This Day in History: 2022-05-27

May 27
1945: Bruce Cockburn is born in Ottawa, Ontario.

1947: Rhinoceros guitarist Alan Gerber is born in Chicago.

1966: Bob Dylan’s show at Royal Albert Hall in London is the last of his most recent world tour, and the last with The Band as his backing group.

1970: Only five months after his debut album, Neil Young releases EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE, the first of many albums featuring his on-again, off again backup band Crazy Horse.

1978: Walter Rossi releases his second album, SIX STRINGS NINE LIVES.

1978: It’s night three for The B-Girls, along with the Void-Oids and The Ugly at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.

1979: Teaze and Streetheart are in Moncton for a show at the J Louis Levesque Arena.

1979: Max Webster plays in Germany for the first time ever, in Erlangen, opening for Rush.

1981: Steelback releases their only EP, FIVE STAR LADY.

1982: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Lonely Nights.”

1983: Triumph is in Atlanta for a show at The Omni.

1983: Blue Peter is in Toronto for a show at BJ Cuddles.

1983: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Cuts Like A Knife.”

1986: David Wilcox is in Owen, Ontario for a show at Brothers.

1990: Brett Kissell is born in St Paul, Alberta, but grew up on the family farm outside Flat Lake.

1996: BROKEN ARROW, which reunites Neil Young with Crazy Horse, is released.

1997: Volcano Records releases The Nylons‘ HITS OF THE 60s – A CAPALLA STYLE.

2005: Hometown group Rustic Charm is at Beantrees in Cold Lake, Alberta in front of a standing room only crowd.

2006: Prism plays in Cold Lake, Alta at Starz. Al Harlow, former bassist, is now singer and guitarist, and now the only original member left in the group.

2011: Robbie Robertson becomes a member of The Order of Canada.

2011: Anvil is in Edmonton for a show at the Starlite Room.

2014: Neil Young releases the boxset of covers, A LETTER HOME.

2015: Connie Kaldor‘s SMALL CAFE album is re-released on CD through Philo Records.

2017: April Wine is in Calgary for a show at the Deerfoot Casino.

2017: Brett Kissell takes the stage at the Rainmaker Festival in St Albert, Alberta.

2019: Matt Blais releases his single and video, “Everything Connected.”