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Hugh Hagood Hardy, CM (February 26, 1937 – January 1, 1997) was a Canadian composer, pianist, and vibraphonist. He is best known for the 1975 single, "The Homecoming", (US #41 pop, #6 easy listening) originally created as music to a 1972 TV commercial for Salada tea, and for his soundtrack to the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea films.

Born in Angola, Indiana, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. In the 1960s he played vibraphone in the bands of Martin Denny, Gigi Gryce, Herbie Mann and George Shearing.

In 1992, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

In the 1995 provincial election he was the candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in the riding of York South and faced local MPP and Premier of Ontario Bob Rae. The Ontario Liberals faltered in the election, and Hardy lost to Rae.

Hagood's mother was an American citizen, thus Hagood's birth in the United States. His great-uncle was Arthur Sturgis Hardy, Liberal politician who served as Ontario's fourth premier from 1896 to 1899.



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