This Day in History: 2022-06-19

June 19
1902: Gaetano Alberto (Guy) Lombardo, the first Canadian big band great is born in London, Ont.

1975: The Joe Mendelson and Rush show at Winnipeg’s Convention Centre is cancelled when Mendelson falls ill, reportedly of food poisoning.

1976: April Wine is in Ottawa for a show at the Civic Centre.

1977: Burton Cummings is in Chicago at WTTL Studios. The show is taped for the “Soundstage” TV show.

1978: Chilliwack release their LIGHTS FROM THE VALLEY album.

1978: Trooper releases their THICK AS THIEVES album.

1981: Harold MacIntyre releases the single, “Run Before You Crawl.”

1983: Triumph is among the performers in Houston at Texas Jam.

1982: Teenage Head peak at #23 on the Canadian chart with “Some Kinda Fun.”

1992: The Pursuit of Happiness are in LA at Sound City Studios, finishing up what would become their THE DOWNWARD ROAD album later that year.

1993: With special guests Tumblin’ Dice, Teenage Head is in Baldwin, Ontario for a show at Club Mirage.

1995: Tom Cochrane and Stompin’ Tom Connors are the entertainment at Telus Field following an Edmonton Trappers baseball game.

1995: Bryan Adams tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” for the fourth of a five-week run.

2000: Prairie Oyster releases their greatest hits album, STRING OF PEARLS.

2007: Avril Lavigne releases her single, “When You’re Gone.”

2011: Danko Jones drummer Dan Cornelius announces he’s leaving the band. He’s replaced days later by Atom Willard.

2012: Greg Keelor performs a solo show at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

2012: Corey Hart releases his new single, “Truth Will Set U Free.”

2017: Matt Blais releases his IN SHADOW AND LIGHT album.

2017: Tragically Hip are appointed to the Order of Canada for their contributions to Canadian music and social work.

2018: Aaron Pritchett releases his new single and video, “Take A Shot.”

2019: Confusionaires release their new single and video, “Many Miles To Go.”

2019: Doug Helle releases his new single and video, “You Woke Up Old Beside The Devil.”