This Day in History: 2022-01-07

Jan 7
1943: Bruce Innes of The Original Caste is born in Calgary.

1950: Hank Snow makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

1963: One of Canada’s best-known dance halls, Toronto’s Palace Pier in Toronto, is destroyed by fire.

1971: Neil Young performs solo at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver for the second of three sold out shows, the first Canadian dates since he joined Buffalo Springfield in 1965.

1972: The Guess Who‘s “Sour Suite” peaks on the Canadian charts at #20.

1972: Paul Anka‘s “Do I Love You” peaks at #10 on the Canadian singles chart.

1974: Wide Mouth Mason‘s Shaun Verreault is born in Saskatoon.

1977: Rush‘s “Fly By Night” enters the US chart at #40.

1981: Bim is in London, England for a show at the BBC studio.

1981: The Police play the first night of a North American tour at The University of Montreal. Backing them is Blue Peter.

1989: Cowboy Junkies are on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, where they perform “Sweet Jane.”

1992: After 22 years and 30 albums, Capitol Records announces it won’t be renewing its contract with Anne Murray.

2002: Sum 41 release their second single, “Motivation.”

2006: Lee Aaron and her husband John welcome their second child into the world, Jeff Forrester Cody Armstrong.

2009: Drummer Pat Pengelly announces he’s leaving Bedouin Soundclash.

2010: Ian Tyson begins a three night run at Edmonton’s Horizon Stage.

2011: Avril Lavigne releases the single “What The Hell.”

2013: Dallas Smith releases the single, “What Kind of Love.”

2017: Co-written by Patricia Conroy, Reba McEntire’s new single, “God and My Girlfriend,” is released.

2020: Rush’s drum-deity Neil Peart passes away at the age of 67, following a three-year battle with glioblastoma – a form of brain cancer.

2022: The Weeknd has officially dropps his latest album, Dawn FM (XO/Republic Records).