This Day in History: 2022-05-07

May 7
1935: “What’s The Reason” by Guy Lombardo and his orchestra tops Billboard’s chart.

1970: Rhinoceros releases their third album, BETTER TIMES ARE COMING.

1975: Pied Pumkin is at the Commodore in Vancouver to close out a two-night stand.

1977: Chilliwack sees “Fly At Night” peak at #75 on Billboard’s chart.

1977: The Poles are in Toronto to close out a four night stand A Space in Toronto.

1979: Max Webster and Rush say goodbye to the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England after a four night run.

1983: Saga peak on Billboard’s chart at #64 with “Wind Him Up.”

1983: Sentinel is at home in Edmonton for a show at Grand Central Station.

987: “Diff’rent Strokes”, a sitcom whose theme song was co-written by Alan Thicke, ends nearly an eight-year run on ABC.

1994: Randy Bachman leads 1,322 mostly-amateur guitarists in a Vancouver performance of “Takin’ Care of Business” that lasted 68 minutes, setting a new world record for the largest number of people to simultaneously play the same song. The record barely lasted two years.

1986: The album TOM COCHRANE & RED RIDER and the first single “Boy Inside The Man” are released.

1989: Drummer John Hannah ( Terry Crawford Band, Crackers, Major Hoople’s Boarding House) dies in a two-car collision outside Chesley, Ontario.

1990: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1996: Tragically Hip release their TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE album.

1997: Julian Austin releases his debut album, WHAT MY HEART ALREADY KNOWS.

1998: Bobby Curtola receives both the Gold Medal of Merit and the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa.

2004: Rudi Maugeri of The Crew Cuts dies of pancreatic cancer.

2004: Lisa Hewitt releases her debut album, THE ROAD I CHOSE.

2005: Klaatu releases the SUN SET 1973-1981 box set, full of outtakes and rarities.

2009: Doc Walker release their new single, a cover of Genesis’ “That’s All.”

2009: Fiddle star Daniel Gervais is in Cold Lake, Alta, headlining a multi-cultural festival at the Agriplex.

2016: Darkroom, Sweet Vintage Rides, Radioactive, Paula Perro, and Papa Rocca are among the entertainment in Edmonton at the annual Band-Aid show at the Aviation Museum.

2018: Quickdraw and Accalia are home in Lethbridge, Alberta for a show at The Slice.