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HarperCollins will publish Cockburn's memoir in 2012.

Canadian rock 'n' roll giant Bruce Cockburn will give fans a close look at his four decades of music making in a memoir to be published by HarperCollins Canada in April 2012.

HarperCollins executive editor Jim Gifford bought the book from Cockburn's long-time manager, Bernie Finkelstein, on the premise that "his work is as relevant today as it was when he first started performing."

Cockburn said in a statement that it the idea of writing a memoir had "popped up now and then," and that it had "always seemed too soon," but that the project finally seems timely.

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The legendary performer has 30 albums to his name, most recently the studio album Life Short Call Now and the live album Slice O Life - Solo Live. He has won numerous awards, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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