47 Years Ago, The Guess Who Became 1st Canadian Rock Band To Score #1 Hit

Published On May 9, 2017 | By Ryan Valdron | Afternoons

It was on May 9th of 1970 when The Guess Who landed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their smash-hit American Woman, becoming the very first Canadian rock band to do so. The track which was originally released on their album of the same name in early 1970, was later released in March as a single backed with “No Sugar Tonight”. Billboard also ranked American Woman #3 on their year-end list. 

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