This Day in History: 2022-04-25
1977: Paul Anka‘s special “Music My Way” with guest stars Natalie Cole and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band airs on ABC-TV.
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: “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: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #148 with WE ARE THE SAME.
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.”
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.