This Day in History: 2022-01-13
1968: Neil Young is on the American charts for the first time, when Buffalo Springfield take his song “Expecting To Fly” there.
1971: Gordon Lightfoot is on The Johnny Cash Show, where he performs “When Uncle Bill Quit Dope.” He then joins an ensemble cast (everone on the show that night) for “One More Ride.”
1973: Keith Hampshire‘s cover of Manfred Mann’s “Daytime Nightime” peaks at #5 on the Canadian chart.
1973: Lorence Hud enters the Canadian pop chart for the first and only time, with the original version of “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen.”
1973: Les Emmerson enters Billboard’s chart for the only time as a solo artist with “Control Of Me.”
1975: I Mother Earth frontman Brian Byrne is born in Steady Brook, NFLD.
1980: Trooper‘s “3 Dressed Up As A 9” peaks at #12 on the Canadian chart.
1983: Neil Young kicks off his association with a new label, Geffen Records, with TRANS, an album of heavily synthesized, computer-generated songs interspersed with breezy love songs.
1983: Headpins open for KISS in Montreal at the Forum.
1992: Bryan Adams opens up his WAKING UP THE WORLD tour in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
1997: Our Lady Peace kick off the tour in support of CLUMSY at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario.
2004: A Toronto furniture store apologizes to the widow of Zappa for using his song “Watermelon in Easter Hay” without consent in a TV commercial, and settle the lawsuit out of court.
2006: Blue Rodeo begins a two-night stand in Stratford, Ontario at the Festival Theatre. The shows are taped and become the LIVE IN STRATFORD album.
2010: Faber Drive release the video for the single, “Give Him Up.”
2011: Finger Eleven release the music video for the new single, “Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me.”
2011: Kim Wempe opens for Rawlins Cross at the Rebecca Cohn Theatre in Halifax – the first of a seven night tour through the Atlantic in only nine days.
2012: Frank Wilks gives an acoustic performance at the Salty Dog in Toronto.
2016: Holly Woods is in Toronto for a show at The 40.
2017: Killjoys are in Toronto for a show at Horseshoe Tavern.
2017: Dahlia Wakefield & The Value Villains start a two-night stand at Casino Dene, outside Cold Lake, Alberta.
2018: The Jitters reunite at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Opening is Blair Packham, playing the majority of his new album, UNPOPULAR POP.
2018: The Celtic duo of Pierre Schryer (fiddle) and Adam Dobres (guitar) team up for a show at Beaver Point Hall on Salt Spring Island, BC.
2019: Sawbones is in Edmonton for a show at Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dance Hall.