This Day in History: 2022-07-16

July 16
1903: Carmen Lombardo is born in London, Ontario.

1952: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #15 with “You Take The Future.”

1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful, featuring Maritimer Zal Yanovsky, release their No. 1 single, “Summer in the City.”

1967: Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Leonard Cohen are all in Newport, RI for the Newport Folk Festival.

1972: Charlie Chamberlain, who sang with Don Messer & His Islanders throughout most of his career, suffers a fatal heart attack in his Bathurst, NB home. He turned 61 two days earlier.

1975: Neil Young‘s TONIGHT’s THE NIGHT lp is released. It’s inspired by and dedicated to a pair of musical acquaintances who died of drug overdoses.

1977: Mahogany Rush is in San Antonio, Texas for a show at the Sam Houston Coliseum.

1977: Marg Osburne, most notable for her time singing with Don Messer & His Islanders, passes away at the age of 49.

1978: Prism is in Detroit for a show at the Royal Oak Theatre. It becomes the promotional LIVE TONIGHT album, available in both black and blue vinyl.

1980: DOA are in Toronto closing out a two-night stand at the Cabana Room.

1980: Streetheart opens for AC/DC in Vancouver.

1980: Streetheart is in Vancouver for a show at Pacific Coliseum, opening for AC/DC.

1980: Doug & The Slugs are in Courtenay, BC for a show at The Civic Theatre.

1980: Teaze is in Calgary for the second of two nights at Frankie and Johnny’s.

1980: FM and Frank Soda & The Imps open for The Who at CNE Stadium.

1988: It’s a fairy tale wedding of royalty in Edmonton, as Wayne Gretzky marries actress Janet Jones. The reception entertainment is The Lincolns. Glass Tiger was initially asked, but were unable to commit.

1990: Michelle Wright releases her self-titled sophomore album.

1990: Offenbach founder Gerry Boulet dies of cancer at the age of 44.

2000: At the Craven Rock Fest in Craven, Sask, a new version of Fist is among the performers.

2004: Loverboy headlines the second night of the Big A$$ Border Bash in Cold Lake, AB. The Stampeders learn the phrase ‘military time’, when their encore is interrupted by a mistimed Air Force skydiver demo.

2008: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Cleveland, Ohio for a show at Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

2012: Mindstorm release their FREE ‘N EASY album.

2014: Nominations are announced for this year’s CCMAs. On the list are Brett Kissell, Gord Bamford, Deric Ruttan, and Dean Brody.

2016: Streetheart is in Gimli, Manitoba for a show at the Beach Bash.

2017: Deric Ruttan and Terri Clark close out the four-day Country Thunder Saskatchewan festival in Craven.

2019: Mr Mouray release their new single and video, “Wild Women From Oshawa.”