This Day in History: 2022-04-03

April 3

1943: Richard Manuel, keyboardist for The Band, is born in Stratford, Ontario.

1947: James Leroy is born on a farm near Cornwall, Ontario.

1961: Paul Anka appears on CBS-TV’s “Make Room For Daddy.”

1961: The folk duo Malka and Joso make their onstage debut at Toronto’s Lord Simcoe Hotel.

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

1973: Anne Murray releases the half live, half studio album, DANNY’S SONG.

1976: Anne Murray peaks at #19 on Billboard’s country chart with “The Call.”

1979: The Diodes are in Cambridge, Ontario for the second of a three-night show at Sulphur Springs Club.

1980: Offenbach becomes the first Quebecois band to headline a show at The Montreal Forum. It later wins them a Felix Award for Show of the Year.

1982: Anne Murray peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #4 with “Another Sleepless Night.”

1982: Prism is on Solid Gold, lip-synching “Don’t Let Him Know.”

1987: Voivod release their KILLING TECHNOLOGY album.

1989: Alannah Myles releases her first single, “Love Is.”

2001: Crash Test Dummies release the album, I DON’T CARE THAT YOU DON’T MIND.

2001: Anvil released their tenth studio album, PLENTY OF POWER.

2005: Brent Butt hosts the Juno Awards, held for the first time in Winnipeg. The Tragically Hip are inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2008: Luke Doucet is in Edmonton for a show at Rexall Place, opening for Corb Lund.

2011: Crowbar is at the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton, Ontario.

2011: Richard Patterson, drummer for Three’s A Crowd, Canada Goose, and The Esquires, passes away at his home in Ottawa at the age of 68.

2015: Rough Trade is in Barrie, Ontario for a show at The Fox Lounge.

2016: Burton Cummings is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos in Calgary. Buffy Sainte-Marie wins for Aboriginal Recording of the Year, and Dean Brody wins Country Male Artist of the Year.

2016: Singer/songwriter Malcolm Tomlinson dies of natural causes at the age of 69.

2017: Bronwyn Rose releases her new single, “What’s Going On?” from the upcoming album, MOMENTUM.

2018: Myles Goodwyn releases the vinyl version of his solo album, MYLES GOODWYN AND FRIENDS OF THE BLUES. It has two less tracks than the CD version, released a month earlier.

2019: Jane Siberry is in Vancouver for a show at Wise Hall, along with Kele Fleming.

2020: Headpins and Honeymoon Suite are in Nanaimo, BC at Port Theatre for a fundraiser for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

2020: Maya Rae releases her new album, CAN YOU SEE ME?