This Day in History: 2022-05-05

May 5
1953: Percy Faith’s “Song From Moulin Rouge” tops Billboard’s chart.

1967: Buffalo Springfield is in Macombe, Illinois for a show at Western Illinois University. The problem tho is the band only did a 15 minute set because they were late, and their gear was even later. The University stopped payment on the cheque.

1968: Buffalo Springfield play their last concert in Long Beach, California at the Sports Arena. It’s the last show for everyone except drummer Dewey Martin, who tries to keep the name afloat for awhile with a new lineup.

1973: Hank Snow debuts on Billboard’s country chart at #71 with “North To Chicago,” the first of two weeks in that slot. It’s gone by the third week.

1977: The Poles are in Toronto at A Space in Toronto, for night two of a four night stand.

1979: BTO perform “Heartaches” and “Jamaica” when they appear on “American Bandstand.”

1979: Burton Cummings sees “Takes A Fool To Love A Fool” peak at #33 on Billboard’s country chart.

1979: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Pembroke Pines, Florida for a show at the Hollywood Sportatorium.

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

1979: Frank Mills’ “Music Box Dancer” peaks at #3 on Billboard’s chart.

1979: Ironhorse is on Billboard’s chart for the first time with “Sweet Lui-Louise,” peaking at #36.

1981: Loverboy‘s self-titled debut is certified gold in Canada.

1987: Six people are arrested and 20 are injured after riot police in Milan, Italy fire tear gas during clashes with angry fans locked out of a Neil Young concert.

1987: Bryan Adams kicks off his world tour in support of his INTO THE FIRE album with a concert in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1992: The CBC cancels “The Tommy Hunter Show” after 27 years, the longest running network music show in North American history.

2000: A $1.8 million civil fraud lawsuit is filed against Neil Young in Los Angeles when he allegedly blocks publication of a book about him by a former Village Voice writer.

2004: Rush open up their 30th anniversary tour with a show in Charlotte, NC. Montreal and Toronto are the only Canadian dates.

2007: Avril Lavigne tops Billboard’s chart with “Girlfriend.”

2014: Helix release their BASTARD OF THE BLUES album.

2015: Nickelback release the single, “Get ‘Em Up.”

2015: Lynne Hanson performs at the 100 Club in London, England.

2016: Zappacosta is in Halifax for the first of a two-night stand at Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill.

2018: Bruce Cockburn is in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall.

2018: Tom Cochrane & Red Rider are in Victoria, BC for a show at the Platinum Room.