This Day in History: 2022-08-06

Aug 6
1940: Early country star Myrna Lorrie is born in Fort William, Ontario as Lorraine Petrunka.

1941: Early 20th century pop star Henry Burr dies at the age of 59 from throat cancer in a Chicago hospital.

1950: Carole Pope of Rough Trade is born in Manchester, England.

1970: Steppenwolf appears at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

1971: Procol Harum record their live album with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on this day, with conductor Lawrence Leonard and the 24-member Da Ca Camera Singers at the Jubilee Auditorium.

1971: The three-day Rock Acres Peace Festival begins outside Madoc, Ontario. On the bill are Crowbar, Fludd, April Wine, Syrinx, Edward Bear, Steel River, Copperpenny, and Stampeders, among others.

1972: Mahogany Rush is in Shawinigan, Quebec for a show at Centre Culturel.

1978: Mahogany Rush is at the Meadowlands’ Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, opening for Journey, Ted Nugent and Aerosmith.

1979: Triumph released the single, “Hold On.”

1984: Patti Jannetta’s “I\’m Ready For Your Love” peaks at #15 on the Canadian AC chart.

1991: Harem Scarem releases their self-titled debut album.

1996: The Guess Who plays a show at West Arliss, Wisconsin. The show is taped and becomes part of THE SPIRIT LIVES ON album.

1996: American based What Are Records releases the Poppy Family‘s A GOOD THING LOST on CD.

1998: Wyckham Porteous is on stage at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

2002: Danko Jones opened for The Rolling Stones in Toronto at Palais Royale.

2006: Emerson Drive and The Cruzeros help close out the Big Valley Jamboree, outside Camrose, Alberta.

2007: Arcade Fire releases their new single, “No Cars Go.”

2011: Helix is in Ancaster, Ont at the Festival of Friends.

2013: Crash Kharma release their sophomore album, ROCK MUSIQUE DELUXE.

2014: Doug Jenson of Jenson Interceptor and The Feel Kings dies from ALS at the age of 59.

2015: Sass Jordan releases her new single, “Sun’s Gonna Rise.”

2015: The Steadies are in Fernie, BC for a show at the Wapiti Music Festival.

2018: Frank Trousdell releases his debut album, THE LONG ROAD HOME.

2019: Headstones release the single, “Leave It All Behind” from their upcoming new album, DROPPING FALL.

2019: Amadians release their new single, “Young Hearts Fail.”