This Day in History: 2022-04-06


April 6
1929: 1950s Broadway star singer Guylaine Guy is born in Montreal.

1944: Chuck Beal, guitarist for The Paupers is born in Scarborough, Ontario.

1955: Greg Gunhold of Qwest and Gunn is born in Calgary.

1959: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart the second of two weeks at #19 with “Doggone That Train.”

1964: Tommy Floyd of Pretty Boy Floyd is born in Vancouver.

1975: April Wine releases the STAND BACK album.

1978: Toronto open for Chilliwack at Massey Hall in Toronto.

1982: The Hunt release their album, THRILL OF THE KILL.

1978: The B-Girls are at home in Toronto for a two-night stint at The Edge.

1983: Lee Aaron is at The Chance in Poughkeepskie, NY.

1992: Kim Mitchell releases his AURAL FIXATIONS album.

1994: I Mother Earth and Headstones are at Peoples Pub in Edmonton.

1998: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” tops the Canadian singles chart for the last of a six-week run.

1999: Big Sugar release their HEATED album in the US, which included “Diggin’ A Hole” from the previous LP, not released Stateside.

2003: Shania Twain wins three Junos, including Artist of the Year. She also hosts the ceremonies in Ottawa, held there for the first time. Avril Lavigne walks away with four Junos, including New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for LET GO. Someone in the crowd yells out, “FIXED!”

2008: The Juno Awards are held in Calgary, where Feist wins five awards and Triumph is inducted in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2010: Gord Bamford releases his DAY JOB album.

2011: Sum 41‘s new album, SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER is released in Japan.

2011: Singer/songwriter John Bottomley commits suicide at age 50.

2013: Ritchie Oakley, a staple on the Maritimes music scene for decades and leader of Oakley, dies from complications from diabetes.

2018: Little Caesar & The Consuls host a Spring Reunion Dance in Oshawa at the Jubilee Pavilion.

2018: Fraser Loveman, frontman for the British Modbeats, then The Village Stop dies at the age of 71 from complications from influenza and pneumonia.

2018: Atlanta Jane opens for The Young Novelists at the Grand Parlour Theatre in Cold Lake, Alberta.

2019: Blushing Brides are in Toronto for a show at Senecal Theatre.

2019: Teaze reunites for a show at the Walkerville Theatre in Windsor, Ontario.

2019: The Un-Teens are in Hamilton at This Ain’t Hollywood for a release party for their new album, ROCK ‘N ROLL BOY.