This Day in History: 2022-03-17

March 17
1970: Randy Bachman is in MCA’s Chicago studios to record what would become his AXE album later that year.

1973: Anne Murray tops the RPM chart with “Danny’s Song,” starting a two-week run.

1973: Edward Bear are on American Bandstand, pretending to sing “Last Song.”

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

1976: It’s night three of four for Rush at the Starwood in Hollywood, California.

1983: Killer Dwarfs release their self-titled debut album.

1986: Eight Seconds is at Farmyard Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, recording their ALMACANTAR album.

1989: Red Rider is live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra the first of two nights. The shows become the live SYMPHONY SESSIONS album later that year.

1989: Pursuit of Happiness are in Savannah, Georgia for a show at The 1994: Our Lady Peace release the single, “Starseed.”

1995: Steppenwolf release their LIVE AT 25 album.

1996: Kim Stockwood releases her debut album, BONAVISTA.

2008: Bryan Adams releases his eleventh studio album, entitled oddly enough, 11.

2009: Sum 41 release the greatest hits package, ALL THE GOOD SHIT, which was released four months earlier in Japan under a different title.

2010: Denny Doherty‘s 1975 album WAITING FOR A SONG is re-released on CD.

2012: Hey Romeo is in Moncton, NB for a show at the Capitol Theatre. Joining them onstage for a couple of songs is Gord Bamford, Darren Grusnowsky and Rob Shapiro’s old boss.

2012: Mary Vingoe’s production of The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum closes at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, and features Rawlins Cross‘ “MacPherson’s Lament.”

2014: Kevin Drew releases his second album, DARLINGS.

2015: Reggae star Exco Levi releases his album, COUNTRY MAN.

2015: Jesso Tobias Jr releases his debut solo album, GOON.

2016: Moxy release the best of album, 40 YEARS AND STILL RIDING HIGH.

2016: Punch Drunk Cabaret is in Edmonton for a show at On The Rocks.

2017: The Sheepdogs perform at the Stanley Cup 125th Tribute Concert in Ottawa.

2018: Road Hammers release the new single and video, “All Your Favourite Bands.”

2019: Sarah McClauchlan is hosting the Juno Awards ceremony in London, Ontario. She also performs, with Whitehors in the band. Shawn Mendes takes home five door stops, and Corey Hart is inducted in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.