This Day in History: 2022-08-21

Aug 21
1932: “We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye” by Guy Lombardo tops Billboard’s chart.

1965: Zal Yanovsky and The Lovin’ Spoonful release their debut single, “Do You Believe In Magic?”

1969: Madrigal release the single, “I Believe In Sunshine.”

1971: The Stampeders top Canada’s singles chart with “Sweet City Woman,” ending a three-week run.

1970: The Guess Who are in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1971: Steppenwolf see “Ride With Me” peak at #52 on Billboard’s chart.

1972: A 13-night stand begins for Rush at The Gasworks in Toronto.

1982: Aldo Nova is in Victoria, BC at the Memorial Centre.

1982: Downchild Blues Band is in Toronto for the last of a three-night stand at El Mocambo. The shows are taped and become their live album the next year, BUT I’M ON THE GUEST LIST.

1982: April Wine is in Toronto for a show at the CNE Grand Stand.

1983: The Terry Crawford Band is in Toronto, opening for The Beach Boys at the CNE Grand Stand.

1996: Headstones release their SMILE AND WAVE album.

2000: Julian Austin sees “Forever Loving You” peak at #5 on the Canadian country chart.

2000: Harem Scarem releases LAST LIVE in Japan only.

2001: Cowboy Junkies release their BEST OFCOWBOY JUNKIES album.

2001: Nickelback release the single, “How You Remind Me.”

2001: Sum 41 headlines a show in Edmonton at Telus Field.

2003: Harem Scarem sees their HIGHER album released in Japan.

2006: Nickelback release the single, “Rock Star.”

2007: Hedley releases the single “She’s So Sorry.”

2007: Faber Drive release the single, “Tongue Tied.”

2010: Streetheart play Club Regent in Winnipeg as part of the Manitoba Homecoming Festival.

2011: Toronto rock a local club in Cornwall, Ontario.

2014: Ian Thomas plays at the RBC Theatre in Mississauga, Ont.

2015: The FKB Band open for The Trews outside Bonnyville, Alberta during Extreme Mudfest.

2017: Julio Biafore releases his new single and video, “Hey Baby Boo Baby.”

2018: Critical releases their new single, “Sixth Door.”

2019: The Common Chase release their new single, “Find My Way.”

2019: The Reklaws’ single, “Long Live The Night” is certified triple platinum.