What was the reason Shirley Eikhard died? A Canadian songwriter who won a Grammy has died at the age of 67. Something sad is happening on the internet, and it has to do with the Canadian music industry. Shirley Eikhard was one of the best-known singers and songwriters from Canada. FOLLOW FOR MORE UPDATES newsyorbits.com
She was known for writing songs like “Something to Talk About,” which Bonnie Raitt sang. Shirley Rose Eikhard was her full name. Her fans are posting about her and sending condolences to her family because she has died and is no longer with us. FOLLOW FOR MORE UPDATES TWITTER
R.I.P Shirley Eikhard
Shirley was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, on November 7, 1955, and she grew up there with her parents. Cecil Eikhard, a bassist, was her mother, and June Eikhard was her father. She started out in the music business when she was very young. In 1969, when she played her first show,
she was only 13 years old. She played at the Mariposa Folk Festival with Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia, and Bruce Cockburn after her audition went well. After this, it took another two years before Capitol Records heard about her and her growing popularity. They signed her to the label in 1972, and that same year, they put out her first album, Shirley Eikhard.
After her album came out when she was 17, she became very popular, which led to her winning two Juno Awards in a row, the Juno Awards of 1973 and 1974. Then she stopped making music for three years. When she came back, she had three amazing new albums: Child of the Present, Let Me Down Easy, and Horizons for Attic Records. In the 1980s, she started singing in clubs, even though she was afraid of the stage and had trouble with her voice. Because she was allergic to cigarette smoke, the doctor told her not to sing in
clubs. By 1987, she had moved up in her career, was working for WEA Records, and had made an album called “Taking Charge.” In 1989, she wrote songs for Rita Coolidge and Alannah Myles, among others.
In 1985, Anne Murry wanted to record “Something to Talk About” by Eikhard, but the song was turned down by her record company. Even though the song wasn’t on Murray’s album, Bonnie Raitt released a version of it as the first single from her album “Luck of the Draw” in 1991. In the 1990s, the song was played on the radio a lot, and in 1991, Raitt won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Also that year, she won a second Grammy.
“Something to Talk About” got Eikhard a nomination for Songwriter of the Year at the 1992 Juno Awards and the SOCAN Classics Awards in Canada. But Shirley Eikhard died on December 15, 2022, in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, from cancer. She was 67 years old. Social media is full of tributes and messages of sorrow from her fans.