This Day in History: 2022-04-20

April 20
1968: Influence are in Toronto at the CN Hall, opening for The Doors.

1970: Neil Young releases the single, “Cinnamon Girl.”

1971: The Band releases the album, CAHOOTS, and the first single, “Life Is A Carnival.”

1974: HELP ME, by Joni Mitchell is released.

1985: Moving Targetz release their debut EP, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MOVING TARGETZ.

1985: Northern Lights, consisting of everyone’s who’s anyone in Canadian music, release “Tears Are Not Enough” to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims. It debuts at #1 on Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1991: Cowboy Junkies peak at #43 on Billboard’s albums chart with CAUTION HORSES.

1993: April Wine is in Las Vegas for a show at Fuddy Duddy’s.

1999: Steppenwolf makes MCA’s 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection.

2003: HOPE, an album to benefit child war victims in Iraq, is released today, featuring Canadians Avril Lavigne, Leonard Cohen and Our Lady Peace.

2004: Melissa McClelland releases her STRANDED IN SUBURBIA album.

2004: Capitol re-releases Leggatt‘s only lp, ILLUMINATIONS on CD.

2010: Regenerator Records release The Chessmen compilation, THE CHESSMEN 1964 – 1966.

2011: Mobadass rock Amigos in Saskatoon.

2012: The Stampeders play Toronto for the first time in 20 years when they’re at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

2012: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings are in Kelowna, BC for a show at Skookum Barn Dance.

2013: Prism and Loverboy play at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.

2018: Whitehorse is in Barrie, Ontario for a show at Mavericks Music Hall.

2018: Quarter After Band release their new single, “If You Know What I Know.”

2018: Washboard Union release their THAT’S WHAT WE’RE MADE OF album, and it’s first single, “Shine.”

2018: Thunderbird release their third album, self titled.

2019: The Darby Mills Project close out a two night stand in Vancouver at Fairview Pub.

2019: Social Strife are in Kingston, Ontario for a show at The Overtime.

2019: Jimmy & The Sleepers are back together and in Edmonton for a show at Newcastle Pub. It’s also a release party for their new album, ALL THAT MONEY, warming up, and later joining them onstage for “Sweet Home Chicago” is Big Dave Maclean.