This Day in History: 2022-03-25

March 25
1951: Doug & The Slugs‘ guitarist John Burton is born in Vancouver.

1966: Jeff Healey is born in Toronto as Norman Jeffrey Healey.

1967: Mercey Brothers have a pair of singles in Canada’s top 10 country chart – “Uncle Tom” at #10 and “Whistling on the River,” at #5.

1977: Oakley is in Richibucto, NB for the fourth of a five night run at The Bear’s Den.

1979: Gino Vannelli is in Indianapolis, Indiana for a show at Market Square Arena.

1980: Triumph release their PROGRESSIONS OF POWER album.

1991: The NylonsMarc Connors succumbs to AIDS at 41.

1994: Lee Aaron is at Metalworks Studio in Mississauga, Ontario, working on what would become her EMOTIONAL RAIN album.

1995: Tragically Hip are the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. They’re introduced by fellow Kingston homeboy Dan Ackroyd.

1997: Wide Mouth Mason release their self-titled second album.

2003: Coyote Records re-releases Connie Kaldor’s WOOD RIVER, OUT OF THE BLUE, and GENTLE OF HEART albums individually.

2007: Early country star Stu Davis dies peacefully of natural causes. He was 85.

2010: Faber Drive release the single, “You and I Tonight.”

2014: Tokyo Police Club release the album, FORCEFIELD.

2015: Colin James is in Victoria, BC for a show at the Royal Theatre.

2015: Marc Mysterio releases his cover of Crash Test Dummies‘ “Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm.”

2016: Lee Aaron releases her new single, the title track to her FIRE AND GASOLINE album.

2016: James Buddy Rogers releases his BY MY SIDE album.

2016: Mike Plume is in Edmonton for a show at Blues On Whyte.

2016: Will Black is in Toronto for a show at the Hideout.

2017: Tom Cochrane with Red Rider are in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall.

2018: At the Juno Awards ceremony in Vancouver, Arcade Fire’s EVERYTHING NOW wins Album of the Year, Shawn Mendes wins Single of the Year for “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” Gord Downie posthumously wins three awards, Dead South win for Traditional Roots Album for ILLUSION AND DOUBT, and Barenaked Ladies reunite with Steven Page for a performance and to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Geddy Lee does the honour.

2019: Offenbach bassist MIchel Lamothe dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 71 in his Sainte Hyacinthe, Quebec home.