This Day in History: 2022-01-08

Jan 8
1955: Mike Reno of Moxy and Loverboy is born as Joseph Michael Rynoski in New Westminster, BC.

1967: Buffalo Springfield is at Atlantic Studios in New York to lay down the tracks to “Mr Soul.”

1971: Neil Young performs solo in Vancouver, closing out a three-night stand at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre – the first Canadian dates since he joined Buffalo Springfield in 1965.

1977: Burton Cummings is on Billboard’s chart for the first time as a solo artist, when “Stand Tall” makes it to #10.

1972: Lighthouse peak on Billboard’s chart at #64 with “Take It Slow.”

1977: Wanka hosts a New Year Bash a week late at North Toronto Memorial Gardens.

1983: The Spoons are in Collingwood, Ontario for a show at the Collingwood Collegiate Institute.

1985: Luba opens for Bryan Adams at Massey Hall in Toronto, where his video for “Somebody” is shot.

1986: Corey Hart tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “Everything In My Heart.”

1989: The Canadian government declares Rush the country’s official “Ambassadors of Music.”

1994: 40,000 screaming fans show up in Bombay, India for a Bryan Adams concert, his first stadium show in over four years.

1995: Ronnie Hawkins celebrates his 60th birthday by throwing a party and concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall, where over a dozen musicians that played with him over the years appear. The show is released later that year as LET IT ROCK.

1997: Amanda Marshall releases the single, “Dark Horse.”

1997: The TV sitcom “Ellen” starring Ellen DeGeneres features a cameo by Jann Arden.

2007: Bob Segarini re-releases GOTTA HAVE POP, ON THE RADIO, and GOODBYE LA on Bullseye Records.

2007: Corey Hart re-releases the BANG! album.

2007: Susan Aglukark releases UNSUNG HEROES.

2007: Cruzeros release their third album, SCANDALOSA.

2008: Finger Eleven is on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” where they perform “Paralyzer,” their second time on the show.

2010: Ian Tyson is at Edmonton’s Horizon Stage for the second night of a three night stand.

2013: Shirley Matthews dies peacefully at the age of 70 in a Toronto hospital.

2015: Brett Kissell releases his new album, STARTED WITH A SONG.

2016: 54-40 release the compilation album, LA DIFFERENCE – A HISTORY UNPLUGGED.