This Day in History: 2022-06-23
1948: Myles Goodwyn, of April Wine is born in Woodstock, NB.
1960: At 20, Paul Anka becomes the youngest performer ever at the time to perform at New York’s Copacabana nightclub.
1962: Bobby Curtola peaks at #41 on Billboard’s chart with “Fortuneteller” – the first time he’s on the chart.
1970: Chubby Checker is arrested in Niagara Falls, Ont, and charged with possession of marijuana and hashish.
1972: Morse Code Transmission releases their second album, II. It’s their last English album for 11 years.
1974: Gordon Lightfoot‘s “Sundown” tops Billboard’s chart.
1975: Alice Cooper breaks six of his ribs after falling off the stage during a concert in Vancouver. Several dates on his “Welcome to My Nightmare” tour had to be cancelled.
1977: The B-Girls close out a three-night gig at the famed CBGB in New York.
1978: Anne Murray is in Vancouver for a show at The Orpheum.
1978: Burton Cummings is in Burbank, California, hosting “Midnight Special.” It’s the only time he hosted the show as a solo artist, and one of the guests is Randy Bachman. They each perform a few songs on their own, and come together for “American Woman.” It’s also the last time a Canadian hosts the show.
1985: Bryan Adams is on Solid Gold, lip synching “Cuts Like A Knife.”
1986: Claudja Barry’s “Love For The Sake of Love” peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #42.
1997: Rush‘s show in Mansfield, Mass at the Great Woods Centre is taped for the DIFFERENT STAGES lp.
1997: Our Lady Peace tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the first time. “Clumsy” stays there for three weeks.
2000: Neil Young is honored with a star on the Canada Walk of Fame.
2003: Sum 41 release the single, “Over My Head.”
2005: Helix re-releases NO REST FOR THE WICKED on CD in the US.
2007: Nelly Furtado peaks on Billboard’s singles chart at #86 with “All Good Things.”
2011: Gaye Delorme dies of a heart attack during a soundcheck in Calgary.
2013: The Mike Plume Band release the album, RED AND WHITE BLUES.
2014: Dallas Smith releases the single, “A Girl Like You.”
2015: Jay Semko releases his new single, “Who Cares?”
2016: Neil Young is in Paris for a show at Accor Hotel Arena.
2017: The Cathedral Social Hall in Saskatoon opens, and to celebrate is a four-night run with The Steadies.
2017: Burton Cummings is outside Enoch, Alberta to close out a two-night run at River Cree Casino.
2017: The Wooden Sky are in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall.