09/30/2014 08:29 EDT

Canadian Music Icons, Then And Now (Part 1)


The legendary Leonard Cohen marked his 80th birthday last week by releasing his 13th studio album "Popular Problems." It's amazing to see that in 2014, nearly 50 years after his 1967 debut, the Montreal-raised star is still so passionate about making music and sharing it with the world.

But what about Cohen's fellow Canadian musicians that found success, however long or brief, in decades past? Have you ever found yourself wondering what ever happened to the likes of Gowan, KD Lang, Gino Vanelli, Joni MItchell, Triumph or Platinum Blonde? Well, we have the answers.

Here is the first part of our look back at some of Canada’s biggest artists from the 1950s onward and where they are now.

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