This Day in History: 2022-08-25

Aug 25

1949: World-renowned composer Fariborz Lachini is born in Iran. He migrates to Canada in 1988 following the Islamic Revolution.

1957: Paul Anka sees “Diana” top the UK pop chart.

1967: The Fifth release the single, “Yesterday’s Today.”

1974: Steppenwolf release their SLOW FLUX album.

1974: Original Caste release the album, BACK HOME.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in St Louis, MO for a show at Kiel Auditorium.

1978: Peter Chipman is among the guests on teh season finale of The Raes Variety Hour.

1980: Jenson Interceptor release the single, “Tiny Thing.”

1981: Leyden Zar release their self-titled debut album.

1981: Peter Pringle is in Ottawa for a show at Lansdowne Park.

1982: Coney Hatch is in Toronto, opening for Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick at the CNE Grandstand.

1983: Coney Hatch opens for Fastway and Iron Maiden in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

1984: The Dice release the single, “Chayla.”

1984: Thor is in Leeds, England for the Reading Music Festival.

1988: Belinda Metz releases her ELECTRIC SPLASH album.

1989: Fiddle great Al Cherney succumbs to lung cancer at the age of 56.

1989: Andrew Cash releases the album, BOOMTOWN.

1990: Helix peaks on Billboard’s albums chart at #179 with BACK FOR ANOTHER TASTE.

1995: The Rankin Family release their ENDLESS SEASONS album.

1998: Warner Music releases the third live Harem Scarem album in as many years, with LIVE AT THE SIREN.

1999: “Forever In Love,” Shirley Myer’s duet with Duane Steele peaks at #9 on the Canadian country chart.

2008: Frank Marino is in Phoenix for a show at Rhythm Room.

2009: The Mike Plume Band is on the stage at Telus Field in Edmonton.

2011: Todd Kerns is in Vancouver for a show at Media Club.

2011: Streetheart is on the stage at Whoop Up Days in Lethbridge.

2013: Rick Halisheff is in Kelowna, BC for a show at Memphis Blues BBQ House.

2016: The Letdowns release their new album, BETTER THAN NOTHING.

2016: Sum 41 release the first single from their new single, “War.”

2018: Helix and Lee Aaron are in Lethbridge, Alberta for a show at Pioneer Park.

2018: Early fiddle legend Ned Landry dies at the age of 97.

2018: Headpins and Sass Jordan are in Neguac, NB for a show at the Sportsplex Arena.

2019: Teaze plays the Maritimes for the first time in 39 years, when they take the stage at Queens Emera Centre, in Liverpool, NS. Headlining is Honeymoon Suite.

2019: Randy Bachman is in Derry, NH, for a show at the Tupelo Music Festival.

2019: The Insane and the Criminal release their new single, “Best Never Girlfriend.”

2019: WIthout Fate release their new single and video, “Rise of Rebellion.”

2019: The Frank Cosentino Band is home in Toronto for a show at the Linsmore Tavern.

2019: Mitch Podolak, the founding artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1974, instrumental in founding other festivals across Canada, radio host, and member of the Order of Manitoba, dies peacefully in a Winnipeg hospital of natural causes. He was 71.