This Day in History: 2022-04-28

April 28
1940: Johnny Burke is born in Rosaireville, NB as Jean Paul Bourque.

1946: Wayne Davis, bassist for Bobby Kris & The Imperials is born in Toronto.

1959: Ronnie Hawkins releases his biggest single to date, “Mary Lou.”

1966: Buffalo Springfield, featuring Canadians Neil Young, Dewey Martin, and Bruce Palmer start a six week run as the house band at the Hollywood A Go Go.

1969: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” by Blood, Sweat & Tears tops Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1969: Paupers release the single, “Simple Deed.”

1974: Shooter opens for Guesss Who in Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens.

1976: Hammersmith opens for KISS at the Winnipeg Arena.

1977: Stampeders and Triumph are in Aurora, Michigan for a show at the Community Centre.

1977: Triumph and Stampeders are in Aurora, Ontario for a show at the Community Centre.

1978: Colleen Peterson releases her album, TAKIN’ MY BOOTS OFF.

1979: April Wine peaks at #34 on Billboard’s chart with “Roller.”

1980: Harold Macintyre releases his debut album, AREA CODE 705.

1986: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “Now and Forever.”

1986: Cannon Annie, Click, and China White are at Cheers in their hometown of Edmonton.

1987: Maclean & Maclean are in Owen Sound, Ontario for a show at The Harbour Inn.

1988: Candi & The Backbeat release their debut album, CANDI.

1990: Corey Hart peaks at #37 on Billboard’s chart with “A Little Love.”

1998: The Rankin Family release their UPROOTED album.

2004: Moxy, Goddo, and Max Brand are in Toronto for a show at Le Skratch, benefitting school lunch programs.

2006: Neil Young releases the Grammy nominted song, “Let’s Impeach The President.”

2007: Timbaland tops Billboard’s singles chart the second of a two-week run with “Give It To Me,” featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake.

2008: Doc Walker releases the BEAUTIFUL LIFE album.

2008: Nelly Furtado‘s duet with K’Naan, “Is Anybody Out There?” peaks on Billboard’s singles chart at #92 in its debut. It’s gone two weeks later.

2014: Lyne Hanson is in her hometown of Ottawa for a show at 100 Club.

2015: Brett Kissel is in the Alberta Rockies for a show at the Banff Springs Hotel.

2015: Theory of a Deadman release their ANGEL album.

2018: Head is home in Vancouver for a CD release party at Rickshaw Theatre for their album, DEAR FATHER.