This Day in History: 2022-03-16

March 16
1947: Blind Ravage guitarist Jean Charbonneau is born in Riguad, Quebec.

1958: Queen City Kids axeman Kevin Fyhn is born in Regina.

1968: Tom Northcott makes his only appearance on Billboard’s singles chart, peaking at #88 with “1941.”

1969: Steppenwolf release their AT YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY album.

1970: Randy Bachman is in MCA’s Chicago studios to record what would become his AXE album later that year.

1973: April Wine release their ELECTRIC JEWELS album.

1973: Ken Tobias peaks at #9 on the Canadian pop chart with “I Just Want To Make Music.”

1973: Paul Anka hosts the TV show, “The Midnight Special.”

1974: Rush is in Toronto for a week-long gig at the Pickadilly Tube.

1974: Anne Murray’s “A Love Song” is atop Canada’s singles chart.

1976: Rush plays the second of four nights at the Starwood in Hollywood, California.

1978: The movie California Dreaming is finally released after six months of delays for one reason or another. It contains Burton Cummings‘ new song “Keep It In The Family” as part of the soundtrack.

1981: Pat Travers is in Vancouver for a show at the Coliseum Concert Bowl, opening for Rainbow.

1983: Anvil release their FORGED IN FIRE album.

1985: Triumph sees their single, “Follow Your Heart” peak at #88 on the Billboard singles chart. They also happen to be on stage that night in Vancouver, at the Pacific Coliseum.

1986: Carson Cole releases his MAINSTREET album.

1990: Eight Seconds release their last single, “Tell Diane,” which fails to crack Canada’s top 100.

1991: Alias peaks on Billboard’s chart at #13 with “Waiting For Love.”

1998: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” tops the Canadian singles chart for the third of six weeks.

2001: Triumph‘s compilation, CLASSICS, is certified platinum in Canada.

2005: Nickelback is in Abbotsford, BC for some studio time at Mountain View Studios. The sessions become part of the ALL THE RIGHT REASONS album later that year.

2007: Shanneyganock are in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at Exhibition Park.

2010: Crash Kharma release their debut self-titled album.

2016: Julio Biafore releases his new single and video, “Skullrocker.”

2018: Randy Bachman releases his ode to George Harrison album, BY GEORGE – BY BACHMAN.

2018: Heidi Munro & The Real Groovy Band are in Regina for a show at Le Bistro.

2018: The Orange Kyte release their sophomore album, AND THE ORANGE KYTE SAYS YES…

2019: Barra MacNeils are in Sherwood Park, Alberta for a show at Festival Place.

2019: Shanneyganock are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.