This Day in History: 2022-05-09
1914: Hank Snow is born in Brooklyn, NS as Clarence Eugene Snow.
1953: Connie Kaldor is born in Regina, Sask.
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.
1975: Rush is in Ada, Ohio, opening for James Gang and KISS at Ohio Northern University.
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.