This Day in History: 2022-04-13


April 13
1908: Bob Nolan, a member of Roy Rogers’ Sons of the Pioneers is born in Winnipeg. He’s most famous for writing “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water.”

1959: Ronnie Hawkins releases the single “Forty Days.”

1968: Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame is born in Freeport, Bahamas, as Sebastian Philip Bierk. His family would move to Toronto while he was a child.

1973: Lisle‘s “Shelly Made Me Smile” (which was actually the b-side, peaks at #37 on the Canadian pop chart, and #28 on the adult contemporary chart.

1979: Ironhorse see “Sweet Lui-Louise” peak at #34 on Billboard’s pop chart.

1983: Anvil release their FORGED IN FIRE album.

1992: Connie Kaldor releases her WOOD RIVER album.

1993: Rawlins Cross release their REEL ‘N ROLL album.

1995: Leonard Rambeau, longtime manager of Anne Murray, George Fox and Rita MacNeil dies after a lengthy battle with cancer.

1996: Connie Kaldor releases her SMALL CAFE album.

1996: Lisa Brokop peaks at #63 on Billboard’s country chart with “Beore He Kissed Me.”

1999: Helix re-releases their debut, WHITE LACE & BLACK LEATHER on CD in the US.

1999: Tal Bachman releases his self-titled debut album.

2003: The Barenaked Ladies are immortalized in clay, when a claymation incarnation of the band guests on the UPN’s comedy show Gary & Mike, the first Canucks to appear on the program.

2007: Avril Lavigne releases her first record for new label, RCA – THE BEST DAMN THING.

2013: Faber Drive see “Life Is Waiting” peaks at #86 on the Canadian pop chart.

2013: Connie Kaldor is in Winnipeg for a show at the West End Cultural Centre.

2013: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new single and video for “Immaculate Pompoudours.”

2018: The Black Flyz release their debut EP, SPREAD OUR WINGS.

2018: Sword reunites for a show at Club Soda in Montreal.

2018: It’s their first record with new label EMP, when Killer Dwarfs release the live album, NO GUFF.

2019: Cod Gone Wild is the entertainment in Cold Lake, Alberta, during the Lobster Bash at Grande Parlour Theatre.