This Day in History: 2022-05-09

May 9
1909: Fiddle great Don Messer is born in Tweedside, NB.

1914: Hank Snow is born in Brooklyn, NS as Clarence Eugene Snow.

1953: Connie Kaldor is born in Regina, Sask.

1959: Paul Anka and Ronnie Hawkins are both performers on Dick Clark’s “Beech-Nut Show.”

1966: “Until It’s Time For You To Go” by Catherine McKinnon peaks on RPM’s Top 100 at #32.

1970: The Guess Who begin a three-week run atop Canada’s RPM singles chart with “American Woman.” The band is on the road, headlining a show at the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1970: Mashmakhan Robert Charlebois, Collectors, and Russell Thornberry are among those taking the stage at the Forum for the Montreal Pop Festival.

1975: Rush is in Ada, Ohio, opening for James Gang and KISS at Ohio Northern University.

1982: April Wine and Neil Young are on the card at the Golden Summernight Concert in Nurngerg, Germany.

1980: Teenage Head is in Hamilton, Ontario for a show at the McMaster Phys Ed Complex.

1985: Coney Hatch is in Long Beach, Cal for a show at Fender’s Ballroom.

1987: Bryan Adams is in Biloxi, Mississippi for a show at Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

1990: Alannah Myles becomes the first and only Canadian to appear on The Arsenio Hall Show.

1992: KD Lang closes out a two night run at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1994: On his 80th birthday, Hank Snow receives an honorary degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax. The presentation was made in Nashville, and he spoke to the graduates via videotape.

1995: Lee Aaron is in London, England. The show at Camden Place Theatre is taped for British TV.

1996: The members of Rush are individually made Officers of the Order of Canada.

2002: Chad Kroeger of Nickelback & Josey Scott see the single “Hero” become Canada’s top single for five weeks.

2005: Matt Epp relesaes his debut album, YOU’LL FIND ME ALONE.

2009: Anne Murray receives an honorary degree in music from the University of Prince Edward Island.

2013: “Balletlujah!,” Alberta Ballet’s tribute to KD Lang, comes to Calgary.

2017: Headstones release their new video and single, “Devil’s On Fire.”

2017: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new album, ELECTRIK STEAM SHOW.

2019: Gord Downie is posthumously awarded the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in a ceremony in Toronto during the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala, part of Canadian Music Week.

2019: Tea Party is in Vancouver for a show at The Commodore.