This Day in History: 2022-04-19

April 19
1954: Producer Bob Rock, formerly of Payolas and Rock and Hyde, is born in Winnipeg as Robert Jens Rock.

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.

1978: Former Copperpenny vocalist Ken Hollis releases his last solo single, “Goin’ Hollywood.”

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.