This Day in History: 2022-06-09

June 9
1967: Jian Ghomeshi, of Tall New Buildings, Moxy Fruvous, and controversial CBC host, is born in London, England.

1973: Lisle‘s single, a cover of The Bee Gees’ “Sweetheart,” begins a 20 week run on the Canadian country chart, starting at #72.

1973: Rush is in Toronto for a show at Abbey Road Pub, closing out a six-night stand.


1977: Creed is in Belleville, Ontario at the Sun Valley Motor Inn for the third of a six-night run.

1977: Teaze opens for Triumph at the Coliseum in Prince George.

1979: Claudja Barry peaks at #56 on Billboard’s chart with “Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes.”

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

1980: Quickflight is at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, working on what would become their debut album.

1988: Bruno Gerussi’s Medallion is at home in Vancouver for an all-ages show at 86 Street Music Hall.

1989: China White is at home in Edmonton for a show at Cheers Pub.

1990: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #170 with UP TO HERE.

1992: Clarence (Big) Miller dies in Edmonton of a heart attack at the age of 69.

1995: Alanis Morrissette is in The NOB Studios in Hilversum, Netherlands, recording the acoustic tracks for a radio program that become the Japan-only SPACE CAKES EP.

1998: Neil Peart from Rush guests on sessions with Jeff Berlin that becomes Berlin’s CHAMPION lp later that year.

2001: Moxy is in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.

2004: Ray Materick releases his LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO album.

2005: Theresa Sokyrka‘s debut album, THESE OLD CHARMS, is certified gold.

2007: While touring Europe, KD Lang appears on ‘The Dame Edna Treatment’ TV show, where they perform “I’m Every Woman.”

2007: Nickelback is the only musical entry in that year’s Canadian Walk of Fame ceremonies in Toronto.

2012: Saga release their new album, 20/20.

2018: Howzat, Eklectik, and After The Lounge are in Niagra Falls, Ontario for a show at the Hard Rock Cafe.

2018: Dirt Road Angels are in Cold Lake, Alberta as the entertainment following the annual Stampede at Exhibition Park.

2019: Crowbar‘s frontman Kelly Jay Fordham suffers a massive stroke. He passes away later in the month at age 77.