This Day in History: 2022-06-22

June 22
1956: Allan Mix, bassist for Rhinoceros, Cheyenne Winter, and Skylark is born in Edmonton.

1959: Alan Anton, bassist for the Cowboy Junkies is born in Montreal.

1964: Bobby Curtola‘s “As Long As I’m Sure of You” enters the Canadian charts at # 16.

1968: “How’d We Ever Get This Way” by Andy Kim peaks at #21 on the Billboard singles chart.

1969: 50,000 people are in attendance for day two of the Toronto’s first rock festival, the Toronto Pop Festival, at Varsity Stadium. Headliners included The Band and Blood, Sweat and Tears.

1970: Steven Page, guitarist and vocalist best known for his work with Barenaked Ladies is born in Toronto.

1971: Joni Mitchell releases her BLUES album.

1974: “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the second straight week.

1974: Terry Jacks begins a two-week run at #68 after peaking on Billboard’s chart with “If You Go Away.”

1974: Rush is in Hamilton, closing out a six-night run at Duffy’s Tavern.

1977: It’s night two for the The B-Girls at the famed CBGB in New York.

1979: Streetheart and Max Webster are in Toronto for a show at Maple Leaf Gardens.

1980: Rush close out the ten-month PERMANENT WAVES tour with a show at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England.

1985: “Heaven,” by Bryan Adams begins a two week run at the top of Billboard’s Top 100.

1988: Honeymoon Suite is in London, England for a show at the Town and Country Club.

1995: The US-based Country Music Television video channel announces it’s obtaining a 20 per cent interest in Canada’s New Country Network.

1998: Dream Warriors release their anthology, A DECADE OF HITS – 1988 – 1998.

1999: Amanda Marshall releases her TUESDAY’S CHILD album.

1999: Great Big Sea releases their TURN album.

2003: Our Lady Peace win Best Video and Best Cinematography for “Innocent” at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Avril Lavigne wins Best International Video for “Sk8er Boi,” while Shania Twain grabs the MuchMoreMusic Award for the video to “Up!”

2003: Helix re-releases WILD IN THE STREETS in the US on CD.

2006: EMI Music re-releases Parachute Club‘s WILD ZONE – THE ESSENTIAL PARACHUTE CLUB on CD.

2009: Terri Clark releases her new single, “Gypsy Boots.”

2011: Rush is in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

2013: Helix is in Edmonton for a show at Yellowhead Casino.

2013: Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd headline the annual festival in Morinville, Alberta.

2014: The Edmonton Music Awards sees Tupelo Honey win Video of the Year for “Halo,” and Brett Kissell and Chloe Albert both take home a few awards of their own.

2015: Mars Bonfire is awarded the Cultural Impact Award by SOCAN during a ceremony in Toronto for Steppenwolf‘s “Born to be Wild”

2015: Dallas Smith releases the single, “Cheap Seats.”

2016: Headpins are in Medicine Hat, Alta for the Cars and Guitars rock festival at the Canalta Centre.

2017: Burton Cummings is outside Enoch, Alberta for the first of a two-night run at River Cree Casino.

2017: Quiet Crimes release the video and single for “Out of View.”

2019: Bif Naked and Big Wreck are in Beaumont, Alberta for the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival.

2019: Terry Sawbones Grant releases his new album, REJECTS while performing at the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival outside Edmonton.

2019: Raptors coach Nick Nurse shows off his guitar licks, joining The Arkells on stage during their show at Budweiser Stage on Toronto’s lakeshore.

2019: Maestro Fresh-Wes is among the performers at the Soundcheck Music Festival, at Kinsmen Park in Edmonton.

2019: Marshall Potts releases his new single and video for “Hearts In The Sky.”