This Day in History: 2022-06-16

June 16
1940: Canadian wrestling legend and part-time country music star Sweet Daddy Siki is born in Montgomery, Texas as Reginald Siki.

1946: Singer/songwriter Malcolm Tomlinson is born in Islworth, England.

1952: Gino Vannelli is born in Montreal.

1967: Paupers are in Monterey, California at the Monterey International Pop Festival.

1967: The Mandala are in Pittsford, NY for the first of a two-night stand at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

1970: In a ceremony in Ottawa, the Order of Canada is given to a number of people. Glenn Gould had earlier declined the award.

1972: Rush is in Scarborough, Ontario for the first of a two-night gig at Penthouse Motor Inn. Alex and Geddy are both underage.

1974: Mahogany Rush is in Montreal for a show at the l’association des locataires.

1976: Rush is in Evansville, Indiana, opening for Aerosmith at Roberts Stadium.

1977: Teaze opens for Triumph at the Bell Memorial Arena in Calgary.

1977: Burton Cummings performs at the Bottom Line Club in New York City, taped for radio broadcast.

1980: Bob Nolan, famous for writing “Cool Water” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” while with Roy Rogers, dies of natural causes at the age of 72.

1980: The Blues Brothers movie, featuring mostly a Canadian ensemble, premieres in Chicago.

1985: Bryan Adams tops Billboard’s chart with “Heaven.”

1983: Buzz Shearman, singer for Leigh Ashford and Moxy dies in a motorcycle accident.

1993: Lebert Lombardo, a member of the original Guy Lombardo orchestra, dies at his home off Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 88.

2000: Bryan Adams is in Tokyo to close out a two-night stand at The Nippon Budokan Hall. The shows end up on his LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN album a few years later.

2001: Neil Young & Crazy Horse are in London, England for a show at Finsbury Park.

2004: Matthew Good releases the WHITE LIGHT ROCK & ROLL REVIEW album.

2006: Alex Varughese from Sugakane plays the first of a two-night run at Starz with The JFR Project in Varughese’s hometown of Cold Lake, AB.

2010: Helix debuts their new video, “Monday Morning Meltdown” on YouTube.

2012: Coney Hatch is at The Rockpile in Toronto.

2013: The Edmonton Music Awards are held at the Royal Museum’s Music Theatre. Among the winners are Kingdoom for Heavy Metal Album of the Year for the record of the same name. Corb Lund, Jay Sparrow, and Wool on Wolves all win a few awards, as well.

2014: SOCAN holds its awards ceremony in Toronto. Gordon Lightfoot wins a lifetime achievement award, while Ian Thomas is awarded with national achievement honours. Fludd receives a Classic Award for “Brother & Me.”

2015: Walk Off The Earth release their SING IT ALL OFF album.

2016: Killjoys open for Soul Asylum in Burlington, Ontario at the TD Sound Stage during the Burlington Sound of Music Festival.

2017: Godson and The Trews are among the performers in Yellowknife, NWT to open the East Coast Garden Party.

2017: Original  Headstones drummer Mark Gibson passes away. An exact cause isn’t given.

2018: Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd are in Quesnel, BC for a show at The Occidental.

2018: A fundraising campaign is started to erect a ‘Home of Kenny Shields’ sign in Nokomis, Saskatchewan.

2019: Mr Mouray opens for The Jitters in Toronto at Hugh’s Room.

2019: As part of the CMAOntario Festival & Awards at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Gil Grand, Charlie Major, Jamie Warren, Kelly Prescott, Bobby Lalonde, and Randy Prescott and Tracy Brown all perform throughout the day.