This Day in History: 2022-06-14
1937: “The Happy Gang” troupe of musicians, led by singer pianist Bert Pearl, make their first broadcast on station CRCT, a CBC affiliate in Toronto.
1938: Pacific Salt‘s Ian MacDougall is born in Calgary.
1969: Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey are calling themselves Hadrian with bassist Joe Perna. They’re in Willowdale, Ontario for a show at the Northminster United Church.
1969: Gordon Lightfoot is a guest on The Johnny Cash Show.
1975: BTO tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for two weeks with “Hey You” for the second straight week.
1977: The Poles are in New York for a show at CBGB.
1979: Burton Cummings is in Kamloops, BC for a show at the Memorial Auditorium.
1985: Corey Hart releases the BOY IN THE BOX album.
1989: Bruce Cockburn receives an honorary doctorate of letters degree from York University in Toronto for his work in aid of humanitarian causes.
1997: Rush‘s show in Chicago’s World Music Theatre is taped for the DIFFERENT STAGES album.
2002: Michelle Wright is in Zambia, filming a documentary for World Vision.
2002: Headstones release their THE ORACLE OF HI-FI album.
2005: 54-40 releases YES TO EVERYTHING on True North Records.
2006: Chris Jan releases his album, FLY.
2007: Corey Hart releases WORDS LIKE WILDIRE.
2007: Finger Eleven is at the NHL Awards Show, where they perform “Paralyzer.”
2008: Billy Talent are in Oslo, Norway for the Norweigan Wood Festival. It’s the first time they play their upcoming single, “Turn Your Back.”
2010: Danko Jones releases his new album, BELOW THE BELT in the UK.
2011: Theory of a Deadman releae the single, “Out Of My Head.”
2011: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings release their seventh album, KINGS & QUEENS.
2012: Gordon Lightfoot is inducted in the American Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York.
2013: Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly release their LEARNING TO LOSE CONTROL album.
2014: Chilliwack is in Burlington, Ontario for the Sound of Music Festival.
2017: Annihilator is in Victoria, BC for the second of a two-night run at Distrikt Nightclub.
2018: Producer George Semkiw passes away peacefully at the age of 74.