This Day in History: 2022-04-11
1928: Jazz sax great Fraser MacPherson is born as John Fraser MacPherson in St. Boniface, Manitoba.
1934: Classical saxophonist Paul Brodie is born in Montreal.
1941: Baritone Joseph Saucier, thought to be the first French-Canadian musician to have made recordings, dies in Montreal at the age of 72.
1946: Ken Hollis of Copperpenny is born in Kitchener, Ont.
1958: The Diamonds are on the bill in London, Ontario when Allan Freed’s Big Beat Show comes to the local arena.
1963: Jackie Shane peaks at #2 on the CHUM chart with “Any Other Way.”
1964: Glen Gould gives his final performance in LA.
1965: Bobby Curtola peaks at #3 on the Canadian chart with “Mean Woman Blues.”
1968: Travis Good of The Sadies and The Good Brothers is born in Richmond Hill, Ont.
1971: Steppenwolf see their cover of Hoy Axton’s “Snowbilnd Friend” peak at #60 on Billboard’s chart.
1971: The Bells‘ “Stay Awhile” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart, where it stays for two weeks.
1973: Skylark begin a five day stand at the Troubadour in LA.
1982: Rush is in Lakeland, Florida for the first of a two-night stand at the Civic Centre.
1985: Triumph is in Ottawa for a show at the Civic Centre.
1989: Alannah Myles releases her first single, “Love Is” in the US.
1990: David Wilcox is in Edmonton for the second of a two night stand at The Metro.
1995: George Fox‘s “What’s Holding Me” tops Canada’s country singles chart.
1996: Celine Dion is the first performer to play Montreal’s Molson Centre.
1996: Big Sugar is in Edmonton for the second of two nights at Peoples Pub.
2001: Nelly Furtado‘s “I’m Like a Bird” begins an 11-week run as Canada’s #1 single.
2006: Roy Forbes launches his revised radio career with the CKUA syndicated program “Snap Crackle Pop.”
2015: Valdy is in New Zealand for a show with Graham Wardrop at the Bent Horseshoe in Tokomaru.
2017: Steve Strongman releases his new single and video, “No Time Like Now.”