. All our stations are required to play a certain amount of Canadian content each day, and so they would play a lot of his music. That's when I realized that he isn't just a one-hit wonder. He had a number of hits. He wrote dozens of songs, too. He did a gospel music album and a Hank Williams cover album, but (to my knowledge) most of his other recordings are of music which he wrote himself. Why he isn't better remembered is beyond me.
Actually, he's quite well remembered for a song called Burning Bridges which apparently he didn't write. Someone once pointed out to me that there is another song called Burning Bridges which was written/recorded about 10 years later. They're two different songs with completely different beats/themes.
Back to that oldies station which I mentioned: I listened to that station a lot in the nineties before they became a sports station. I was annoyed at the change, but I had listened to them long enough to learn about Jack Scott's music.
I also learned about The Beau-Marks for the first time, all thanks to that station. They always played Clap Your Hands, Billy Billy Went a-Walking, and Classmate.
Here I should mention that if it weren't for that radio station, I would probably never have discovered Bobby Curtola. My parents weren't fans of his. That station played quite a few of his early hits, like Three Rows Over, Destination Love, Hitchhiker, Don't You Sweetheart Me, Fortune Teller, Aladdin, etc. (A few of those songs were hits in the States as well, but seems to me that he's mostly known here in Canada.) Unfortunately, Bobby passed away last year. He was in his early seventies.
To my knowledge, Jack Scott is still touring. I've seen some youtube clips of his performing these past few years. I've come across a few recent clips of The Beau-Marks, too, but it seems that only one or two of them are still with us. Bobby Curtola was touring near the end of his life as well. In fact, when his partner was killed in a car accident (a few months before his death), he apparently didn't postpone a concert which he was scheduled to do a few days later. Amazing man. I wouldn't have had the energy nor the motivation.
Anyway, I was happy to provide others here with some info about these underrated singers!