This Day in History: 2022-06-11
1960: Brad Kilburn, bassist for Brandon Wolf is born in Calgary.
1974: Justin Paige releases his first single, “Who’s Been Messing With Sally?”
1974: Ray Materick releases his sophomore album, NEON RAIN, as well as its first single, “Linda Put The Coffee On.”
1976: Rush play the first of three nights in Toronto at Massey Hall. The taping becomes part of ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE.
1977: Creed is in Belleville, Ontario at the Sun Valley Motor Inn for the fifth of a six-night run.
1977: Chilliwack peaks at #142 on Billboard’s albums chart with DREAMS DREAMS DREAMS.
1980: Rush is in Glasgow, Scotland for the second night at The Apollo. It’s taped and becomes part of the EXIT STAGE LEFT album.
1983: The Viletones are at Larry’s Hideaway in Toronto. The show becomes their SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING album.
1983: Paul Anka is on Solid Gold, where he lip synchs “Hold Me ‘Til The Morning Comes.”
1983: Blue Peter is in Toronto for a show at The Village Pump.
1985: Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay is born in Vancouver.
1987: Anvil’s STRENGTH OF STEEL album is their first for new label Metal Blade Records, and peaks on the Billboard chart at #191. It’s their only record to make the top 200.
1989: Around 8,000 people show up for a free concert on the banks of the Oldman River in southern Alberta to protest the construction of a dam. Among the performers are Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, and Murray McLauchlan.
1991: Chrissy Steele is in New York for a show at Cat Club.
1991: Brian Greenway performs a show at the Fuzzy Pub in Laval, QB. The show is taped for a television special called “Brian Greenway & Friends.” The friends include April Wine & Mashmakhan-mate Jerry Mercer, Jeff Nystrom from Kick Axe and others.
1993: Harem Scarem releases their sophomore album, MOOD SWINGS.
1993: Northern Pikes are in Toronto for a show at The Music Hall. It’s taped and winds up as part of their live GIG album later that year.
2000: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.
2002: The Tragically Hip release their IN VIOLET LIGHT album.
2002: Michelle Wright is in Zambia, filming a documentary for World Vision.
2002: Corb Lund releases his FIVE DOLLAR BILL album.
2002: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Here I Am.”
2005: Kim Mitchell is in Norje Havsbad for the Sweden Rock Festival.
2010: Duane Steele is in Red Deer, Alberta for the second of a two night run at The Matchbox.
2011: It was supposed to be a full reunion, but tonite in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonaroo Music Festival is the last show for a reformed Buffalo Springfield.
Neil Young decides he’s tired of living in the past after seven shows in 11 days.
2011: Lee Aaron is in Solvesborg, Sweden for the Sweden Rock Festival.
2013: Kingdoom is in Gatineau, Quebec for a show at Le Salle Jean Desperez.
2016: Kim Mitchell is in Rama, Ontario for a show at Casino Rama.