This Day in History: 2022-03-18

March 18
1967: Gordon Lightfoot‘s LIGHTFOOT is the top Canadian album of the week on the Canadian charts, hanging on to #11.

1967: It’s the last week in the Canadian country top 10 for “Loving Day” by Johnny Burke. It’s been on the chart for over three months.

1967: Bobby Curtola enters the Canadian pop chart at #74 with “Give Me A Reason To Stay.”

1967: Paupers are at home in Toronto for a show at Boris’ Red Gas Room.

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

1971: The Band begin their first European tour in Rotterdam, Holland.

1972: Neil Young tops Billboard’s chart with “Heart of Gold,” his only solo single to ever go top 30 in the US.

1973: Neil Young is in Vancouver for a show at the Pacific Coliseum.

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

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

1977: Mahogany Rush release their WORLD ANTHEM album.

1978: Dan Hill tops Canada’s chart with Sometimes When We Touch.”

1978: Anne Murray peaks at #4 on Billboard’s country chart with “Walk Right Back.”

1978: Mahogany Rush appear at the California Jam II festival in Ontario, California.

1985: Ronald Mayer is hired as Killer Dwarfs‘ bassist, a gig that lasts 13 years.

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 second of two nights. The shows become the live SYMPHONY SESSIONS album later that year.

1990: Rick Moranis of SCTV fame hosts the Juno Awards in Toronto for the first time. Winners include Jeff Healey, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, and Blue Rodeo.

1990: Alannah Myles‘ tribute to Elvis, “Black Velvet,” tops the Billboard chart.

2005: David Clayton-Thomas releases the AURORA album.

2006: Johnny Bagpipes Johnson opens for

The Fables in Cold Lake, Alberta during the Lobster Bash at Exhibition Park.

2013: Helix is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as part of the Monsters of Rock Cruise.

2014: The Olympic Symphonium release their CHANCE TO FATE album.

2015: Bedouin Soundclash‘s Jay Malinowski releases his first book, entitled “Skulls & Bones” – loosely based on his ancestors’ life on the seas.

2016: Exciter headlines a show with Piledriver and Goat Horn at Foufournes Electriques in Montreal.

2016: Rough Trade is in Toronto for a show at The Phoenix.

2017: Klyer Schogen releases his new album, MOMENT IN TIME.

2019: If you uploaded your songs to MySpace between 2003 to 2015 you’re screwed, as it’s admitted they’ve lost all nearly 50 million songs.