1945: Neil Percival Young is born in Toronto.
1964: On his 19th birthday, Neil Young writes “Sugar Mountain,” where he reflects on his fleeting youth.
1965: Catherine McKinnon releases the album, THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL.
1966: The Paupers are in Toronto for a show at The Hawk’s Nest.
1968: Neil Young releases his self-titled debut solo album.
1970: Bruce Cockburn is in Thunder Sound Studios in Toronto, working on what would become his HIGH WINDS WHITE SKY album.
1979: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what becomes the WHAT’S NEXT album.
1982: Coney Hatch is in Portland, Oregon for the second of two shows in three nights at Memorial Coliseum, opening for Judas Priest.
1983: “Queen of the Broken Hearts” from Loverboy peaks on the Billboard chart at #34.
1983: HEADS OR TALES from Saga peaks on Billboard’s albums chart at #92.
1991: Voivod release their ANGEL RAT album.
1994: Econoline Crush release their debut EP, PURGE.
1996: Tragically Hip and Rheostatics are in Edmonton for a show at Northlands Coliseum.
1996: Cowboy Junkies release their album, SELECTED STUDIO RECORDINGS – 1986 – 1995.
1998: Steppenwolf is in Dodge City, Kansas for a show at the Civic Centre.
2004: Canadian Idol finalist Gary Beals is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a pair of shows at Mailbu Night Club. The shows follow his appearance at the local mall, where all the kids get to meet him, too.
2009: Mike Plume is in Edmonton for a show at The Starlite Room.
2011: Flamenco star Stephanie Pedraza releases her WHERE I REST album.
2012: Mike Plume is in Edmonton for a show at The Haven. Clayton Bellamy joins him onstage for a few songs.
2014: Corb Lund reunites with The Smalls for a show at Brixx in Edmonton.
2015: Death metal specialists Kataklysm are live at the Mod Club in Toronto.
2015: Old Man Canyon kick off their North American tour in LA at the Troubador. Along with them are the Paper Kites.
2015: Terri Clark is the entertainment at Rexall Place as Edmonton hosts the Canadian Finals Rodeo.
2015: The Thor video documentary – “I Am Thor,” is released.
2016: Doug Edwards (Skylark, Chilliwack) dies at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.
2017: “Long Time Running,” the music doc featuring The Tragically Hip is broadcast nationwide by the CBC.
2018: Headstones are with Matchstick Skeletons in Medicine Hat, Alberta for a show at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.
2018:George Canyon is in Winnipeg for a show at the Burton Cummings Theatre.