This Day in History: 2022-05-20

May 20
1959: Glenn Gould makes his British debut with the London Symphony Orchestra.

1970: Neil Young is in Providence, RI with Crosby, Stills, and Nash for a show at the Auditorium.

1972: It’s April Wine‘s first time on Billboard’s chart, with “Could’ve Been A Lady” peaking at #32.

1981: Loverboy is honoured with a party on 52 St in NY by Columbia Records in recognition of their debut lp selling over half a million copies in the US.

1990: Avalon release their sophomore album, AVALON II.

1997: Great Big Sea release the PLAY album.

1997: 54-40 releases SOUND OF TRUTH – THE INDEPENDENT COLLECTION, a compilation of the band’s first two indie releases.

2004: Sum 41 arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the charity organization War Child Canada to document the country’s civil war. Days after arriving, fighting broke out in Bukavu near the hotel where the band was staying. It took nearly two days, but they were eventually whisked out of the hot zone along with 40 other civilians and taken to safety by UN peacekeepers.

2007: Jeff Healy is in London, England for a show at the Hammersmith Odeon. The show is taped and becomes part of his SONGS FROM THE ROAD album.

2007: Joshuas Habit releases their WASH THE FILTH album.

2007: Rush‘s Geddy Lee makes a guest appearance on the CBC’s 25th anniversary of Bob & Doug McKenzie’s Strange Brew.

2008: A reformed Odds releases their new album, CHEERLEADER.

2008: Sam Roberts releases his LOVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD album.

2008: DOA opens for Rancid at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton.

2009: Jay Telfer (A Passing Fancy and solo artist) dies of heart failure at the age of 65.

2016: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their third album, ELECTRIC STEAM.

2017: Composer/conductor/arranger Jimmy Dale dies peacefully in his sleep in Naples, Florida, at the age of 81.

2017: Codie Prevost releases his new single and video, “Hope You’re Not Sleeping.”