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Marc Jordan (born 1947), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, session musician, and actor. Covering a wide variety of genres, he has written songs for a number of well-known artists, including Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bette Midler, and Josh Groban. He was named best producer with Steven MacKinnon at the Juno Awards in 1994 for "Waiting For A Miracle" from Reckless Valentine.
Born in BrooklynNew York, the son of Canadian singer Charles Jordan, Marc grew up in a musical household in Toronto after his father returned to Canada. He studied film at Brock University, but soon turned to music, first coming to public attention as a guitarist for Bobby Vee.
With the Canadian division of CBS Records, Jordan released some singles in 1974, which included titles including "It's a Fine Line", "New York Kids", "Original Sin"). They were not very successful themselves, but they impressed American music producer Gary Katz, and in 1977 Jordan reached a U.S. deal with Warner Bros. Records. This period with Warner spawned the Canadian hit songs "Marina del Rey" and "Survival" from the record Mannequin; a second record produced by Jay Graydon and called Blue Desert was released 1980. This recording is a classic of the West Coast Sound of the period.
In the 1980s, Jordan was signed to RCA for two records. Paul De Villiers produced the first, Talking Through Pictures, and Kim Bullard the second, called C.O.W.. In 1988 Jordan sang and co-wrote the theme song to the hit Australian movie Boulevard of Broken Dreams which was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Film. In 1993, Jordan was signed to EMI/Blue Note. His albums Reckless Valentine, Cool Jam Black Earth, This Is How Men Cry, and Make Believe Ballroom were much more jazz-oriented. Many of his older recordings have also been re-released.
In 1994, Jordan won a Juno Award for "Producer of the Year" (along with co-producer Steven MacKinnon) for "Waiting for a Miracle" from his Reckless Valentine album.
Currently, he performs with Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church and Ian Thomas in the group Lunch At Allen's. He is married to fellow singer-songwriter Amy Sky. They live in Toronto and have a cottage in the Muskokas with their two children, Ezra and Zoe. Jordan and Sky are both national UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors for Canada.
He made his acting debut in Michael McGowan's 2010 sports musical Score: A Hockey Musical, where he plays Edgar Gordon, a pacifist father who along with his wife (Olivia Newton-John) have a 17-year-old son who has a talent for hockey.
1978 - Mannequin
1979 - Blue Desert
1980 - Live at El Mocambo
1983 - A H*** in the Wall
1987 - Talking Through Pictures
1990 - C.O.W. (Conserve Our World)
1993 - Reckless Valentine
1996 - Cool Jam Black Earth
1999 - Marc Jordan Live Now and Then
1999 - This Is How Men Cry
2002 - Living in Marina del Ray and Other Stories
2004 - Make Believe Ballroom
2009 - Norm Amadio and Friends
2010 - Crucifix In Dreamland