This Day in History: 2024-04-12


April 12
1944: John Kay, vocalist and prime mover behind Steppenwolf, is born in Tilsit, Prussia, as Joachim Krauledat.

1945: Doug Riley is born in Toronto.

1954: Pat Travers is born in Toronto.

1962: Rob Baker, guitarist for Tragically Hip is born in Kingston, Ont.

1966: Bob Dylan and The Band appear in Sydney, Australia, the first of seven shows in Australia during a four month long world tour.

1968: Sugar and Spice are in Moose Jaw, Sask for a show at Temple Gardens.

1971: Steppenwolf sees their first ‘best of’ collection, STEPPENWOLF GOLD, certified gold.

1972: April Wine release ON RECORD, and its first single, “Could’ve Been A Lady.”

1981: Rush is in Fort Worth, Texas for a show at Tarrant County Convention Centre.

1984: Rush releases GRACE UNDER PRESSURE.

1985: Triumph is in Quebec City for a show at Le Colisee.

1988: Loverboy opens for Def Leppard at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1997: Mad Bomber Society is at home in Edmonton for a show at Rebar.

1999: “Love Song” becomes Sky’s only entry in RPM singles top 10 chart. It makes #1 for two weeks.

1999: Killjoys release the live album, ONENIGHT AND A MORNINGAFTER.

2005: Triumph re-releases the original version of the ROCK & ROLL MACHINE album, PROGRESSIONS OF POWER and SPORT OF KINGS on CD in the US through TML Entertainment.

2008: Sheepdogs release their sophomore album, SHEEPDOGS’ BIG STAND.

2011: Jimmy Rankin releases his FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD album.

2012: Buffy Sainte-Marie plays to a packed house at Chicago Theatre.

2017: The Edmonton Oilers skate on to the ice for their first playoff run in 11 years, to Tupelo Honey‘s “Can’t Stop.”

2019: Punch Drunk Cabaret, The House of Hush Burlesque, and The Swingin’ Seeds of Sin are in Edmonton for a show at The Station on Jasper.