This Day in History: 2022-05-11

May 11
1939: Early pop star Dean Taylor is born in Toronto.

1924: Fiddle great Ward Allen is born in Kirkton, Ontario.

1959: Four Lads peak at #90 on Billboard’s chart with “The Fountain of Youth.”

1977: Prism releases their self titled debut lp.

1979: Blue Peter and Bob Segarini are in Markham, Ontario for a show at the local high school.

1980: Dick Gardiner releases his HEADIN’ BACK TO NEWFIE album.

1983: Blue Peter is in Montreal, opening for Simple Minds at The Paladium.

1991: Patti Janetta releases her third and last album, MARK ON MY HEART.

1996: The Tragically Hip release TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE.

2002: EMI re-releases Anne Murray’s A LITTLE GOOD NEWS and HEAD OVER MIND albums from ’83 and ’84 on CD as part of their ‘Signature series.

2004: Gordon Lightfoot releases his 20th studio album, HARMONY.

2007: The Mamas & the Papas (which feature Canadian Denny Doherty) are inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.

2008: Original Rush drummer John Rutsey dies in his Toronto home of complications from kidney problems.

2008: Leonard Cohen embarks on his first tour in over 15 years, starting with a show in Fredricton, NB.

2009: The Perms release their new single and video, “Gimme All Your Lovin’.”

2010: Danko Jones releases his new album, BELOW THE BELT.

2010: Crash Test Dummies release the OOH LA LA album.

2011: Lee Aaron is in Slave Lake, Alta for a show at the Arctic Ice Centre.

2014: Ronnie Hawkins receives an honourary Order of Canada medal.

2015: The double CD compilation, THE TERRY JACKS COLLECTION is released.

2017: Harem Scarem release their new album, UNITED, and the first single, “Sinking Ship.”

2018: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new single and video, “Under The Darkest Sky.”

2018: Breaking Company Policy release their new single and video, “Madness ‘Til The End.”

2018: Tom Jackson releases the compilation album, THE ESSENTIAL TOM JACKSON.

2019: The Steadies are in Edmonton closing out a two-night stand at On The Rocks.