This Day in History: 2022-04-22
1916: Henry Burr‘s “What A Wonderful Mother You’d Be” debuts and peaks at #9 on the American pop chart. It’s gone one week later.
1933: Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians debut on the American pop charts with “Maybe It’s Because I Love You Too Much,” which peaks at #11 & stays on the charts for 4 weeks.
1934: Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians debut on the American pop charts with “You’ll Never Get Up To Heaven That Way” which peaks at #11 & stays on the charts for two weeks.
1940: Country sensation Ray Griff is born in Vancouver.
1944: “It’s Love-Love-Love” by Guy Lombardo becomes the first Canadian record to top the US charts.
1967: “Canada” by Young Canada Singers tops the Canadian top 100.
1967: Johnny Burke enters the Canadian country chart at #9 with “I Can’t Even Do Wrong Right.”
1967: Collectors enter the Canadian top 100 for the first time with “Looking At A Baby,” at #65.
1976: Hammersmith opens for KISS at the Ottawa Civic Centre.
1978: Rush is in Portland, Oregon for a show at Jantzen Beach Arena.
1979: The Rolling Stones play the first of two concerts for the blind at the Civic Auditorium in Oshawa, Ontario. The shows were done in lieu of a jail sentence for guitarist Keith Richards, who was convicted of heroin possession in Toronto two years earlier. Margaret Trudeau is the backstage entertainment.
1985: Anvil release their BACKWAXED album.
1996: “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette/”> tops the Canadian singles chart for the fourth week in a six-week run.
1998:Julian Austin>’s debut album, WHAT MY HEART ALREADY KNOWS is certified gold.
2001:Sum 41 release their first, and most successful single, “Fat Lip.”
2006:Headpins play Cold Lake, Alberta at Stars, and endorse the city’s bid to be dubbed Hockey Night in Canada’s “Hockeyville.”
2008: Jeff Healey‘s MESS OF BLUES is released, though the guitar virtuoso passed away two months earlier.
2008: Teenage Head collaberates with one of the band’s idols, drummer Marky Ramone and the album, entitled oddly enough TEENAGE HEAD WITH MARKY RAMONE, is released in Canada on Sonic Unyon Records. The record was actually recorded five years earlier, but legal BS kept it off the shelves until now.
2011: Neil Young is in Providence, RI for a show at the Performing Arts Center.
2013: Theory of a Deadman release the single, “Drown.”
2016: Dallas Smith releases his new single, “One Little Kiss.”
2017: Clayton Bellamy is home in Bonnyville, Alberta for a Storytellers show at the Lyle Victor Albert Centre. Among the special guests to show up is former Tupelo Honey‘s Dan Davidson, now a rising country star.