This Day in History: 2022-04-05

April 5
1939: Jazz drummer Jerry Fuller is born in Calgary.

1942: ‘The Canadian Army Show,’ a live weekly music revue that kickstarted Wayne & Shuster’s career debuts at Toronto’s Victoria Theatre.

1963: The Oscar Peterson Trio release the AFFINITY album.

1966: Buffalo Springfield make their live debut at the Hollywood A Go Go.

1968: Buffalo Springfield is supposed to play in Nashville at the Municipal Auditorium, opening for Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Beach Boys. The show is cancelled when Martin Luther King is assassinated.

1974: The Guess Who host a celebrity tennis tournament in Toronto to benefit The Ballet of Canada.

1975: Along with The Switch, Winters Green are in Kamloops, BC, opening for The Northwest Company at the Memorial Centre for an advertised 4 1/2 hour dance.

1975: Anne Murray peaks at #28 on Billboard’s country chart with “Uproar.”

1976: It’s the grand opening of Kings Head Pub in Toronto. On the bill is Wanka.

1977: Barde enter Make Productions’ studio in Ottawa to begin work on their self-titled debut album.

1983: Burton Cummings co-hosts the Juno Awards in Toronto. His fourth time as host is the most of anyone. Rough Trade‘s Carol Pope, Bryan Adams, Lydia Taylor, Kim Mitchell, and Loverboy are among the winners.

1985: “Heaven” by Bryan Adams is released as a single.

1986: Coney Hatch is in Toronto for a show at Nags Head North.

1986: Glass Tiger‘s “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” ends a two-week run atop the Canadian singles chart.

1991: Crash Test Dummies release their debut album, THE GHOSTS THAT HAUNT ME.

1994: Junkhouse is in Edmonton for a show at Peoples Pub.

2004: Susan Aglukark releases the BIG FEELING album.

2005: Blue Rodeo releases their ARE YOU READY album.

2010: Eugene Ripper releases PUNKS AND PUSHERS.

2012: Streetheart is in Winnipeg for a show at The Oak.

2013: Kingdoom has a party at the Pawn Shop in Edmonton for their self-titled debut album’s release.