This Day in History: 2022-06-05

June 5
1938: At five years old, Glen Gould plays in public for the first time at a church in Uxbridge, Ontario – to a crowd of about 2,000 people.

1953: Tony Caputo, keyboardist for

Lynx is born in Windsor, Ontario.

1959: “The Happy Gang,” featuring the comedic duo of Wayne & Shuster, is broadcast on CBC Radio for the last time after 22 years.

1963: Crash Kharma guitarist Mike Turner is born in Bradford, England.

1965: Bobby Curtola releases the single, “Walkin’ With My Angel.”

1970: Lighthouse are in Toronto for a show at St Gabe’s.

1971: Syrinx peaks on RPM Charts with their only single, “Tillicium.”

1971: Smyle peaks at #94 on the Canadian albums chart with their self-titled debut, the first of two weeks in the spot.

1976: Rush is in Chatham, Ontario for a show at the Chatham Memorial Arena.

1981: Ian Thomas releases his THE RUNNER album, and the title track as the first single.

1983: Anvil opens for Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England in the second of two sold-out shows.

1987: Bryan Adams is the only Canadian on the bill at London’s Wembley Arena for the second annual Prince’s Trust rock gala.

1989: Alannah Myles releases her first single, “Love Is” in Australia.

1990: Alannah Myles closes out a two-night stand at the Hammersmith Odeon, opening for Robert Plant.

1991: Trooper releases the TEN lp.

1995: Bryan Adams tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” the second of a five-week run.

1997: David Wilcox is in Edmonton for the first of three acoustic shows at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

1999: Rush, Juliette Cavazi, Celine Dion and Buffy Ste Marie are all on the list when the newest inductees into Canada’s Walk of Fame are presented with their stars in Toronto.

2004: It’s the closing night of a three-gig stand at Starz in Cold Lake, Alberta for The Clayton Bellamy Band.

2005: Paul Anka, Alanis Morrisette and Daniel Lanois are all presented with stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame in a ceremony in Toronto.

2009: Thor and Voivod are among those taking the stage in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2010: It’s a tribute to Cafe Bluenote, as George Olliver & Gangbuster play at Whistler’s in Toronto along with special guest Betty Richardson.

2010: The second evening of “For The Love of Music” hip hop show goes down at Wooly Bully’s in Edmonton. The evening features performances from several local artists, including DJ Roach, CCRokk, Big Billy Blackout, Guillotine, DJ Globe, Katie, and Mac Biz.

2010: Producer and musician Daniel Lanois is injured in a motorcycle accident outside Los Angeles.

2011: Neil Young is on stage in LA at the Wiltern Theatre to close out a two night stand with a reformed Buffalo Springfield.

2012: Neil Young & Crazy Horse release their new album, AMERICANA.

2015: Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd are in Campbell River, BC for a show at the Tidemark Theatre.

2015: Bev Munro, Alfie Mhyre, Joyce Smith, Randy Hollar, and Pete Hicks converge on the C2 Centre in Bonnyville, Alberta for a country legends show.

2017: Pat Travers is in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2018: Bryan Adams kicks off his latest tour in Victoria, BC at Save-On Foods.

2018: Jazz pianist Brian Browne passes away in Kanata, Ontario at the age of 81 due to cancer.