This Day in History: 2022-04-11



April 12

1944:
John Kay, vocalist and prime mover behind
Steppenwolf, is born in Tilsit, Prussia, as Joachim Krauledat.

1945:
Doug Riley is born in Toronto.

1954:
Pat Travers is born in Toronto.

1962: Rob Baker, guitarist for
Tragically Hip is born in Kingston, Ont.

1966: Bob Dylan and
The Band appear in Sydney, Australia, the first of seven shows in Australia during a four
month long world tour.

1968:
Sugar and Spice are in Moose Jaw, Sask for a show at Temple Gardens.

1971:
Steppenwolf sees their first ‘best of’ collection, STEPPENWOLF GOLD,
certified gold.

1972:
April Wine release ON RECORD, and its first single, "Could’ve Been A
Lady."

1981:
Rush is in Fort Worth, Texas for a show at Tarrant County Convention Centre.

1984:
Rush releases GRACE UNDER PRESSURE.

1985:
Triumph is in Quebec City for a show at Le Colisee.

1988:
Loverboy opens for Def Leppard at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1997:
Mad Bomber Society is at home in Edmonton for a show at Rebar.

1999: "Love Song" becomes Sky’s only entry in RPM singles top 10 chart. It makes #1 for two
weeks.

1999:
Killjoys release the live album, ONENIGHT AND A MORNINGAFTER.

2005:
Triumph re-releases the original version of the ROCK & ROLL MACHINE album,
PROGRESSIONS OF POWER and SPORT OF KINGS on CD in the US through TML Entertainment.

2008:
Sheepdogs release their sophomore album, SHEEPDOGS’ BIG STAND.

2011:
Jimmy Rankin releases his FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD album.

2012:
Buffy Sainte-Marie plays to a packed house at Chicago Theatre.

2017: The Edmonton Oilers skate on to the ice for their first playoff run in 11 years, to
Tupelo Honey‘s "Can’t Stop."

2019:
Punch Drunk Cabaret, The House of Hush Burlesque, and The Swingin’
Seeds of Sin are in Edmonton for a show at The Station on Jasper.