This Day in History: 2022-04-27

April 27
1939: Jerry Mercer of Mashmakhan, then April Wine fame is born on a farm somewhere near St John, NFLD.

1957: Tim Feehan is born in Edmonton.

1962: Hank Snow tops Billboard’s country chart with “Hello Love.”

1970: Great Speckled Bird release their self-titled debut album.

1974: BTO peak at #23 on Billboard’s chart with “Let It Ride.”

1974: The DeFranco Family appear on “American Bandstand,” performing “Save The Last Dance For Me” and “I Wanted To Tell You.”

1979: The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland has Max Webster opening for Rush to close out their three-night stand.

1981: April Wine is in Las Vegas for a show at Aladdin Theatre.

1985: Anne Murray peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #2 with “Time Don’t Run Out On Me.”

1993: Jane Siberry releases the video and single for “When I Was a Boy.”

1995: EMI releases OVER 60 MINUTES WITH LUBA.

1996: Cowboy Junkies peak at #55 on Billboard’s album chart with LAY IT DOWN.

2004: The Ralph Carlson compilation, LIFE IS A SONG, is released.

2005: Triumph releases LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND – THE ANTHOLOGY.

2007: Avril Lavigne has her first #1 Billboard song with “Girlfriend.”

2011: Jimmy Rankin releases his FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD album.

2013: David Clayton-Thomas is in Edmonton for a sold-out show at the River Cree Casino.

2013: Sweeney Todd and Doucette are both in Winnipeg for a show at The Oak.

2016: Roger Roger release the single and video for “O Rainy Day.”