This Day in History: 2022-03-21

March 21
1940: Gary Buck is born in Thessalon, Ontario.

1966: The Shays‘ “This Hour Has Seven Days” is released. It debuts at #67 on the RPM pop chart.

1971: The Guess Who‘s only US #1 single “American Woman” enters Billboard’s charts

1973: Jerry & Joanne are in Montreal to open for George Jones and Tammy Wynette at the Place des Artes.

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

1979: Gino Vannelli is in Detroit for a show at Cobo Hall.

1979: Burton Cummings hosts the Juno Awards for the first of four times. Among the winners are Rush, Anne Murray, Claudja Barry, and Gino Vannelli.

1981: Photograph end a three-night run in Ottawa at Barrymore’s Music Hall.

1981: Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is born in Ajax, Ontario.

1987: The Arrows release the single, “Talk Talk.”

1987: This is officially proclaimed ” The Esquires Day” in Ottawa by city council.

1990: Pat Travers is in Port Coquitlam, BC for a show at Frisco’s.

1991: Kate & Anna McGarrigle release their SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR album.

1993: Celine Dion hosts the Juno Awards in Toronto for the only time. She takes home single of the year for “Beauty and the Beast” and top female artist.

Tragically Hip win again for entertainer of the year, not to be confused with group of the year, won by Barenaked Ladies. Anne Murray is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Mitsou‘s HEAD WEST album was initially nominated in the top French album category, but was disqualified when someone noticed it had less than 4/5 French lyrics.

1994: Neil Young‘s Grammy-nominated “Philadelphia,” from the AIDS-themed movie of the same name, loses to Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” (also on the soundtrack), for Best Song from a Motion Picture.

1996: Gerald Robitaille of Jerry & Joanne succumbs to cancer at the age of 54.

1999: Rik Emmett releases his RAW QUARTET album.

2000: 300 people spend their hard earned money on the premier of Alanis Morissette‘s off-Broadway play, “The Vagina Monologues.” Many demand their money back.

2000: Jann Arden releases her BLOOD RED CHERRY album.

2000: Our Lady Peace releases the single “Thief.”

2007: The day is proclaimed ” Nelly Furtado Day” in her hometown of Victoria, BC.

2008: Nickelback is at Mountain View Studios in Abbotsford, BC recording what would become their DARK HORSE album later that year.

2009: Leonard Cohen releases the album/DVD LIVE IN LONDON.

2011: Bryan Adams receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In attendance is Wayne Gretzky.

2012: Hedley is in Edmonton at Rexall Place.

2012: I Mother Earth release the single, “We Got The Love.”