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Toronto's Triumph heading for Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

Triumph, a Toronto-based hard-rock trio formed in 1975, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2007.

Triumph, a Toronto-based hard-rock trio formed in 1975, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2007.

Producer David Foster will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the same ceremony, scheduled for Canadian Music Week.

Triumph, whose hits included Never Surrender and Just One Night, was known forits hard-rock power chords and intricate light shows.

The members are guitarist/singer Rik Emmett, drummer/singer Gil Moore and bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine.

They first recorded with the independent Attic label andthen caught the eye of RCA, which re-released their second album, Rock & Roll Machine.

They continued to record throughout the 1980s with Progressions of Power (1980), Allied Forces (1981), Thunder Seven (1984), Stages (1985), The Sport of Kings (1986) and Surveillance (1987).

Emmett left for a solo career in 1988 and the group continued with a new guitarist, finally splitting up in1993. Another album, Classics, was issued in 1989 after Emmett left.

Moore is the owner of Metalworks Studios, based in Mississauga, Ont., and continues in the production end of the music business.

Levine is pursuing internet-based business interests related to the entertainment field.

Triumph will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame on March 10 in Toronto during the Canadian Radio Music Awards.