This Day in History: 2022-05-19

May 19
1943: Composer and synthesizer musician John Mills-Cockell is born in Toronto.

1946: Trevor Veitch, renowned producer and member of 3’s A Crowd, is born in Vancouver.

1951: Max Webster drummer Gary McCracken is born in Sarnia, Ontario.

1970: The Guess Who top Billboard’s chart with “American Woman.”

1972: Brian Sklar and the Prairie Fire Band are in Calgary for a taping for their TV show, No. 1 West.

1973: Keith Hampshire peaks at #70 on Billboard’s chart with “First Cut Is The Deepest.”

1979: Max Webster release the single, “Paradise Skies.”

1982: Loverboy is in Regina for a show at the Agridome.

1982: Aldo Nova is in Fresno, California, opening for UFO at the Selland Arena.

1985: Lee Aaron is in London, England at the Camden Palace Theatre. The show is broadcast as part of the “Live From London” series.

1992: Bootsauce releases BULL in the US.

1995: George Fox‘s MUSTANG HEART album is certified gold in Canada.

1998: Danko Jones releases his debut self-titled EP.

1998: George Fox releases the SURVIVOR album.

1999: The Guess Who perform in their home town of Winnipeg, leading to a reunion tour. Along with Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are Jim Kale, Donnie McDougall and Garry Peterson. Kale would be replaced by another former member, Bill Wallace, before the first show.

2005: Gordon Lightfoot makes a triumphant return to the stage at Massey Hall in Toronto. It was the first show in over two years, following his near fatal bout with an abdominal aneurysm. Greeted by a standing ovation, he quipped, “Sorry I’m late.”

2007: Tupelo Honey releases the single, “Make Me Believe.”

2009: Universal Music releases the US compilation NEVER TOO LATE from Hedley.

2009: Joshuas Habit is the halftime entertainment at the Saddledome during a Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse game.

2012: John Kay and Steppenwolf are in Rama, Ontario for a show at Casino Rama.

2016: April Wine is in Sioux City, SD for a sold out show at the Badlands Concert Hall.

2017: Five Man Electrical Band and Toronto rock the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario.

2017: Whale & The Wolf release their new single, “Touch.”

2018: In celebration of 50 years on the road, Trooper holds a free concert on the Shuswap Lake in BC.

2019: Pumps (or Orphan, as you prefer) are in Winnipeg for a show at Nashville’s.