This Day in History: 2022-05-08

May 8
1932: Guy Lombardo tops Billboard’s chart with “Paradise.”

1971: The Bells are on American Bandstand, where they lip synch “Stay Awhile” and “Fly Little White Dove, Fly.”

1975: Paul Anka tops Canada’s singles chart with “I Don’t Like To Sleep Alone.”

1976: April Wine‘s THE WHOLE WORLD’S GOIN’ CRAZY album is #1 in Canada.

1971: Smyle peaks at #27 on the Canadian adult contemporary chart with “Glory Glory.”

1976: BTO begin a two week run at #65 on Billboard’s chart with “Lookin’ Out For #1.”

1977: Ronnie Prophet is in the Netherlands, performing at the Rotterdam Country Festival.

1979: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Chatanooga, TN for a show at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

1992: KD Lang is in London for a two-night run at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1994: Bryan Adams is in Wembley Arena for the second show in a week.

1995: Blue Rodeo‘s “Head Over Heels” peaks at #52 on the Canadian country chart.

1996: Fans line up outside an Ottawa club called Barrymore’s to get into what was billed as a “surprise” appearance by The Tragically Hip, in promotion of their new album TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE.

2001: Sum 41 release their first full length album, ALL KILLER, NO FILLER.

2003: In a ceremony in Ottawa, Doug Riley is made a member of the Order of Canada.

2003: Matthew Good sees his AVALANCHE album certified gold in Canada.

2004: Carolyn Dawn Johnson peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #73 with “Simple Life.”

2006: Trooper‘s Ra McGuire launches his new book “Here For A Good Time,” at Vancouver’s Roxy Nightclub.

2006: Matt Mays is in Edmonton, opening for The Black Crowes at the Jubilee Auditorium.

2007: “Cribs” features Lee Aaron‘s home in an episode on MTV Canada.

2007: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings release their LET’S FROLIC AGAIN album.

2007: Blue Peter releases BURNING BRIDGES as well as re-releasing FALLING and RADIO SILENCE, both compilations from previous EPs with bonus tracks.

2007: Jimmy Rankin releases his EDGE OF DAY album.

2009: Kim Wempe releases her debut album, WHERE I NEED TO BE.

2013: TV music producer Bill Langstroth, instrumental in the success of Singalong Jubilee and Don Messer’s Jubilee programs, dies peacefully at the age of 81.

2015: Honeymoon Suite and Streetheart are in Coquitlam, BC for a show at The Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

2015: Jr Gone Wild is at home in Edmonton for a show at the Garneau Theatre.

2015: Rush kick off what they say is their final tour, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Bok Center.

2015: Julio Biafore releases his new single, “While I Still Got Time.”

2018: Randy Bachman is in Kitchener, Ontario for a show at the Centre For The Arts, part of his Every Song Tells A Story tour.

2018: Doors & Fours release their new single and video, “I Love Death Metal.”

2018: Carole Pope releases the new single and video for “This Is Not A Test.”

2019: Killer Dwarfs open for the Darby Mills Project in Guelph, Ontario at the River Run Centre.

2019: Reckless release their new single and video, the tribute to Tom Petty – “Tom’s Song.”

2020: Pumps‘ show in Winnipeg at Nashville’s is cancelled due to the health pandemic.