This Day in History: 2022-04-19
1965: Esquires’ “Cry Is All I Do” enters the Canadian chart at #39.
1969: Steppenwolf see “Rock Me” peak at #10 on Billboard’s chart.
1970: Blood Sweat & Tears are in Providence, Rhode Island for a show at Brown University.
1976: Hammersmith opens for KISS at the Halifax Forum.
1980: Jason Blaine is born in Pembroke, Ontario.
1985: Bryan Adams is in London, England to end a two-night run at the Hammersmith Odeon.
1985: Coney Hatch is in Detroit for a show at Harpo’s.
1986: Platinum Blonde are on the Billboard chart for the only time, when “Somebody Somewhere” makes it to #82 for the first of a two week run.
1995: Rainbow Butt Monkeys release their debut album, LETTERS FROM CHUTNEY.
1999: Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden, but the venue bills him as Bob Dylan on the sign. The mistake is fixed.
1999: Blue Rodeo is in Vancouver at the Starfish Room.
1999: “Love Song” by Sky ends a two-week run on top of the Canadian singles chart.
2003: Kristilyn Robertson releases her album, THE UNCUT VERSION.
2005: Jann Arden releases a self-titled album.
2006: Fist release BEHIND THE BOLTED DOOR, their first new recordings in 11 years.
2007: Annihilator releases their METAL album.
2009: The Nylons are in Velthoven, The Netherlands.
2011: Marianas Trench guitarist Matt Webb releases his first solo single, “Bad Girl.”
2012: A benefit concert is held in Toronto at April 19 at Lula Lounge for Parachute Club’s Billy Bryans. He succumbs to cancer four days later at age 64.
2017: During a ceremony in Halifax, Ken Tobias becomes the first New Brunswick native to ever be inducted in the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame.
2019: The Darby Mills Project is in Vancouver for a show at Fairview Pub for the first of a two-night stand.
2019: Robbie Rox & The Power Quintet are in Toronto for a show at the Linsmore Tavern.
2019: Jimmy & The Sleepers are back together and in Calgary for a show at Mikey’s. It’s also a release party for their new album, ALL THAT MONEY. Warming up the crowd beforehand, and joining them onstage for “Sweet Home Chicago” is Big Dave Maclean.