This Day in History: 2022-06-27

June 27
1942: Composer/pianist Frank Mills is born in Montreal.

1966: Lovin’ Spoonful, which features Canadian Zal Yanovsky peaks at #2 on RPM’s Top 100 list with “Jug Band Music.”

1970: Festival Express, a touring concert consisting of The Band, The Good Brothers, Mashmakhan, and Ian & Sylvia, among others, is in Toronto for the first of two days at CNE Stadium.

1975: Rush open for Symphonic Slam for the only time during a show at the Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.

1980: Downchild Blues Band is in Vancouver for a show at the Sagebrush Theatre.

1981: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “Blessed Are The Believers.”

1981: April Wine peaks at #57 on Billboard’s chart with “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen.”

1985: Lee Aaron releases her CALL OF THE WILD album.

1987: The “Shakin’ All Over Concert” in Winnipeg’s Convention Centre features ten of the city’s early rock bands, and features the likes of Neil Young performing with his Kelvin High School buddies The Squires, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Chad Allan, Dianne Heatherington, Fred Turner of Bachman Turner Overdrive and Brave Belt, and Kurt Winter.

1992: It was gone for a couple of weeks, now it’s back, as “If You Asked Me To” by Celine Dion tops Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1995: Godfather of grunge Neil Young and his disciples Pearl Jam release their collaborative album MIRROR BALL It peaks at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

1997: Econoline Crush release their THE DEVIL YOU KNOW album.

1998: Terri Clark peaks at #72 on Billboard’s country chart with “Now That I Found You.”

1998: Lisa Brokop peaks at #59 on Billboard’s country chart with “How Do I Let Go?”

2000: Sum 41 release their debut EP, HALF HOUR OF POWER.

2001: The Co-Dependents are in Calgary at Mecca Cafe in Calgary. The show becomes part of their LIVE RECORDING EVENT album.

2003: The Fables release their TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN album.

2003: Mike Ferbey of country music’s The Rhythm Pals dies of natural causes at the age of 77.

2006: Billy Talent release their BILLY TALENT II album.

2009: Neil Young is in London, England for a show at Hyde Park. Paul McCartney comes on stage and lends a hand during “A Day In The Life.”

2010: Susan Jacks is inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Vancouver.

2010: Sarah McLachlan‘s Lilith Fair returns after an 11 year hiatus in Calgary.

2013: The Dead South are at home in Regina for a show at The Exchange. It’s a CD release party for their debut EP, THE OCEAN WENT MAD AND WE WERE TO BLAME.

2014: Goddo and Coney Hatch are at the Portuguese Club in Cambridge, Ont. Goddo guitarist Gino Scarpelli tumbles and fractures his hip. Stepping in for the rest of the mini-tour is his son, Gene.

2014: Tea Party release their new single, “Water on Fire.”

2015: Rawlins Cross are on stage at Codapop Studios in Halifax.

2019: Ruth B’s new album, THE INTRO, is certified gold.

2019: NAV sees two singles, “Tap” and “Price On My Head” (featuring Weeknd) certified platinum in Canada.