This Day in History: 2022-03-15

March 15
1952: Wilf Carter enters Billboard’s country chart at #75 with “Goodbye Maria, I’m Off To Korea.”

1965: Ronnie Hawkins‘ “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #8.

1969: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #16 with “The Name of the Game Was Love.”

1975: During a performance in Dallas, tenor John Vickers interrupts his solo when he turns to an audience member and shouts, “Shut up with your damned coughing!”

1975: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what what become the STRANGE UNIVERSE album.

1976: Rush open a four-night stand in Hollywood, California at the Starwood.

1976: BTO is in London, England for a show at The Hammersmith.

1978: Unable to get the big companies to promote them, Wanka and Night Hawks start their own tour, dubbed the “Let Them Eat Cake” tour. It kicks off at the German Canadian Club in Toronto.

1985: Exciter opens for Accept at the Hammersmith Odeon during their UK tour.

1988: Tower Bridge is at QCTV Edmonton’s studio for an interview. The video to “Into Your Heart” is also played.

1994: Big Sugar is in Edmonton for a show at People’s Pub.

1995: Tineta releases her sophomore album, DRAWN TO THE FIRE.

1996: Robbie Robertson releases his LIVE IN ITALY album.

2007: Nickelback release the single, “Side of a Bullet.”

2011: Kim Stockwood releases her BACK TO THE WATER album.

2010: Former Junkhouse guitarist Dan Achen dies of a heart attack while playing hockey.

2011: Mother Mother release their EUREKEA album.

2013: Streetheart is in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2017: Ben Kaplan & The Casual Smokers are in Vancouver for a show at the Sugar Nightclub.

2017: Amanda Bentley releases her latest single and video, a cover of Nick Gilder’s “The Warrior.”

2017: Al Harlow of Seeds of Time and Prism fame releases his first ever solo single, “Let It Go.”

2018: Colin James is in Mission, BC for a show at Clark Theatre.

2018: Randy Bachman is in Victoria, BC for a show at Royal Theatre.

2019: Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd open for the Streetheart tribute show outside Edmonton at River Cree Resort & Casino.

2019: In honour of World Contact Day Terry Draper of Klaatu fame releases the album, IN MY GARDEN.

2019: Artist Al Hattie unveils his Gord Downie tribute sculpture in Halifax City Hall in the Legacy Room – the first room in a Canadian municipal building dedicated to stimulating the conversation of reconcilliation. It’s created from recycled materials, and is a product of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.

2019: News breaks that Burton Cummings has been complaining to police and even petitioned Moose Jaw, Sask council to have bylaws changed to force a dance studio next to his home stop playing its music so loud. The studio eventually moves after receiving an anonymous donation.

2019: Headstones release their new single and video – a cover of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”