This Day in History: 2022-05-04

May 4
1928: Jazz trumpet great Maynard Ferguson is born in Montreal.

1956: Arnold Lanni of Sheriff and later Frozen Ghost fame is born in Toronto.

1968: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #70 with “I Just Wanted To Know.”

1968: Steppenwolf are on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand for the first time, performing “Born To Be Wild,” before it’s released as a single.

1969: Neil Young with Crazy Horse release EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE, and its first single, “Cinnamon Girl.”

1970: Four students are shot dead by the US Army while protesting at Kent University. The incident inspires Neil Young to write the song, “Ohio.”

1974: The Guess are in St Louis, MO for a show at the Ambassador Theatre. The show is taped for radio simulcast and also filmed.

1975: BTO opens for Thin Lizzy at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England.

1977: The Poles kick off a four night run in Toronto at A Space in Toronto.

1978: Streetheart releases their debut album, MEANWHILE BACK IN PARIS.

1978: Rush is in Gelleen, Holland for the Pink Pop Festival.

1979: Max Webster and Rush are at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England for night one of a four show stand.

1982: The Nylons make their concert debut in Toronto at Massey Hall.

1983: Blue Peter is in Toronto to close out a two night stand at BJ Cuddles.

1983: Lee Aaron makes her debut in the UK at London’s Marquee Club.

1986: The Nylons appear on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.

1994: Bryan Adams is in Wembley Arena for the first of two shows in a week.

1995: The Watchmen, Rhymes With Orange, and Headstones are in Edmonton for a show at Peoples Pub.

1997: Roch Voisine’s manager Paul Vincent is found dead in his Montreal apartment at the age of 46. No cause of death was released, but police seized cocaine, hash and pot from his bedroom.

2002: The album soundtrack for Spirit – Stallion of the Cimarron, done by Bryan Adams is released.

2002: Carolyn Dawn Johnson releases her sophomore album, DRESS REHEARSAL.

2013: The Alberta Ballet debuts “Balletlujah!,” a tribute to KD Lang in Edmonton, for the second straight night.

2018: Tom Cochrane and Red Rider are in Vancouver for a show at the Hard Rock Cafe.

2018: George Canyon releases his new single, “Better Off In Love.”

2018: Across the Board release their new album, SONIC BOOM.