This Day in History: 2022-07-25

July 25
1930: Maureen Forrester is born in Montreal.

1945: Ken Tobias is born in St John, NB as Kenneth Wayne Paul Tobias.

1954: Red Rider‘s Ken Greer is born in Toronto.

1964: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #21 with “I Stepped Over The Line.”

1966: Gordon Lightfoot‘s “Spin Spin” is the top selling Canadian single that week, selling 3,311 copies nationwide.

1969: The Guess Who are on the card at the Seattle Pop Festival, the only act to appear all three days.

1969: New York’s Fillmore East is the scene as Neil Young appears with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time.

1974: John Rutsey plays his last show with Rush, at the Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in San Antonio for a show at the Municipal Auditorium.

1980: Goddo is in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore.

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

1987: Dan Hill releases the single, “Can’t We Try.”

1992: Queen City Kids close out a three-night stand in Edmonton at Peoples Pub.

1994: Neil Young releases SLEEPS WITH ANGELS. The record’s harder-edged sound nods to Seattle grunge rockers and pays tribute to the late Kurt Cobain.

1995: George Fox‘s “First Comes Love” tops Canada’s country singles chart.

1998: In a ceremony in Wingham, Ontario, Bill Mankiss is awarded a Tribute & Pioneer Award by the Canadian Barn Dance Historical Society.

1999: Our Lady Peace takes the stage at Woodstock ’99.

2000: Treble Charger releases the WIDE AWAKE BORED album.

2000: Finger Eleven releases THE GREYEST OF BLUE SKIES album.

2005: David Wilcox and a reunited Thundermug play the final night at Rock The Park in London, Ontario, which was extended to four nights based on the previous year’s turnout.

2006: Thor releases the DEVASTATION OF MUSCULATION album.

2008: 125 groups and artists take the stage at Pemberton, BC, for the three-day Pemberton Music Festival.

2008: Frank Marino is in Williamsville, NY for a show at Club Infinity.

2013: Marinol Nation hold a release party for their new album, SUBURBIA AND MINIVANS at Ups and Downs in Sarnia, Ontario.

2014: Helix and Headpins are in Truro, NS for a show at the Rec Centre.

2015: Platinum Blonde perform at the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival in Vancouver.

2015: During a flight from Toronto to Detroit on Air Canada, Bryan Adams\’ guitar is vandalized. The airline looks into it, but the case is never solved.

2017: Steadies guitarist Justin Lee dies at the age of 40, after being rushed to hospital following a heart aneurysm.

2019: Doug Helle releases his new video and single, “Love Hard,” which features Sarah Small.

2019: Iskwe release their new single and video, “Breaking Down.”