This Day in History: 2022-05-23

May 23
1964: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #11 with “Breakfast With The Blues.”

1966: Leonard Cohen makes his first ever TV appearance, performing “The Stranger Song” on Take Thirty on CBC.

1970: The Guess Who end a three-week run atop Canada’s RPM singles chart with “American Woman.”

1971: Morse Code Transmission releases their self-titled debut album.

1977: Barde releases their self-titled debut lp.

1977: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1979: Max Webster play their first Swedish show ever in Gothenburg.

1985: Bryan Adams is in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a show at Wings Theatre.

1985: Reckless are home in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

1991: The Toronto rap group Dream Warriors make their US debut at SOB’s club in New York City.

1992: Neil Young accepts an honorary music degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont.

1994: “Baby Don’t Cry” by One Horse Blue peaks on the Canadian country chart at #6.

1996: Lee Aaron‘s 1987 self-titled album is re-released on CD.

2006: Melissa McClelland releases her third studio album, THUMBELINA’S ONE NIGHT STAND.

2006: Jim Byrnes releases the HOUSE OF REFUGE album.

2008: David Kuntz, former drummer for ’80s Ontario bar band Majestic is arrested for speeding in Brantford, Ont. This in itself isn’t news, because no one’s heard of him or the band. But he told the cops he was David Lee Roth (who he happens to look like), and was suffering from an allergic reaction. He was fined for speeding.

2009: Atreyu release their new single and video, “Blow.”

2015: Calvin Vollrath hosts the annual Spring Fling concert in Morinville, Alberta.

2015: Doug & The Slugs are in Calgary for a show at The Deerfoot Casino.

2015: Night one of the 50th Spirit Of Yorkville anniversary show goes down in Toronto with performances by George Olliver and alumni from the Ugly Ducklings and Luke & The Apostles, among dozens of others.

2018: The Cory Weeds Quartet release their eleventh jazz album, IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER.