This Day in History: 2022-04-25

April 25
1959: Heather Bishop is born in Regina.

1965: Paupers and Jon & Lee & The Checkmates are in Toronto for a show at MLG with The Rolling Stones.

1977: Paul Anka‘s special “Music My Way” with guest stars Natalie Cole and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band airs on ABC-TV.

1979: Max Webster opens for Rush on night one of a three-show gig at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland.

1981: The Rovers are on Solid Gold, lip-synching “Wasn’t That A Party?”

1981: Loverboy peaks at #35 on Billboard’s chart with “Turn Me Loose.”

1981: April Wine peaks at #21 on Billboard’s chart with “Just Between You & Me.”

1992: Brian Too Loud Macleod, Headpins and Chilliwack guitarist and Juno winning producer dies of cancer.

1992: “Thought I’d Died and Gone To Heaven” by Bryan Adams tops Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1996: Warner Music releases the self explanatory album from Harem Scarem, LIVE IN JAPAN. The Japanese version contains two extra songs.

1997: Our Lady Peace are live in CBC’s Vancouver studio. Some of the recordings make the European release of their CLUMSY album.

2000: Neil Young releases SILVER & GOLD, one of his most intimate and personal albums.

2001: Bullseye Canada releases Goddo‘s KING OF BROKEN HEARTS.

2003: Styx, featuring Larry Gowan, as well as Kelly Clarkson, both cancel upcoming shows in Toronto following warnings about the spread of the killer respiratory disease SARS.

2006: Nickelback release the single, “Saving Me.”

2006: Randy Bachman releases the DVD, A JAZZ THING – LIVE IN TORONTO, a show that was filmed as a CBC documentary.

2008: Teenage Head hold a CD release party at Healey’s in Toronto for their new lp, TEENAGE HEAD WITH MARKY RAMONE.

2009: Kenny MacLean of Deserters and Platinum Blonde dies of cancer at the age of 57.

2009: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #148 with WE ARE THE SAME.

2015: Helix and Lee Aaron are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2015: BTO‘s NOT FRAGILE album is repackaged for its 40th anniversary. The new CD is remastered and contains bonus live material.

2017: FKB release their new single, “Bright Lights.”

2018: I Mother Earth and Finger 11 are in Saskatoon for a show at O’Brians Event Centre. Proceeds go to the Humboldt Broncos charities.

2019: Celebrating 45 years on the Toronto music scene, Mike McKenna holds a show at the Black Swan Tavern. On the card is a plethora of area musicians over the decades, including members of Moxy, Luke & The Apostles, Ugly Ducklings, Kensington Market, Crowbar, and The Jeff Healey Band.

2019: It’s announced the late Gord Downie will receive this year’s Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in a ceremony during the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala in Toronto in May, part of Canadian Music Week.

2020: Teaze is on stage in Windsor, Ont, at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

2020: Super Distorter, Crummy, and Dirtbag Soul are in Vancouver for a show at Greedy Pig.