"Because I can still sing I think that's the time to stop, when you can
still do it."
Anne Murray, Zoomer Magazine, November 2009
TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - In the November issue of Zoomer magazine - Canada's authority on everything important to the 45+ demographic - iconic songstress Anne Murray discusses her life, family and decision to retire from the music business after a remarkable 40-year career. Available on newsstands across Canada starting on October 26, Zoomer features cover photography of Murray by Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams.
In an interview by award-winning journalist David Livingstone, Murray exclusively tells Zoomer, "Because I can still sing I think that's the time to stop, when you can still do it. Otherwise you end up with people feeling sorry for you. There are many of my peers who are shadows of their former selves. I see it and think it's unfortunate."
Livingstone also discusses Murray's appeal and "enigmatic blend of candour and restraint," which legendary rock writer Lester Bangs ascribed to the "scientific application of that time-honoured and almost forgotten erotic technique - the holdout," in Creem magazine in 1973.
Murray appears in Zoomer upon the publication of her autobiography, All of Me, which hits bookstores on October 27 and is published by Knopf Canada. In the revealing book, the singer tells the story of her astonishing career - from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage with her first gold record in 1970 and her subsequent string of top-selling hits. The book will be supported by a 14-city book tour, which will take Murray from Vancouver to Moncton, including an appearance at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. Murray has enjoyed an unparalleled career selling 54 million records and putting more than 30 pop, 50 country and 40 adult contemporary songs on the Billboard charts. She has also earned four Grammy Awards, 24 Juno Awards, three American Music Awards, and three CMA Awards.
An excerpt from Murray's autobiography is available online at the Zoomer magazine website at http://zoomermag.com/anne_murray/. For a full list of Anne Murray's book tour dates, please visit http://www.annemurray.com.
Also in the November issue of Zoomer:
- Journalist and anchorman Peter Mansbridge talks to deputy editor Kim
Izzo about the evolution and migration of CBC's The National to new
digital platforms as well as his recently published book, One on One,
which features his favorite interview moments of the past 10 years.
In an exclusive excerpt from the book in Zoomer, Mansbridge recalls
interviewing US President Barack Obama, and how an embarrassing
wardrobe malfunction almost made the anchorman late.
- In time for Remembrance Day, celebrated humorist and author Arthur
Black ruminates on Canada's nebulous relationship with the concept of
heroes and icons in his column "Sgt. Gander: A True Canadian Hero."
Zoomer is Canada's lifestyle magazine for men and women 45+. Each month, credible and engaging editors and contributors reflect on current issues and lifestyle trends, from health, beauty and fashion to travel, money, food and fitness, creating a focal point for the lives and opinions of the underserved 45+ demographic. It's about living well, experiencing the best that life has to offer and celebrating age for all the riches it bestows.
Created by media visionary Moses Znaimer, Zoomer is helmed by publishing and style icon Suzanne Boyd, who serves as editor-in-chief. Each issue of the magazine features cover photography from musician Bryan Adams. Zoomer magazine is published nine times per year and is available on newsstands nationally and by subscription. Visit Zoomer online at http://www.zoomermag.com.
/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/
SOURCE Zoomer Magazine
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