This Day in History: 2022-05-29

May 28
1944: Rita MacNeil is born in Big Pond, NS.

1949: Prism‘s Lindsay Mitchell is born in London, England.

1964: Jimmy Rankin is born in Mabou, Cape Breton Island.

1968: Mike Plume is born in Moncton, NB.

1975: Goddo opens for Golden EarRing at Massey Hall in Toronto.

1978: Christopher Ward releases his first single, “Imagine A Song.”

1978: Streetheart release their debut album, MEANWHILE BACK IN PARIS.

1979: Rush is in Offenbach, Germany for a show at Stadhalle. Opening is Max Webster.

1982: Loverboy is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the World Series of Rock.

1988: Old footage of BTO is shown, as Solid Gold features rock bands.

1991: George Fox releases his SPICE OF LIFE album.

1994: Annette Ducharme releases her debut album, SANCTUARY.

1994: Connie Kaldor releases her OUT OF THE BLUE album.

1995: Bryan Adams tops Billboard’s chart with “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?”

2002: David Foster, Ronnie Hawkins, Guy Lombardo and The Tragically Hip are the musical inductees in Canada’s Walk of Fame in a ceremony in Toronto.

2004: Half A Halo release their THE TRASHING FLOOR album.

2004: Paramount Pictures announce plans to turn Avril Lavigne‘s teeny bopper anthem “Sk8er Boi” into a motion picture. Life as we know it would have ended, except Paramount never goes through with their threat.

2008: Rush donates $100,000 to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

2011: Anvil is in Calgary for a show at the Getaway.

2016: Brad Roberts releases the single, “I’ll Be Peaceful Then.”

2019: Producer, songwriter, and door opener for dozens of other Canadian artists, Ralph Murphy, dies of pneumonia in a Nashville hospital. He was 75.