This Day in History: 2022-06-23

June 23
1920: Dixieland jazz saxophonist and bandleader Lance Harrison is born in Vancouver.

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.

1981: Rush and Goddo are in Vancouver for a show at Pacific Coliseum.

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.

2016: Prism and Holly Woods & Toronto are in Medicine Hat, Alta for the Cars and Guitars rock festival at the Canalta Centre.

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.