This Day in History: 2022-06-07

June 7
1965: A crossover hit, “I’m Not Sayin'” by Gordon Lightfoot peaks at #2 on the canadian country chart.

1965: The Guess Who enter the Canadian charts at #23 with their cover of Bobby Lewis’ “Tossin’ and Turnin’.”

1969: Joni Mitchell is a guest on the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show.

1972: Pepper Tree play at Toronto’s Massey Hall, along with The Stampeders, Gary Buck and Edward Bear. The show was the quivalent this side of the pond to the Canadian International Talent, held at the Maple Music Junket in Europe.

1975: BTO tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for two weeks with “Hey You” beginning this day.

1975: Rush is in San Antonio, Texas, with Thin Lizzy at The Municipal Auditorium.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in Medford, Oregon for a show at Medford Armory.

1977: Creed begins a six-night run in Belleville, Ontario at the Sun Valley Motor Inn.

1980: Triumph sees their single, “I Can Survive” peak at #91 on the Billboard singles chart.

1980: Corey & Trina are in Stephenville, Newfoundland, recording what would become the COREY & TRINA III album at Clode Sound Studios.

1980: Anne Murray peaks at #9 on Billboard’s country chart with “Lucky Me.”

1980: Triumph is in Buffalo, NY for a show at the Auditorium.

1983: Santers is in London, England for a show at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1984: Bryan Adams is in Little Mountain Sound Studio in Vancouver, laying down the tracks to “Heaven.”

1988: Bob Dylan performs at the Concord Pavilion in California with Neil Young. It’s the beginning of a tour that gets dubbed ‘The Interstate 88 Tour’ after the design on the backstage passes.

1990: Cowboy Junkies are in Edmonton for a show at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

1990: Burton Cummings is in Hamilton for a show at Hamilton Place.

1993: John Kay & Steppenwolf perform at Harley Davidson’s 90th birthday party in Milwaukee, WI.

1995: Jason McCoy releases his self-titled album.

2000: Neil Young is the only musical inductee in the year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame ceremonies in Toronto.

2001: Stampeders re-release RUBES DUDES & ROWDIES, and OVER 70 MINUTES WITH, their second compilation in the series, in the US on Unidisc.

2002: John Kay & Steppenwolf are in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2003: Danko Jones is in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2004: Lee Aaron and husband John Armstrong welcome the birth of their first child, Angella.

2005: Triumph re-releases ’99’s SURVEILLANCE on CD in the US.

2005: Rush‘s Alex Lifeson and Blue Rodeo‘s Jim Cuddy are among the performers at the White Ribbon Benefit Concert For Violence Against Women at The Phoenix Club in Toronto.

2008: After over 20 years apart, Triumph reunites for the Swedish Rock Festival. Playing with them is Dave Dunlop, Rik Emmett‘s guitarist on his solo tours.

2010: The Barenaked Ladies premiere their new song “You Run Away” while pandering themselves on “The Bachelorette.”

2011: Neil Young is on stage in Santa Barbara, California at the Santa Barbara Bowl for the first of a two night stand with a reformed Buffalo Springfield.

2012: Gary Fjellgaard plays to a packed house at the Community Centre in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

2012: Danko Jones and Exciter are among those taking the stage in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2014: Saga is the only Canadian group on the card at the Sweden Rock Festival in Norje Havsbad.

2014: The Sound of Music Festival kicks off in Burlington, Ont. On the card over the next four days are Sheepdogs, Kim Mitchell,Colin James,Coney Hatch, Sadies, Stampeders, Teenage Head, Trooper,Chilliwack, Carol Pope, Gord Downie of Tragically Hip, Maestro Fresh Wes, andAshley MacIsaac, among a dozen or so others.

2017: Helix is the only Canadian group on the card at the Sweden Rock Festival in Norje Havsbad.

2019: It’s the second of a three night stand for Lex Justice at Blues on Whyte in Edmonton.