This Day in History: 2022-01-04

Jan 4
1905: Henry Burr is in Victor Records’ New York studio, recording his first piece with them, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.”

1932: James F “Jimmy” Arnold of The 4 Lads is born in Toronto.

1956: Glen Gould releases his debut album, BACH: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS.

1959: Vanity is born in Niagara Falls, Ontario as Denise Katrina Matthews.

1960: Belinda Metz is born in Edmonton.

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

1967: Benjamin Darvill, harmonica player with the Crash Test Dummies, is born in Winnipeg.

1970: “And When I Die” by Blood Sweat & Tears peaks on the Canadian chart at #4.

1973: The Wackers release the SHREDDER lp.

1974: Bob Dylan and The Band open their American tour in Chicago. 660,000 tickets are available on the 40-show tour in 21 cities, although organizers received more than six-million applications for them.

1980: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what what become the WHAT’S NEXT album.

1984: Orval Prophet dies of a heart attack brought on by shovelling the snow. He was 61.

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

1987: A month of studio time comes to an end for Voivod. The result is the DIMENSION HATTROS album.

1993: Tragically Hip release their FULLY COMPLETELY album in the US.

1999: Alanis Morissette ends a six-week run atop the Canadian singles chart with “Thank U.”

2003: Shania Twain‘s “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” becomes Canada’s #1 single, where it stays for only one week.

2005: Bullseye Records releases Bruno Gerussi’s Medallion‘s their only album, IN SEARCH OF THE FOURTH CHORD, along with a few bonus tracks.

2009: Sum 41 announce they’ve hired ex-Gob guitarist Tom Thacker as the permanent replacement for departed Dave Baksh. Thacker had actually been filling in for a couple of years at this point.

2011: Originally out a few months earlier on CD, The Creepshow put out THEY ALL FALL DOWN on vinyl.

2013: George Canyon‘s duet with Jim Cuddy, “Pancho and Lefty” is released.

2020: Matt Blais closes out a two night run at Peaks Grill in Golden, BC.

2020: Luke & The Apostles are in Toronto for a show at Hugh’s Room, along with