March 17, 1949 in Manitoba
Dunrea, Manitoba, Canada
Daniel Lavoie (born March 17, 1949) is a French-Canadian singer and songwriter. Born in Dunrea, Manitoba, Canada, his mother was a musician and he learned to play piano at a young age. In 1967, Lavoie won a singer-songwriter competition for the Société Radio-Canada French language television program, Jeunesse oblige which gave him his first major publicity. The young franco-manitoban played and sang in English and French with two different groups but his singing career began to blossom following a 1970 tour in the province of Quebec.