This Day in History: 2022-04-23

April 23
1923: The New Symphony Orchestra, which would become the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1927, gives its first concert ever at Massey Hall.

1967: Buffalo Springfield is on TV, performing “Mr Soul” and “Go and Say Goodbye” on the debut of ABC’s short lived Go!

1973: Lisle‘s “Sweetheart” reaches #28 on the Canadian country chart.

1976: Pat Travers releases his self titled debut album.

1976: Hammersmith opens for KISS at the Kitchener Auditorium.

1979: Max Webster play the first of two nights at Newcastle, England – their first ever European shows. They’re opening for Rush.

1979: The Rolling Stones are in Oshawa, Ontario for the second of two CNIB benefit shows. They were in lieu of a Keith Richards heroin conviction two years earlier. Margaret Trudeau is the backstage entertainment.

1983: “Who Knows How To Make Love Stay?” from Doug & The Slugs peaks on the Canadian chart at #25.

1983: Red Rider make their only appearance ever on American Bandstand, performing “Human Race” and “Winner Take All.”

1985: Thor releases the ONLY THE STRONG album.

1986: Good Brothers are in Owen Sound, Ontario for a show at Brothers.

1988: Rush is in Birmingham, England for the second of two concerts released as the SHOW OF HANDS video.

1991: Dream Warriors release their debut album, AND NOW THE LEGACY BEGINS.

2003: Harem Scarem releases the album THE EARLY YEARS, a collection of demos, in Japan, a full month before its worldwide release.

2010:  The Arrogant Worms perform the first of back to back nights at Horizon Stage in Edmonton.

2012: Parachute Club‘s Billy Bryans succumbs to cancer at age 64, passing away peacefully in a Toronto hospital.

2015: Fresh off the Monsters of Rock cruise to the Bahamas, Honeymoon Suite is in Largo, Florida for a show at the Largo Cultural Centre.

2015: Anvil is in Oshawa, Ontario for a show at the Oshawa Music Hall.

2016: Burton Cummings sees UP CLOSE AND ALONE peak at #71 on Billboard’s albums chart.