Origin: New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
George Cook, "The Singing Miner", is Canada's most prolific song writer. He was also the first recording artist to hail from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia on January 8, 1918, he had a radio show on CJCB in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was songwriter of the year in 1985 and had his own George Cook Variety Show in Florida, USA.
George Cook is listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not (he wrote 60,000 songs in 4 years; 160 songs a day; 2178 songs a month). He is also in The Guinness Book of World Records - by the year 2000, he held the title as the world's most prolific songwriter at 198,396 songs. In total, he has wrote 17,485,000 words and counting.
He was awarded The Certificate of Merit, Men of Achievement; Citizen Award for Arts Contributions to the City of Brampton, Ontario in 1991.
George Cook also holds title for the worlds longest one breath yodel.
-with notes from Canadian Who's Who