This Day in History: 2022-04-02

April 2
1938: Wes Dakus is born in Mannville, Alberta.

1946: Kurt Winter, guitarist for Brother and The Guess Who is born in Winnipeg.

1959: Chris Stiffler of Platinum Blonde is born in Toronto.

1971: The Poppy Family‘s “That’s Where I Went Wrong” peaks at #19 on the Billboard pop chart in the US.

1979: The Diodes begin a three-night run at Sulphur Springs Club in Cambridge, Ontario.

1980: Burton Cummings hosts the annual Juno Awards in Toronto, for the second straight year. He wins, and so do Trooper and Anne Murray – four of them.

1982: Doug & The Slugs‘ MUSIC FOR THE HARD OF THINKING album peaks at #22 on the Canadian chart, where it stays for another week.

1984: Corey Hart releases his debut album FIRST OFFENSE, and the first single, “Sunglasses At Night.”

1984: Headpins close out a two-night stand at the Hammersmith Odeon, opening for Whitesnake.

1984: Parachute Club releases the single “Sexual Intelligence.”

1988: Spoons release their VERTIGO TANGO album.

1994: Rush is in Madison, Wisconsin for a show at Dane County Coliseum.

1997: Joni Mitchell is reunited with her daughter Kilauren Gibb. Mitchell gave Kilauren up for adoption in 1965, when she was just starting her pop career.

2002: 54-40 releases RADIO LOVE SONGS, a greatest hits collection.

2006: The Junos are held in Halifax for the first time, hosted by Pamela Anderson. Critics quickly realize there were only two reasons for that … figure it out… Neil Young wins the award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for PRAIRIE WIND. Bryan Adams is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2007: Billy Talent release the single, “Surrender.”

2008: Theory of a Deadman release their third album, SCARS AND SOUVENIRS.

2010: The Perms release their new single and video for “Running Away.”

2012: Charlie Major releases the single, “My Lover Now.”

2014: Matt Epp releases his new album, LUMA.

2016: At the Royal Canadian Legion in Oshawa, Ontario, it’s a tribute to Mike Star, regarded as one of the country’s most influential underground music promoters. The show also serves as a scholarship fundraiser.

2016: The Steadies release their LOVE REVOLUTION album.