This Day in History: 2022-01-03

Jan 3
1939: Dianne Brooks is born in Newark, New Jersey.

1966: Geoffrey Waddington, conductor and founder of the CBC Symphony Orchestra, dies in Toronto at the age of 61.

1966: Rhythm Pals are on the Canadian country chart for the first time, hitting #3 with “Iron Town,” a decade since their show of the same name was cancelled by CBC TV.

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

1970: The Band peak at #25 on Billboard’s chart with “Up On Cripple Creek.”

1970: On American Bandstand, Dick Clark hosts an entire show dedicated to Steppenwolf, where they’re interviewed and play a few songs.

1971: The first Canadian production of the rock musical “Hair” closes at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre after a run of more than a year.

1974: The Band kick off a six-week tour with Bob Dylan at Chicago Stadium. It’s Dylan’s first American tour in eight years. Organizers had received over six million applications for the 660,000 tickets total.

1975: The Guess Who are hosting “Midnight Special” for the second time.

1976: BTO end a two week run at #43 on Billboard’s chart with “Down To The Line.”

1981: Max Webster are in Montreal to end a two night stand at Le Club.

1981: Whiskey Howl is in Toronto to close out a two night stand at El Mocambo.

1986: Kick Axe and Lee Aaron are in Edmonton for a show at the Jubilee Auditorium.

1993: It’s announced that Toronto’s Gasworks Tavern, a pivotal part of the movie “Wayne’s World,” will be closing after 25 years. Following a benefit show a week later, the club’s 20 staffers announced plans to renovate the club and reopen it in a few months.

1994: “Please Forgive Me” by Bryan Adams is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the fifth of a five-week run.

2001: Gord Bamford releases his debut album, GOD’S GREEN EARTH, independently.

2003: Ryan Malcolm and “Something More” ends an 11 week run atop the Canadian pop chart.

2006: Ten different groups and artists come together for the SECONDHAND SMOKE – A TRIBUTE TO FRANK MARINO album.

2007: Carole Pope re-releases her TRANSCEND album.

2009: Tupelo Honey release the single, “Then Came You.”

2013: Frontman Adam Gontier announces his departure from Three Days Grace.

2013: Moe Koffman dies of cancer at the age of 71.

2015: Matthew Kane plays at Ten26 in Toronto.

2015: Bob Burrowsis in Newmarket, Ontario with his new band Burrows and Company, playing at Col Mustard’s.

2018: Road Hammers release their new single, “All Your Favourite Bands.”

2018: Powerclown (a Vancouver based Iron Maiden tribute in clown paint) frontman Danny Whitmore is arrested in Tokyo. Airport officials found $7 million worth of cocaine in a false bottom of his guitar case.

2019: Headstones celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album PICTURE OF HEALTH, with a new remastered edition. Featuring three demos and a re-recorded version of “Skin Me Alive.”

2019: Sunfaded release their debut single, “What Do You Do?”

2020: Matt Blais is in Golden, BC for the first of a two night stand at Peaks Grill.

2020: Justin Beiber releases his new single, “Yummy.”