This Day in History: 2022-01-05

Jan 5
1959: Buddy Holly releases “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” written by Paul Anka. The song is the last released by Holly, and goes on to number #3 in the UK, and #13 in the US.

1967: Buffalo Springfield’s show at Odine’s in New York City is cut short, when Stephen Stills and Bruce Palmer get into a fist fight on stage.

1967: Mashmakhan’s “As Years Go By” tops the Canadian portion of RPM’s pop chart.

1967: Jackie Shane is at the Sapphire Tavern in Richmond, Ontario closing out a four-night run.

1977: Chilliwack release their DREAMS DREAMS DREAMS album.

1978: The Cooper Brothers release their self-titled debut album.

1978: The Blues Brothers, featuring more Canadians than Americans, top the charts with BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES. The album goes on to sell two million copies.

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

1983: Terry Crawford wraps up recording of what would become the VIRGIN HEART album.

1985: Kick Axe and Lee Aaron are in Grande Prairie, Alberta for a show at the Sportsplex.

1985: Triumph is in Monroe, Ohio for a show at the Sports Arena.

1986: Kick Axe and White Wolf are in Medicine Hat, Alberta for a show at the Cypress Centre.

1991: “Where Does My Heart Beat Now” by Celine Dion is released. Although it’s her third single in English, it’s the first to be a hit, and it comes as no surprise to anyone it sounds a lot like everything else she’s done since.

2003: Avril Lavigne hits No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut release LET GO.

2003: King Biscuit Boy dies in his Hamilton, home.

2005: Corey Hart peaks at #67 on Billboard’s chart with “It Ain’t Enough,” the second time the song was on the chart, and the last time Hart appears on it.

2009: Blue Rodeo plays the first of two nights in Calgary to push their new record, ALL THE THINGS WE LEFT BEHIND.

2018: Dahlia Wakefield is in Cold Lake, Alberta for the first of a two night run at Casino Dene with The Villains.

2018: Killer Dwarfs sign with EMP Label Group, owned by Megadeth bassist Eavid Ellefson.

2020: Midnight Sparrows release their debut single and video,”Sans Regrets.”