This Day in History: 2022-05-16

May 16
1931: Ted Kowalski of The Diamonds is born in Toronto.

1950: Hank Snow releases the single, “I’m Moving On.”

1960: Multi-style fiddle master and world renowned artist Calvin Vollrath is born in St Paul, Alberta.

1966: The Mamas & Papas, which features Canadian Denny Doherty, begin a three-week run atop Canada’s singles chart with “Monday Monday.”

1966: Lovin’ Spoonful, which features Canadian Zal Yanovsky, enters RPM’s Top 100 list at #75 with “Jug Band Music.”

1970: Steppenwolf see “Hey Lawdy Mama” peak at #35 on Billboard’s chart.

1970: Randy Bachman leaves The Guess Who for the first time, following a show at The Fillmore East in New York, one week after they were given a gold record for AMERICAN WOMAN and the title track that tops Billboard’s charts, while also on the top of Canada’s chart for the second of three weeks.

1980: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1985: Thor and Killer Dwarfs are in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

1990: Rush is at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Opening is Voivod.

1994: Alanis Morissette hosts a CBC variety show in Ottawa which features The Blue Shadows.

1995: Barney Bentall releases GIN PALACE.

2005: David Clayton Thomas releases IN CONCERT – A MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY.

2006: Sam Roberts releases his CHEMICAL CITY album Stateside.

2009: Ian Tyson is in Ottawa for The Tulips Festival.

2014: Loverboy is in Richardson, Texas for the Wildflower Music Festival.

2015: Headpins and Toronto are in Calgary for a show at Deerfoot Casino.

2015: The Good Brothers wrap up the inaugural three day bluegrass festival outside Aylmer, Ontario put on by the Mennonite Furniture Clearance Centre.

2017: Age of Mirrors release their sophomore album, SOMEWHERE IN.