This Day in History: 2022-04-11

April 10
1911: Victor Lombardo, the youngest of the musical family, is born in London, Ontario.

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.

1994: Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth are in Edmonton for a show at the Renford Inn on Whyte.

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.”