This Day in History: 2022-06-03

June 3
1954: Dan Hill is born in Toronto as Daniel Grafton Hill IV.

1967: Wes Dakus is at #12 on the RPM Magazine’s R&B chart with “Shotgun.”

1967: Jackie Shane is at #23 on the R&B chart with “Stand Up Straight & Tall.” It also debuts this day at #94 on the Canadian pop chart.

1967: Johnny Burke‘s “I Can’t Even Do Wrong Right” tops Canada’s country chart. It stays there for two weeks.

1967: Barry Allen enters the top 100 with “I Know You Don’t Want Me No More” at #91.

1970: Steel River releases their debut lp, WEIGHIN’ HEAVY.

1970: Singer Julie Masse is born in Greenfield Park, Quebec.

1971: The Band finish their first tour of the UK with a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

1972: Neil Young peaks at #31 on Billboard’s chart with “Old Man.”

1974: Rush is in Toronto for the start of a four-night run at Larry’s Hideaway.

1983: Blue Peter is in Collingwood, Ont for a show at the local high school.

1987: During a show at The Marquee in London, Bryan Adams records “Run Rudolph Run.” It’s not as good as The Irish Rovers‘ version, but it’s better than Keith Richards’ version, and the song is included on a Special Olympics charity album.

1988: A 75-voice children’s choir joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in “Teach the Children” at a Montreal peace concert. The event also featured Bruce Cockburn, Quebec pop star Michel Rivard and the Soviet rock band Aquarium.

1989: David Clayton-Thomas is among the performers to unveil the Toronto Skydome.

1991: Blue Rodeo release their single, “What Am I Doing Here?”

1994: Bob McBride, the former lead singer of Lighthouse, is sentenced to 90 days in jail in an Ottawa courtroom for twice robbing a drug store to feed his heroin addiction. The judge also ordered him to organize two benefit concerts to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs.

1995: Bryan Adams‘ “Have You Ever Loved A Woman” tops Billboard’s pop chart.

1997: Rush releases RETROSPECTIVE 2.

2003: Shania Twain, Robbie Robertson, Luc Plamondon, Maureen Forrester, Ginette Reno, Joni Mitchell and William Shatner are all on the inductees’ list for Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremonies in Toronto.

2004: The Clayton Bellamy Band begins a three-night run at Starz in Cold Lake, Alberta.

2003: Sam Roberts releases his debut album, WE WERE BORN IN A FLAME.

2006: While on a sabbatical in northwestern Europe, Jane Siberry changes her name to Issa.

2006: Nelly Furtado‘s duet with Timbaland, “Promiscuous” tops Canada’s singles chart.

2006: Faber Drive release their independent debut EP, FABER.

2015: Buffy Sainte Marie headlines the Truth & Reconciliation Celebration in Ottawa.

2016: Billy Talent release the single for “Louder Than The DJ.”

2016: In celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, I Mother Earth begin a two night run in Toronto at The Phoenix Theatre, performing SCENERY AND FISH in its entirety.