This Day in History: 2022-07-14
1966: Ellen Reid, keyboardist for Crash Test Dummies is born in Winnipeg.
1969: At the Mississippi River Rock Festival, The Band is joined onstage when their former boss, Bob Dylan, joins them for a set. He’s jokingly introduced as “Elmer Johnson.”
1969: The movie Easy Rider debuts in theatres, featuring Steppenwolf‘s signature biker anthem, “Born To Be Wild.”
1969: Sugar and Spice release their single, “Something To Believe.” It takes two months to crack the top 100 on the RPM chart.
1970: Zal Yanovsky has his weenie immortalized by Plaster Caster Cynthia Albritton.
1973: The DeFranco Family make their first appearance on “American Bandstand,” performing “Heartbeat, It’s A Lovebeat.”
1975: Trooper releases their eponymous debut lp.
1978: Gary & Dave release their single, “Could You Ever Love Me Again?” – entering the RPM chart at #98.
1978: Donna & LeRoy Anderson are among the guests on The Raes Variety Hour.
1979: Nick Gilder peaks at #57 on Billboard with “You Really Rock Me” – the last time he’s on Billboard’s chart.
1979: Joni Mitchell‘s collaboration with jazz bass player and bandleader Charles Mingus, simply titled MINGUS. It’s released half a year after his death.
1982: Coney Hatch release their self-titled debut album.
1983: Prism release their BEAT STREET album.
1985: Bryan Adams is in Detroit for a show at Pine Knob Music Theatre.
1992: April Wine is in St Catharines, Ontario for a show at Route 66.
1994: Matt Minglewood is in Edmonton for the first of two nights at Peoples Pub.
1998: The Tragically Hip release the PHANTOM POWER album.
1999: Alanis Morissette is in London, England for a show at Wembley Arena.
2009: Billy Talent release their third album, appropriately entitled BILLY TALENT III.
2014: Loverboy release the new single, “Unfinished Business.”
2015: The Trews‘ drummer Sean Dalton announces he’s leaving the group.
2017: Rose Cora Perry is the only Canadian on stage in Nashville during the three-day SummerNamm festival.
2018: It’s day two of the Armstrong Metalfest at Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. On the card are some of the hottest underground metal bands, including Kataklysm, Sara Longfield, Neck of the Woods, and Apprentice.