This Day in History: 2022-07-05

July 5
1943: Robbie Robertson is born in Toronto as Jaime Royal Klegerman.

1949: Dave Beckett of Gary & Dave is born in Newmarket, Ontario.

1950: Michael Monarch, guitarist for Steppenwolf is born in LA.

1965: Canadian Sweethearts peak at # 7 on the Canadian country chart with “Lookin’ Back To See.”

1965: Bobby Curtola‘s “Walkin’ With My Angel” peaks at #3 on the Canadian chart.

1968: Harry Hess of Harem Scarem is born in Oshawa, Ont.

1968: 49th Parallel is in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for a show at Temple Gardens Dance Hall.

1969: Buffy Sainte-Marie is a guest on The Johnny Cash Show.

1970: The Festival Express concert, which includes The Band, Mashmakhan, and Ian & Sylvia, among others, ends with a stop in Vancouver.

1974: Anne Murray hosts “The Midnight Special” for the second time, where she also performs a handful of songs.

1975: Blood Sweat & Tears are the only Canadian act (sort-of at this point) in New York City during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1975: BTO peak at #21 on Billboard’s chart with “Hey You.”

1984: Corey Hart opens for April Wine in Sydney, NS at the Forum.

1985: Platinum Blonde release the ALIEN SHORES album, and what would become their only #1 hit in Canada, “Crying Over You.”

1991: It’s the only time they crack Billboard’s pop chart, when Candi & The Backbeat‘s “Friends Forever” enters at #62.

1992: Helix axeman Paul Hackman dies on the road in a tour bus accident.

1997: Trina Crewe from Corey & Trina succumbs to stomach cancer in a Calgary hospital. She was 56.

1998: Harem Scarem releases the BIG BANG THEORY album worldwide with two different covers.

2003: Chilliwack releases their live album, THERE AND BACK.

2004: Billy Talent release their new single, “River Below.”

2007: Fred Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels are in Bonnyville, Alberta for a show at the Lyle Victor Albert Arts Centre.

2008: Nickelback is at Mountain View Studios in Abbotsford, BC recording what would become their DARK HORSE album later that year.

2010: The original Coney Hatch reforms for a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.

2013: Rushcon 13, celebrating all things Rush, opens in Toronto at Massey Hall.

2013: Cold Lake, Alberta has its biggest concert ever, when Tragically Hip play at The Energy Centre.

2018: Singer/songwriter Carmen Campagne succumbs to cancer at the age of 58.

2018: Alice Hardy release their new single and video for their cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.”