This Day in History: 2022-08-07

Aug 7
1957: The Mandala are in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the inaugural Schaefer Music Festival.

1969: A version of The Stampeders top Canada’s RPM singles chart with “Sweet City Woman,” starting a three-week run.

1974: Lenny Breau is in Nashville, recording with jazz great Buddy Emmons. The sessions are released as the MINORS ALOUD album.

1978: April Wine closes out a two-week run at #50 on Billboard\’s chart with “Enough Is Enough.”

1982: Aldo Nova is on Billboard’s list for the second and last time, peaking at #65 with “Foolin’ Yourself.”

1986: BTO is in Barrie, Ontario for a show at Molson Park.

1989: In a ceremony outside Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Blue Shadows perform for free outside A&B Sound in Vancouver.

1996: Anvil performs at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany. The show finds its way to DVD in 2004 as one-half of BACK TO BASICS.

1998: Cruzeros release their second album, EL NINO.

2001: Hawksley Workman.

2009: Headpins, Streetheart are in Regina for the Queen City Ex.

2011: Billy Talent released the single, “Surprise Surprise.”

2014: The three-day Rockin’ River Rockfest outside Mission, BC begins. On the card are Terri Clark, Gord Bamford, and Lee Aaron, Streetheart are in Grand Forks, BC for CannaFest.

2015: Sister Grace and The Blue Mules are among the artists kicking off the annual Dog Patch Music Festival, outside Loon Lake, Sask.

2015: The Dead South are at home in Regina for the Folk Festival.

2019: Madchild see their DOPE SICK album certified gold.