This Day in History: 2022-05-10

May 10
1965: Hal Willis’ “Klondike Mike” tops Canada’s country chart for the second time. It stayed there for three weeks a couple of months earlier, and this time spends two weeks on top.

1977: Rush is in Milwaukee for a show at the Convention Centre. They play “Xanadu” for the first time, before A FAREWELL TO KINGS is recorded.

1978: Rush is in Niagara Falls, NY for a show at the International Convention Centre.

1979: James Leroy commits suicide at The Macy Hotel in Ottawa.

1979: Gino Vannelli‘s “Wheels of Life” peaks on Billboard’s chart at #78.

1980: RCA Records releases Doug & The Slugs‘ debut album, COGNAC & BOLOGNA.

1980: Red Rider enters Billboard’s chart for the first time with “White Hot,” peaking at #48.

1980: Bruce Cockburn performs “Wonderin’ Where the Lions Are” as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

1980: Max Webster is in Toronto for a show at the Roxy.

1980: April Wine is in Vancouver for a show at Pacific Coliseum.

1981: Harold Macintyre enters Waxworks Studios in Nashville to work on what would become his HONKY TONK HEROES album.

1982: Spoons release their single, “Nova Heart.”

1983: Blue Peter is in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall, opening for Simple Minds.

1984: “Black Stations White Stations” from M + M reaches #2 on the Canadian dance/disco chart.

1985: Coney Hatch is in Hollywood with Accept for a show at the Palladium.

1986: “Feel It Again” gives Honeymoon Suite their only top 40 Billboard hit, when it makes it to #34.

2003: Matthew Good‘s first solo album, AVALANCHE, is certified gold.

2005: The Road Hammers release their self titled debut album.

2005: Matt Mays releases his first album with El Torpedo, entitled appropriately enough MATT MAYS+ EL TORPEDO.

2006: Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh announces he’s leaving the band to work with his new band, Brown Brigade.

2007: Jimmy Rankin releases his EDGE OF DAY album.

2008: Jeff Healey‘s MESS OF BLUES tops Billboard’s blues albums chart.

2011: Anvil release their new album, JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE. It’s the last album to feature Glenn Five on bass.

2011: Sam Roberts releases his COLLIDER album.

2012: Lee Aaron is in Fort St John, BC for a show at Lido Theatre.

2013: “Balletlujah!,” Alberta Ballet’s tribute to KD Lang, is in Calgary at the Jubliee for the second straight night.

2015: Lynne Hanson is in The Netherlands for a show in Ulrechl.

2015: A fire guts a downtown apartment building in Winnipeg, destroying it. This in itself isn’t particularly noteworthy, but it happens to be the building on the cover of The Guess Who‘s SO LONG BANNATYNE album, and where Kurt Winter once lived.

2018: During a ceremony in Toronto at the Rebel Entertainment Complex, Jann Arden and Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies are inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Paul Anka receives a Lifetime Achievement Award.

2018: Shania Twain is in Edmonton for a show at Rogers Place.

2018: Original Lighthouse member, original musical director of Saturday Night Live, and producer and composer of countless film and play soundtracks Howard Shore receives the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa.

2018: Heidi Munro & The Real Groovy Band release their new single, “Here With You.”

2019: The Steadies are in Edmonton for the first of a two-night stand at On The Rocks.

2019: Shari Ulrich and her bluegrass band The High Bar Gang are in Langley, BC for a show at the Bez Arts Hub.