This Day in History: 2022-06-01

June 1
1931: Guy Lombardo tops Billboard’s chart with “Moonlight Saving Time.”

1949: Bassist Mike Levine of Triumph is born in Toronto.

1952: Singer/songwriter and poet Ferron is born Deborah Foisy in Toronto.

1967: Influence debut at The Barrel in Montreal.

1968: Irish Rovers are on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand for the only time, performing “The Unicorn.”

1969: The Mandala hold their last concert, what they term, “a soul crusade,” in Toronto.

1971: Joni Mitchell releases her album, BLUE to much critical acclaim.

1974: Alanis Nadine Morissette is born in Ottawa.

1974: The DeFranco Family appear on “American Bandstand,” performing “Save The Last Dance For Me” for the second time in three months.

1975: Rush is at the Winterland in San Francisco, California, opening for The Tubes and KISS.

1978: Chilliwack releases the album, LIGHTS IN THE VALLEY.

1979: Max Webster plays in Switzerland for the first time ever, in Zurich.

1985: Helix is in Gothenborg, Sweden for a show at Olympia Stadium.

1989: Edsel Records release the Paupers compilation album, MAGIC PEOPLE, not to be confused with the band’s debut album of the same name.

1996: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #134 with TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE.

1993: Headstones release their debut album, PICTURE OF HEALTH.

1996: Jann Arden is on Billboard’s chart for the only time, peaking at #12 with “Insensitive.”

1999: Annihilator releases their CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW album.

2003: Canadian Idol makes its TV debut. The show lasts six seasons.

2003: The Guess Who and The Polka King, Walter Ostanek are the musical inductees in the year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremonies in Toronto.

2004: Duane Steele releases his compilation, SET LIST.

2009: Doc Walker release the new single, “Coming Home.”

2010: Hey Romeo release their second album, THAT’S WHAT I AM.

2010: Duane Steele releases his GAS & TIME album.

2011: Neil Young signs up for some reunion gigs as Buffalo Springfield, starting tonite in Oakland at The Fox Theatre. Fellow Canadians and original members Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer had previously passed away, but Furay and Stills were on board. A full reunion tour is cut short and only lasts 11 days, after Young decided he was tired of living in the past.

2013: Moxy headlines a show in Toronto at El Mocambo.

2017: Arcade Fire release their new single, “Everything Now.”

2019: The Carleen Roth Band, Harlequin, Sweeney Todd all take the stage in Summerland, BC for Actionfest ’19.