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From Dan Akroyd to Mike Myers,  there has always been a strong Canadian presence at NBC's Saturday Night Live. With guest hosts like Seth Rogan and Rick Moranis, and the show's creator, Lorne Michaels, the maple leaf finds a way every season to rear its pointy, leafy head. But what about Canadian musicians? Well, look no further than this timeline to discover every Canadian musical act ever to appear on the legendary variety show.

The '70s 

Jan. 10, 1976 − Anne Murray / Host: Elliott Gould
May 22, 1976 − Gordon Lightfoot / Host: Buck Henry
Oct. 30, 1976 − The Band / Host: Buck Henry
March 10, 1979 − Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield / Host: Gary Busey

The '80s 

April 12, 1980 − Anne Murray / Host: Burt Reynolds 
Nov. 19, 1983 −Loverboy / Host: Jerry Lewis 
Feb. 9, 1985 − Bryan Adams / Host: Harry Anderson
Jan. 30, 1988 − Robbie Robertson / Host: Carl Weathers
Feb. 18, 1989 − Cowboy Junkies / Host: Leslie Nielsen
Sep. 30, 1989 − Neil Young / Host: Bruce Willis 
Dec. 2, 1989 − k.d. lang & The Reclines / Host: John Goodman

The '90s 

Jan .18, 1992 − Robbie Robertson / Host: Chevy Chase
Dec. 5, 1992 − Neil Young / Host: Tom Arnold
Feb. 19, 1994 − Crash Test Dummies / Host: Martin Lawrence
March 25, 1995 − Tragically Hip / Host: John Goodman 
Oct. 28, 1995 − Alanis Morissette / Host: Gabriel Byrne
Nov. 22, 1997 − Sarah McLachlan / Host:  Rudy Giuliani 
Oct. 24, 1998 − Alanis Morissette / Host: Ben Stiller
Feb. 6, 1999 − Barenaked Ladies / Host: Gwyneth Paltrow

The '2000s

May 6, 2000 − Neil Young /Host: John Goodman
Jan. 13, 2001 − Nelly Furtado / Charlie Sheen
Oct. 6, 2001 − Sum 41 / Host: Seann William Scott
Jan. 11, 2003  − Avril Lavigne / Host: Jeff Gordon
May 8, 2004 − Avril Lavigne / Host:  Snoop Dogg 
Jan. 22, 2005 −Ludacris & Sum 41/ Paul Giamatti
Dec. 17, 2005 − Neil Young / Host: Jack Black 
May 20, 2006 − Nelly Furtado / Host: Kevin Spacey
Feb. 24, 2007 − Arcade Fire / Host: Rainn Wilson
April 14, 2007 −Avril Lavigne / Host: Shia LaBeouf
Nov. 3, 2007 − Feist / Host: Brian Williams
Jan 30, 2010 − Michael Bublé / Host: Jon Hamm
Nov. 13, 2010 − Arcade Fire / Host: Scarlett Johansson
Oct. 15, 2011 − Drake / Host: Anna Faris 
Dec. 17, 2011 − Michael Bublé / Host: Jimmy Fallon

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Every Canadian musician ever to perform on SNL: a timeline

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