This Day in History: 2022-03-03

March 3
1958: Frank Wilks is born in Toronto.

1966: Buffalo Springfield is officially formed at a Los Angeles party. It includes Canadians Neil Young, Dewey Martin, and Bruce Palmer, and together they’d release three albums and enjoy several hits, including “Ohio,” “For What It’s Worth,” and “Mr Soul.”

1967: Ian & Sylvia enter the Canadian pop chart for the first time with “Lovin’ Kind” at #92.

1967: The Guess Who enters the Canadian top 100 at #66 with “His Girl.”

1968: Paupers are in Toronto, ending a four night run at The Flick.

1969: The Guess Who tops the Canadian pop chart with “These Eyes.”

1971: Smyle is at #23 on the Canadian pop chart with “Glory Glory.”

1971: Rush experiments with a second guitarist, Mitch Bossi, during their show at the Genosha Hotel in Oshawa, Ont.

1972: Frank Mills’ “Love Me Love Me Love” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart, ending a two-week run.

1973: Edward Bear peak at #3 on Billboard with “Last Song.”

1973: The Guess Who peaks at #20 on the Canadian top 20 with “Follow Your Daughter Home.”

1979: April Wine releases their FIRST GLANCE album.

1979: Neil Young peaks at #61 on Billboard’s chart with his cover of Ian Tyson‘s “Four Strong Winds.”

1979: The Blues Brothers, which is mostly Canadian, enter the American chart with their cover of “Rubber Biscuit.”

1981: Goddo is in Ottawa for a show at Barrymore’s Music Hall. Opening is Butler, who are in the middle of a three night run at the club.

1981: Saga are in Dortmund, Germany for a show at Colossal that’s taped for TV broadcast.

1984: It’s the last time for April Wine on Billboard’s chart, with “This Could Be The Right One” peaking at #58.

1991: The Juno Awards are held in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Of course The Tragically Hip and Celine Dion win their categories. Colin James wins male vocalist of the year and “Just Came Back” takes home the single of the year award. George Fox and Prairie Oyster take home the hardware for the country section, and Bourne & MacLeod win for best roots album, for DANCE AND CELEBRATE. Leonard Cohen is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

1997: Big Sugar‘s “If I Had My Way” reaches #11 on the Canadian alternative chart.

1999: Neil Young is in Vancouver for a show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to close out a two night stand.

2006: Cranston Foundation, Faber, MXPX, and Hedley are in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at the Exhibition Grounds.

2007: Arcade Fire release their NEON BIBLE album.

2012: Goddo is in Niagara Falls for a show at the Niagara Music Expo.

2013: Dahlia Wakefield is home in Edmonton, singing the national anthem during the third day of the Brier at Rexall Place.

2015: Joel Plaskett releases his album, THE PARK AVENUE SOBRIETY TEST.

2016: The Trews are in Oakville, Ontario for a show at the Centre For The Performing Arts.

2016: Matthew Hornell and Andrew Sneddon are in Pierceland, Saskatchewan for a Home Routes Tour show at Maguire’s Bridge.

2016: Ernie Dufour releases the single, “Never Wanna Come Down.”

2017: The Tea Party are in Toronto for the first of a two-night stand at the Danforth Music Hall.

2017: It’s night one of a two-night run for Lex Justice, who comes home to Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at Beantrees Cafe.

2017: Roadhammers release their new single, “Crazy About You.”

2017: Gino Vannelli is on stage at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.

2017: Danko Jones releases his new album, WILD CAT.