This Day in History: 2022-07-02

July 2
1967: Gordon Lightfoot‘s THE WAY I FEEL album is certified gold.

1976: “Roxy Roller” (the original version) from Sweeney Todd tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the second week.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a show at Wings Stadium.

1978: Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo is born in Long Island, NY.

1979: Goddo is one of the few Canadian acts on the card at the Canadian World Music Festival at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.

1981: Triumph releases their ALLIED FORCES album.

1983: “Making It Work” from Doug & The Slugs ends a two week run on the Canadian chart at #29.

1991: Skydiggers release their self-titled debut album.

1994: April Wine and Moxy Fruvous are on the card at Mather Arch in Fort Erie, Ontario.

1997: Rush‘s show at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheater is recorded for the DIFFERENT STAGES album.

1999: Barenaked Ladies appear at the Oskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.

2001: Our Lady Peace release the single “Right Behind You.”

2001: Nickelback release the single, “Never Again.”

2002: Denny Doherty‘s 1971 debut solo album, WHATCHA GONNA DO is released on CD in Japan.

2002: Rik Emmett appears in New York at the prestigious Bottom Line Nightclub for a sold-out solo acoustic show. It also marks the release of his instrumental HANDIWORK album.

2005: Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Great Big Sea, Jann Arden, Our Lady Peace, Tragically Hip, Tom Cochrane, Sam Roberts, Simple Plan, Randy Bachman and the Carpet Frogs, and Bryan Adams are among the Canadians performing during “Live 8,” a festival designed to bring awareness to African poverty. That portion of the worldwide festival is seen in an Ontario corn field outside Barrie. Sara McLachlan appeard in Paris during that portion of the event.

2007: A lawsuit is filed by The Rubinoos, claiming Avril Lavigne ripped off their 1979 song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” when she wrote her hit “Girlfriend.”

2010: Brett Kissell plays in his own backyard when he opens up for Gretchen Wilson at the Energy Centre in Cold Lake, AB.

2011: Former Lakeland resident Clayton Bellamy comes home when he plays in Cold Lake, AB at Starz.

2011: Burton Cummings kicks off his US tour in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Casino.

2014: Loverboy releases their UNFINISHED BUSINESS album.

2016: Burton Cummings is in Rama, Ontario for a show at Casino Rama.

2018: Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall – referred to by many as Canada’s Carnegie Hall – closes for an expected two years for renovations.

2019: Sheepdogs see their single, “Feeling Good” and the self-titled album that spawned it, both be certified platinum for 100,000 sales.