This Day in History: 2022-05-31

May 31
1952: Jim Vallance, most noted for his songwriting partnership with Bryan Adams is born in Chilliwack, BC.

1962: Corey Hart is born in Montreal.

1963: Hugh Dillon, frontman for Headstones is born in Kingston, Ontario.

1963: Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes is born in Ottawa.

1969: Steppenwolf see “It’s Never Too Late” peak at #51 on Billboard’s chart.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in Tulsa, OK for a show at the Fairgrounds Speedway.

1977: Steadies guitarist Justin Lee is born in Saskatoon.

1978: Colin MacDonald of Trews is born in Antigonish, NS.

1979: Valdy releases his HOT ROCKS album.

1979: Rush‘s show with Max Webster in Mannheim, Germany is cancelled when Alex Lifeson breaks a finger in Hamburg two nights before.

1980: Ironhorse is on Billboard’s chart for the second and last time with “What’s Your Hurry Darlin’,” peaking at #89.

1986: At the Cow Palace in San Francisco, Bryan Adams opens Amnesty International’s “A Conspiracy of Hope Tour,” along with U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed.

1990: Corey Hart marries Erika Gagnon, designer of several of his album jackets, in Rome.

1991: Glass Tiger cut short a concert in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. after lead singer Alan Frew is pelted with a loonie by an idiot in the crowd.

1997: Barenaked Ladies are on Billboard’s chart for the first time, when “The Old Apartment” peaks at #88.

2010: BTO, sort of, begins a reunion tour in front of about 300 people in Winnipeg’s Pyramid Cafe. Rob Bachman and Blair Thornton refused to sign on, so it’s Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, along with a makeshift backup band.

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

2011: Matthew Good releases the LIGHTS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES album.

2013: Jr Gone Wild are back together, and playing at the Capilano Conference Centre. Also on the card are Carolyn Mark and Her New Best Friends.

2014: Coney Hatch is in Niagara Falls, Ont for a show at Taps on Queen Brewhouse.

2015: Lisa Price‘s sole EP from 1983, PRICELESS, is re-released on CD by YesterRock Records .

2015: Fresh off a European tour, Lynne Hanson is in Wakefield, Quebec for a show at Blacksheep Inn. Also on the card are Kris & Dee and Kirsten Jones.

2017: Fresh off an April Wine show in town earlier in the week, Myles Goodwyn performs a solo acoustic show with special guest Jim Henman at a private function in Calgary.