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Remembering John Mann: Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the Spirit of the West singer

We celebrate the Canadian music icon's legacy with two of the people who knew him best: CBC host and musician Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers, and musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.
Spirit of the West singer John Mann was diagnosed with early onset Alzeimer's disease in his early 50s. (Lisa MacIntosh Photography)
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Canadian music icon John Mann, the frontman of the Canadian rock band Spirit of the West, has died at age 57. Since 2014, Mann had been dealing with the effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, which he spoke publicly about.

On today's show, we celebrated Mann's legacy with two of the people who knew him best: CBC host and musician Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers, and musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.

Download our podcast or click the 'Listen' link near the top of this page to hear the tribute to John Mann.

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