This Day in History: 2022-04-18


April 18
1944: Producer George Semkiw is born in Stanislav, Ukraine.

1966: “Daydream” by The Lovin Spoonful, which features Canadian Zal Yanovsky, peaks at #1 on Canada’s singles chart RPM.

1970: The Guess Who‘s “No Sugar Tonite” debuts and peaks at #39 in its only week on Billboard’s top 40 list.

1973: Rush‘s show at Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario is filmed for CTV’s “Canadian Bandstand.”

1976: Hammersmith opens for KISS at the Moncton Coliseum.

1979: Valdy is in Cambridge, Ontario for two shows in one day at Sulphur Springs Club.

1981: It’s a special tribute to Paul Anka on American Bandstand.

1985: Toronto play their last show ever with Brian Allen in Hanover, Ontario.

1985: Bryan Adams is in London, England for the first of two shows at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1986: Honeymoon Suite is in East Rutherford, NJ opening for Heart at the Meadowlands.

1990: The Rankins are the entertainment aboard the HMS Scotia Prince somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

1993: Rawlins Cross release the single, “Long Night.”

1997: Nash The Slash is in Toronto for a show at The Rivoli. Opening are Astro Chicken and Burning Bridges.

1999: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Cloud Number Nine.”


2006: The Trews release DEN OF THIEVES in the United States.

2009: Diana Krall peaks on the Billboard jazz chart at #3 with “Quiet Nights.”

2010: For his countless humanitarian endeavors over the years, Bryan Adams receives the Allan Water Humanitarian Award during the Juno ceremonies by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). April Wine is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2011: Terri Clark releases the single, “Northern Girl.”

2013: Rush is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The institution gains a little bit of respectability.

2013: Original Sum 41 drummer Steve Jocz announces he’s leaving the band, who aren’t really doing much at the moment anyway.

2015: The Dead South stop by Original 16 Brewers in Regina for a few beers. While there they cut the video for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company.”

2017: Arapacis finish up their sixth album, OBSOLETE CONTINUUM, in Longueuile, Quebec.

2019: Alice Hardy release their new video, the title track to their CRASH N BURN album.