This Day in History: 2022-01-12

Jan 12
1936: Early Newfie/country star Ben Weatherby is born in St John, NB.

1957: The Crew Cuts see “Young Love” enter the US singles chart at #34.

1968: Paupers are home in Toronto for a show at York University.Also on the bill are The Last Words and The Magic Circus.

1970: The Band appear on the cover of Time magazine. The headline reads “The New Sound of Country Rock,” which hails Garth Hudson as, “beyond question, the most brilliant organist in the rock world.” Ironically, the story is a feature on ‘American Music’.

1974: “Cousin Mary” by Fludd peaks at #11 on the Canadian chart.

1974: The Band’s “Ain’t Got No Home” peaks on the Canadian chart at #40.

1974: Terry Jacks‘ enters the Billboard pop chart with “Seasons In The Sun.”

1974: Ian Thomas makes his only appearance on Billboard with “Painted Ladies,” peaking at #34.

1978: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1979: Pointed Sticks open for Devo at the Commodore in Vancouver.

1981: April Wine release the NATURE OF THE BEAST album.

1983: Headpins open for KISS in Quebec City at Le Colisee.

1984: Sherry Kean releases the album, PEOPLE TALK.

1989: Connie Kaldor releases the album, GENTLE OF HEART.

1993: Triumph releases EDGE OF EXCESS in the US.

1993: Windham Hill Records releases BEST OF THE NYLONS.

1995: Neil Young is inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. He jams awhile later when Led Zeppelin is also inducted, performing a quasi-version of “When The Levee Breaks” with them.

1996: Michael Spires and Stuart Ellis of Misery each receive $200 fines after pleading guilty to assault in a Portland, Maine court after a pyro mishap at a concert left several people injured several months earlier.

1998: Robbie Robertson is the presenter as Allen Toussaint is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1998: Julian Austin sees “Diamond” peak at #3 on the Canadian country singles chart.

2000: Sarah McLachlan is appointed to the Order of Canada.

2001: The Guess Who are in Guelph, Ontario at the Guelph Sports & Entertainment Centre.

2002: Jimi B re-releases THROUGH THE EYES OF VINCENZO on CD.

2012: Russ Dwarf of Killer Dwarfs is with his new group, Persist, performing at The 515 Concert Club in Cambridge, Ontario.

2013: Harlequin is in Edmonton at the Century Casino.

2013: Faber Drive see the single, “Candy Store” peak at #71 on the Canadian singles chart.

2016: In Toronto, Holy Holy performs the entire MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD album at The Opera House, in tribute to David Bowie.

2018: Pursuit of Happiness celebrate LOVE JUNK’s 30th anniversary at the Danforth in Toronto. Steven Page and Craig Northey join the band onstage for “When Doves Cry.”

2023: Robbie Bachman, co-founding member and drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at the age of 69.