This Day in History: 2022-01-02

Jan 2
1900: The Berliner Company, owned by Emile Berliner, the inventor of the gramophone, began manufacturing 7″ single-sided records at a plant in Montreal, where he continued to do so until 1924, when he was bought out by The Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA Victor).

1912: Barbara Pentland, one of Canada’s first composers to use avant-garde techniques, is born in Winnipeg.

1944: The CBC’s Dominion Network begins broadcasting across Canada. Broadcasting in the evenings only, programs were generally of a lighter nature than the network’s rival, Trans-Canada.

1955: Glenn Gould makes his US debut at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC.

1957: Sentinel guitarist Sandy Lawson is born in Montreal.

1966: Young Candians release the single, “Joker.”

1967: Jackie Shane is at the Sapphire Tavern in Richmond, Ontario for the first of a four-night run.

1967: Gordon Lightfoot sees “Spin Spin” peak at #52 on the Canadian top 100.

1975: Guess Who are on the Dutch TV show Top Pop, where they lip-synch “Dancin’ Fool” and a couple other tracks.

1980: Quebec country singer Roland Lebrun, popular during the Second World War, dies in Quebec City at the age of 60.

1981: Whiskey Howl is in Toronto for the first of a two night stand at El Mocambo.

1981: Max Webster are in Montreal for the first of a two night stand at Le Club.

1982: Wildroot Orchestra peaks at #22 on the Canadian AC chart with “Town Without Pity.”

1986: Voivod release their two-song EP, COCKROACHES.

1992: Anvil release their new album, WORTH THE WEIGHT, guitarist Sebastian Marino’s ony record with the band.

1993: Snow releases the single, “Informer.”

2005: Ann Mortifee releases her new album, INTO THE HEART OF THE SANGORA.

2005: Chilliwack releases the ANTHOLOGY collection on Renassaince Records.

2007: Drumming for Crash Karma becomes a side gig, when Jeff Burrows (ex of The Tea Party begins a regular shift at CKUE-FM (The Rock) in Chatham, Ontario.

2012: No longer a duo, Mississippi Live & The Dirty Dirty release their debut album as a foursome, WAY DOWN HERE.

2019: From Within release their new single, “Ghost Man.”

2020: The Chris Blake Project releases their new single, “Useless.”