This Day in History: 2022-05-11
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.
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: 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.