This Day in History: 2022-03-27

March 27
1962: Jann Arden is born in Calgary.

1965: Hank Snow peaks at #7 on Billboard’s country chart the second of two weeks with “Wishing Well.”

1971: Poppy Family begin a two week run at #100 on Billboard’s chart with “I Was Wondering.”

1975: Rush is at the Ice Arena in Kenosha, Wisconsin, opening for Thin Lizzy and KISS.

1977: Thor releases his KEEP THE DOGS AWAY album.

1978: The B-Girls are at home in Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe.

1980: Pat Travers releases the single, “Snortin’ Whiskey.”

1982: The Terry Crawford Band are at Barrymore’s in Ottawa for the second of a three-night run.

1982: It does nothing to disspell the stereotypes, but Americans get us when Bob & Doug McKenzie peak at #16 on Billboard’s chart for the only time with “Take Off.”

1983: Blue Peter is in Toronto for a show at BJ Cuddles.

1984: Bryan Adams is in Little Mountain Sound Studio in Vancouver, working on the upcoming RECKLESS album.

1987: Claudja Barry releases the single, “Down and Counting.”

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

1997: Alannah Myles releases her A RIVAL album.

2001: EARTH SKY AND EVERYTHING – a compilation album that I Mother Earth objected to, is still released by EMI.

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: Bill Bourne releases his BOON TANG album.

2007: Mobile Fidelity reissues Cowboy Junkies‘ 1986 debut album WHITES OFF EARTH NOW.

2011: Neil Young wins his first artist of the year Juno. He quips, “What year is this?”

2018: Matthew Good opens for Our Lady Peace at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, but collapses onstage three songs into the show and is taken to hospital. It’s later reported he was suffering from pneumonia and he recovers.

2019: Colin James is in Calgary for a show at the Jubilee Auditorium.