This Day in History: 2022-07-18

July 18
1949: Bassist Breen LeBoeuf (Chimo, Studebaker Hawk, Southcote, Offenbach, Brutus, Motherlode, April Wine) is born in North Bay, Ontario.

1950: Original Prism drummer Rocket Norton is born in Vancouver.

1960: Lisa Price is born in Chatham, NB.

1968: Blood Sweat & Tears open for The Who at the Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island.

1969: Buffy Sainte-Marie is in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1970: Dick Damron’s “Countryfied” debuts on the Canadian country chart at #43.

1974: Mahogany Rush is in Hamilton for a show at the Hamilton Arena.

1979: RUST NEVER SLEEPS by Neil Young is released. It peaks at #8 and is certified platinum (one million sales) a year later.

1981: Loverboy peaks at #55 on Billboard’s chart with “The Kid Is Hot Tonite.”

1987: Anne Murray peaks at #20 on Billboard’s country chart with “Are You Still In Love With Me?”

1991: Northern Pikes see their SECRETS OF THE ALIBI album certified gold.

1992: Bryan Adams headlines a show at Wembley Arena in London, England.

1995: Neil Young forms Vapor Records with his manager, Elliot Roberts.

1998: Cowboy Junkies peak at #98 on Billboard’s chart with “Miles From Our Home.”

2007: Kim Mitchell holds a CD release party at Toronto’s Hard Rock Cafe for AIN’T LIFE AMAZING, his first new studio release since 1999.

2007: Sum 41 release their UNDERCLASS HERO album.

2008: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in New York for a show at BB King’s Blues Club.

2009: The JFR Project releases their debut, NO SECOND CHANCE.

2010: Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor perform as a duo during the annual Folk on the Rocks festival in Yellowknife, NWT.

2012: Clayton Bellamy is at home in Bonnyville, Alberta, filming for CTV’s “Ground Breakers.”

2013: Influential jazz great Peter Appleyard dies of natural causes in his home in Eden Mills, Ontario, at the age of 84.

2013: Ex Killjoys frontman Mike Trebilcock is on the solo circuit, performing at Maxwell’s in Waterloo, Ontario.

2014: Hometown girl Alyssa Reid opens up Edmonton’s Klondike Days.

2015: A cancer awareness and fundraiser is held at The Sip in Regina for former Longtrain and Headpins bassist Danny Latham.

2017: Lorence Hud, writer of April Wine‘s “Sign of the Gypsy Queen” is arrested and charged with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace, careless use of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm, after a 28 hour standoff with police at his Verner, Ontario home.

2018: Anna Haverstock releases her debut album, COASTING IN DREAMS.

2019: Burton Cummings plays with Randy Bachman for the first time in a decade, when they perform at a fundraiser for the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto. It’s also announced Mr Dressup will be honoured and included in November.

2020: Streaming live from Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, BC, it’s ‘Ladies Sing The Blues’. Joani Bye, Nadine States, Leslie Harris, Catherine St Germaine and Amanda Dean, backed by Rob Montgomery and his All-Star Band.