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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Joseph Nabess (1946-2014)

Musician.

Born at Thicket Portage on 11 June 1946, son of Marie and Patrice Nabess, he moved to The Pas at the age of 16 where he and his brother began performing together. The brothers moved to Winnipeg in 1963 and formed “The Midnight Angels.” Their single I’m Sufferin’ paved the way for a new group “Three Penny Opera.” The group lasted until 1992 and performed all over North America and Europe. He died at Winnipeg on 6 May 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2014.

Groundbreaking aboriginal musician Charles Nabess dies,” CBCNews, 8 May 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2014

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