This Day in History: 2022-05-26

May 26
1940: Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist for The Band, is born in Marvell, Arkansas.

1945: Garry Peterson, drummer of The Guess Who is born in Winnipeg.

1966: The Guess Who, featuring both Chad Allan and Burton Cummings, are at the Winnipeg Football Stadium for Bang-A-Rama.

1973: Anne Murray enters the US charts with “What About Me.” The song is one of the few from the pen of Scott MacKenzie to become a hit.

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

1982: Loverboy is in Columbus, Ohio for a show at the Ohio Centre.

1985: Saga is the only Canadian act at Rock Am Ring in Nurburg, Germany, and close out the two day festival.

1992: Michelle Wright releases her NOW AND THEN album

1994: Unidisc Records re-releases

Parachute Club‘s single “Rise Up” on vinyl.

1995: Neil Young’s MIRROR BALL, an album recorded in Seattle with Pearl Jam, is released to rave reviews.

2001: Nelly Furtado peaks on Billboard’s singles chart at #9 with “I’m Like A Bird.”

2003: Bullseye Records release the Harem Scarem album THE EARLY YEARS, a collection of demos to the North American market, a full month after its Japanese release.

2004: Celine Dion returns to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for the first time since a neck injury led her to cancel two weeks’ worth of gigs. Few people care, but it’s rumoured the neck injury came as a result of a swelled head.

2008: Alanis Morissette releases the album, UNDERNEATH.

2009: Julian Austin releases his ONE FOR ONE album.

2012: Carroll Bakeris in Calgary at the Deerfoot Casino.

2012: Billy Talent release the single, “Viking Death March.”

2012: Nelly Furtado peaks at #40 on Billboard with “Big Hoops.”

2014: On their way back from ‘Rocklahoma’ the night before, Killer Dwarfsare involved in an auto crash in Indiana. No one in the band is hurt, but traffic both directions on I 70 is backed up for hours, and the crash resulted in a domino effect, and two motorists were air-vac’d to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

2016: Lee Aaron is among the performers (and only Canadian) in Poperinge, Belguim for the Heavy Sound Festival 3.

2017: Headpins, Harlequin, and Prism take the stage in St Albert, Alberta, at the Rainmaker Festival.

2019:Loverboy is in Herrin, Illinois as the headliner during HerrinFest.