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Description found in Archives

Jim Vallance fonds [textual record, graphic material, sound recording]. 

Date(s)

1965-2002

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

4.10 m of textual records.
279 photographs.
111 audio cassettes.
50 audio reels.
34 digital audio tapes.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Jim Vallance's musical career and provides information on a number of personalities in the artistic field as well as various music groups. It includes, among other items, the following: address books; personal and business correspondence; contracts and minutes concerning ASCAP, SOCAN and ALMO-IRVING; minutes and architectural drawings concerning the Armoury studio; financial records; royalty statements; notes; contracts and promotional material for Glass Tiger and Bryan Adams; songs by Jim Vallance (lyrics, scores and collections); performance posters and other promotional material; press clippings; photographs of Jim Vallance and other artists; and sound recordings of a lecture and interviews with Jim Vallance, of songs written or co-written by Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams, Alice Cooper, Burton Cummings, Aerosmith, Beggars & Thieves, etc.) and of compositions by Vallance.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
3
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
4
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 7 to 9
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 9 to 10
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 10 to 11
90: Open
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
from 1 to 8
18: Restricted
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
from 1 to 8
18: Restricted
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
1
18: Restricted
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
from 1 to 2
18: Restricted
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
from 1 to 3
18: Restricted
Sound recordings
90: Open
Box
from 2 to 6
90: Open
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
from 11 to 44
99: Closed pending processing
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
from 91 to 117
from 120 to 123
99: Closed pending processing
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
from 557 to 657
from 1001 to 1010
99: Closed pending processing
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
1015
90: Open
Sound recordings
90: Open
Sound recording
1924
from 1926 to 1928
99: Closed pending processing
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
9
90: Open
Moving images (video)
99: Closed pending processing
Video
from 162 to 163
99: Closed pending processing
Moving images (video)
99: Closed pending processing
Video
253
99: Closed pending processing
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1994-14
1994-23
1995-38
1996-27
2002-20

Textual record, graphic material, sound recording and objects The finding aid consists of 320 pages, digitized, of an inventory of the entire fonds. Includes item and folder level descriptions. 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/p000003105.pdf

Biography / Administrative history

Writer-composer, drummer and record producer born in Chilliwack, B.C., studied piano with Frances James at the University of British Columbia (1970-71) and cello with Hans Siegrist (1974-76). In the mid-1970s, Vallance began a career in the popular music field, becoming a drummer for the rock groups Sunshyne and Prism. In 1978, he began his collaboration with writer-composer-performer Bryan Adams, creating big hits such as Cuts Like a Knife, Hearts on Fire, Heat of the Night and Somebody. He and Bryan Adams also composed songs recorded by a number of other artists and groups such as Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Loverboy and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO). As a well-known song-writer and producer, Vallance has also worked with, among others, David Foster, Charles Goodrum, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Scorpions. In 1986 and 1987, he won Juno Awards for Composer of the Year.

Additional information

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