This Day in History: 2022-05-25

May 25
1963: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #9 with “The Man Who Robbed The Bank At Santa Fe.”

1969: Lighthouse make their first ever appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Everyone in attendance is given a copy of their debut album.

1974: Gordon Lightfoot peaks on Billboard at #26 with “Rainy Day People.”

1978: The B-Girls, along with the Void-Oids and The Ugly are at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto for the first of three nights.

1981: Anvil release their debut album, HARD & HEAVY.

1983: Rush is in Edinburgh, Scotland to close out a two-night stand at the Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, and the SIGNALS tour.

1985: “Go For Soda” is Kim Mitchell‘s only song to appear on Billboard’s top 100, and peaks at #86.

1997: Harem Scarem releases the BELIEVE album, available only in Japan.

2004: Zappacosta releases the START AGAIN album.

2004: Avril Lavigne releases her sophomore album, UNDER MY SKIN.

2005: Sum 41 is in Providence, Rhode Island for a show at Lupo’s At The Strand.

2005: Domenic Troiano of Mandala, The James Gang, Bush, Black Market and The Guess Who dies of prostate cancer.

2006: Styx, featuring Lawrence Gowan, perform with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra & Choir at the Blossom Music Centre in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The show is released later on DVD as ONE WITH EVERYTHING.

2010: Mindstorm is reportedly to release their first new material in 20 years, but it doesn’t happen.

2011: Anvil is in Regina at The Exchange Club with openers Helion.

2012: Great Big Sea‘s Alan Doyle is in Edmonton to play The Starlight Room in support of his debut solo album, BOY ON BRIDGE.

2013: The MM Robinson Highschool celebrates its 50th anniverary reunion at the new Mainway Arena in Burlington, Ontario. On the entertainment card is Crackers.

2013: The inaugural Festival is held at Echo Beach in Toronto. Among the performers are Kathleen Edwards, Sloan, Sam Roberts, and Corb Lund.

2013: Stampeders in Moncton for a show at Casino NB.

2018: George Canyon releases his new album, SOUTHSIDE OF HEAVEN.