EDMONTON -- Barry Allen, an award-winning musician from Edmonton has died.

In recent years, Allen spent much of his time producing music for local artists, but he rose to fame in the 1960's as a performer himself with a best-selling album and a number-one single.

He also won a number of Maple Awards, which later became known as the Junos.

Allen revealed that he had overcome a battle with cancer.

Barry Allen was 74.