2003 – Avril Lavigne walks away with four Junos at the Canadian awards ceremony, including New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Let Go. Shania Twain wins three Junos, including Artist of the Year.
2002 – Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his “Kulu Se Mama” composition on one of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s final recordings.
2000 – Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada’s Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and the best pop/adult album award for “Colour Moving and Still.”
1999 – Fresh from capturing two Grammys, Quebec-born Celine Dion dominates the 28th annual Juno Awards. Dion earns symbols of excellence in Canadian music in the categories of female vocalist, album and best-selling album, foreign or domestic, for Let’s Talk About Love, best-selling Francophone album for “S’il Suffisait D’Aimer,” as well as the international achievement […]
1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day in rock Awesome history! Neil Peart (pronounced /?p??rt/) OC, (born Neil Ellwood Peart, September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. He is best-known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada […]