This Day in History: 2022-06-17
1967: The Guess Who‘s “Pretty Blue Eyes” peaks at #52 on the Canadian top 100.
1967: “Stand Up Straight & Tall” by Jackie Shane peaks at #21 on RPM Magazine’s R&B list.
1967: The Mandala are in Pittsford, NY for the second of a two-night stand at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.
1967: The Mercey Brothers top Canada’s country chart with “Uncle Tom.”
1967: Barry Allen enters the Canadian chart with “I Know” at #86.
1972: Rush is in Scarborough, Ontario for the second of a two-night gig at Penthouse Motor Inn. Geddy and Alex are both underage.
1973: Steppenwolf‘s business manager, Joe Sayler, is shot in the arm by two intruders in his West Hollywood apartment. He recovers, and the culprits are never found.
1978: Randy Bachman is on American Bandstand, where he performs “Is The Night Too Cold For Dancin’?” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.”
1980: The Good Brothers are at Ontario Place Forum in Toronto. The show becomes part of their LIVE album later that year.
1985: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Summer of ’69.”
1987: The Jeff Healey Band debuts at #85 on Billboard with “Angel Eyes.”
2002: Sum 41 release the fourth single from their debut album, “Handle This.”
2003: 54-40 releases the album GOODBYE FLATLAND.
2003: The Trews release the three-song CD single EVERY INAMBITION.
2003: Bryan Adams releases the album, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN – recorded over two nights in Tokyo nearly three years earlier to the day.
2003: Finger Eleven releases their self-titled album.
2003: Sam Roberts sees his debut album, WE WERE BORN IN A FLAME, released in the US.
2006: Chalk Circle reunite for a show at Lee’s Palace in Toronto.
2006: Crackers are on the bill at the Pike Falls Classic Observation Run in Lanark, Ontario.
2008: Kensington Market reunite for a one-time only show at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.
2010: Hometown heroes mJFR Project hold a party at Edmonton’s Artery Nightclub in celebration of the release of the new single and video “As Long As You Burn.”
2014: The Long John Baldry compilation is posthumously released, THE BEST OF THE STONY PLAIN YEARS.
2015: What’s left of The Guess Who headline the night’s festivities in Winnipeg during the Red River Exhibition.
2015: Le Studio, the famed recording home for Rush‘s MOVING PICTURES album among many others, has been for sale since 2008 with no takers, when it’s put up for auction by the City. The starting bid is $18,000. It’s eventually bought by a private group whose intent is to restore it and turn it into a museum.
2016: Tragically Hip release their MAN MACHINE POEM album.
2017: Danko Jones is in Belgium for the Graspop Metal Meeting.