This Day in History: 2022-07-21

July 21
1962: Lee Aaron is born in Belleville, ON as Karen Lynn Greening.

1967: The Amen return home to play in Sault Ste Marie for the first time since cutting their only 45 “Carnivals and Cotton Candy.”

1972: Big Wreck’s frontman Ian Thornley is born in Toronto.

1972: Paul Brandt is born in Calgary as Paul Rennee Belobersycky.

1973: Mahogany Rush is in Montreal for a show at John Abbott College Auditorium.

1978: Susan Jacks, Larry Evoy , Myrna Lorrie, and Ray Griff are on The Raes Variety Hour.

1979: Triumph releases JUST A GAME.

1979: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “Shadows In The Moonlight.”

1979: Mahogany Rush rock Oakland’s Coliseum at A Day On The Green.

1981: Bryan Adams releases his YOU WANT IT YOU GOT IT album.

1983: Streetheart is in Winnipeg for a show at The Norlander Pub, the first of a five night run. The show is taped and used for the LIVE AFTER DARK album later that year.

1984: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “Just Another Woman In Love.”

1984: Corey Hart is on Solid Gold, lip-synching “Sunglasses At Night.”

1986: Country legend Hank Snow returns to his home province of Nova Scotia. Premier John Buchanan proclaimed it “Hank Snow Week” during a luncheon in Halifax in his honour, with more than 500 people in attendance.

1988: The Parachute Club plays its final concert at Toronto’s Ontario Place. They would reform a few years later.

1990: Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell and The Band are among those performing in Roger Waters\’ performance of The Wall, at the site of the Berlin Wall.

1991: Kevin Costner might not have been believable as Robin Hood, but Bryan Adams\’ “Everything I Do” from the movie soundtrack tops Billboard’s chart.

1992: Goddo is in Edmonton for the second show at Peoples Pub in as many days.

1997: Julian Austin‘s first single, “Little Ol\’ Kisses,” reaches #1 on the Canadian country chart.

1999: goes public with an IPO. The stock price soars, making spokesperson Alanis Morissette worth nearly $42 million. She later sells off a portion of her holding in the company after the stock’s value dips.

2005: Long John Baldry, the British blues legend who helped launch the careers of Rod Stewart, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones, and later moved to Canada, dies at the age of 64 in a Vancouver hospital after a four-month battle with respiratory problems.

2005: 40,000 people are on hand at the second annual Rock The Park in London, Ontario. On the bill this opening night are Trooper and Randy Bachman.

2005: Merqury, a Queen tribute act featuring Canadian Johnny Zalytny, headline The Great Canadian Patio Party in Cold Lake, AB with Thunderstruck, argued as Canada’s best AC/DC knockoff.

2005: Pat Travers is in Vancouver for a show at Pacific Coliseum.

2006: Kim Mitchell, April Wine, and Saga are all on stage at the third annual Rock The Park in London, Ont.

2007: Helix releases THE POWER OF ROCK & ROLL album.

2009: Our Lady Peace release their BURN BURN album.

2012: Hometown girl Dahlia Wakefield sings the national anthem during the Edmonton Indy.

2013: Former Pepper Tree guitarist Rick Edgett, who\’d also done session work with the likes of Tobias, Doobie Brothers, and Chuck Berry, passes away from esophagal cancer.

2014: Loverboy headlines that day’s festivities at Klondike Days in Edmonton.

2015: Trooper is in on the mainstage at K Days in Edmonton.

2016: Billy Talent release the video for “Afraid of Heights.”

2017: Dan Davidson and Corb Lund kick off K Days in Edmonton.

2017: Witness Inc and Streetheart frontman Kenny Shields dies of heart problems while in a Winnipeg hospital.

2017: Neil Young guests on The Tonite Show, where he duets with Jimmy Falon on “Old Man.”

2018: Punch Drunk Cabaret is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at Grand Parlour Theatre.

2018: Mariana’s Trench frontman Josh Ramsay releases his first solos single, “We Should Be Friends.”

2018: Odds are in Edmonton for K Days at The Tim Horton’s North Stage.

2018: Darby Mills Project is on stage in Sicamous, BC for Summer Stomp.

2018: Randy Bachman is in West Hollywood for a show at The Troubador.

2018: Melvins, Modpods, and Yen Yen are in Vancouver for a show at The Venue.