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Burton Cummings

Burton Cummings got his start in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada performing in a number of bands. Ultimately, the Guess Who became one of the most popular of all rock bands in the 1970s. Cummings came into contact with several other Winnipeg musicians. Randy Bachman was part of the Guess Who for many years before starting his own band, Bachman-Turner ... See full bio »

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American Beauty
American Beauty Soundtrack
Superbad Soundtrack
Almost Famous
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 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fland Canyon (2016) ... (writer: "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" - uncredited)
 2016/I Christine (writer: "Laughing")
 2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Edie Falco/George Wallace/Fall Out Boy/Jon Theodore (2015) ... (music: "American Pharoah")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christoph Waltz/Nicki Minaj feat. Skylar Grey (2014) ... (writer: "These Eyes" - uncredited)
 2014 Altman (Documentary) (writer: "No Time")
 2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Final, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Documentary) (performer: "American Woman") / (writer: "American Woman")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.130 (2013) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.13 (2011) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
 2011 Take This Waltz (performer: "Stand Tall") / (writer: "Stand Tall")
 2010-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "These Eyes")
 2010 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Psychic Vortex (2010) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Five (2009) ... (writer: "American Woman" - uncredited)
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Stand Tall") / (writer: "Dancin' Fool", "Stand Tall")
 2008 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rage 'Ready for My Close Up' Special (2008) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "American Woman")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Los Picapiedra i Lady Di (2008) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2007 Superbad (writer: "These Eyes")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Van Hickey (2006) ... (writer: "No Sugar Tonight")
 2004-2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 10: Canadian Hits (2006) ... (writer: "American Woman")
- Top 5 Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "Timeless Love")
- Top 5 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "No Sugar Tonight", "Timeless Love", "American Woman", "My Own Way to Rock", "These Eyes")
- Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Share the Land")
 2006 Prison Break (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bluff (2006) ... (writer: "Share the Land" - uncredited)
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 11 - Filmmusikk (2006) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) (as Burton Lorne Cummings, "American Woman")
 2005/I Stay (writer: "These Eyes")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2005) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2004 The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada (Video documentary) (writer: "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon", "Rain Dance", "Glamour Boy", "These Eyes", "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature", "American Woman", "Albert Flasher", "Laughing", "No Time", "Share The Land", "Clap For The Wolfman", "Guns, Guns, Guns", "Sour Suite", "Talisman", "Heart Broken Bopper")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Grand Final (2004) ... (writer: "American Woman")
- Top 4 Performance Show: Rock Hits (2004) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2002 Serving Sara (writer: "American Woman")
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Detail (2002) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Albert Flasher")
 2000 Witchblade (TV Movie) (writer: "American Woman")
 1999 American Beauty (writer: "American Woman")
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (writer: "No Time")
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (writer: "American Woman")
 1998/I Last Night (writer: "Glamour Boy")
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie) (writer: "American Woman")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "American Woman")
 1995 Now and Then (writer: "These Eyes")
 1994 Due South (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diefenbaker's Day Off (1994) ... (writer: "American Woman")
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (writer: "Clap For The Wolfman" - uncredited)
 1982 Melanie (performer: "You Saved My Soul") / (writer: "You Saved My Soul")
 1979 California Dreaming (lyrics: "Keep It in the Family") / (music: "Keep It in the Family") / (performer: "Among the Yesterdays", "Keep It in the Family")
 1979 Voices ("Voices", "On a Stage", "Drunk as a Punk")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (writer: "Hand Me Down World")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Above the Ground" (2008) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The All-Starr Band

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Personal Quote:

[observation, 2015] Every year that goes by the songs become more special, and the lives of the people in the audience change. Life changes. So when I come back every year and sing those songs, it's like a time machine for people. And I don't shy away from the hit records. I'm not shoving a lot of new stuff down people's throats - not at this stage in my life. I know why they're coming to see us.... See more »


Spent ten years with The Guess Who, but left for a solo career in 1976. See more »

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