Jazz great Charles R. "Bucky" Adams died July 13, 2012 in Halifax, where he was born 75 years previous. Bucky played the saxophone with his bands "The Rockin' Rebels," "Club Unusual," "The Basin St. Trio," and "Generations." Bucky was asked to perform at many significant events, including Royal Visits, Atlantic Jazz Festivals, and visiting performances of B.B. King, Dizzie Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie.
Starting in the 1990s, Bucky performed at the Northwood Senior Manor on Wednesday nights, as well as at various special concerts around the city. He was active in the East Coast and African Nova Scotian music scenes, and received numerous awards. (Biography sourced from Bucky Adams On-line.)