This Day in History: 2022-01-16

Jan 16
1961: Country star Marie Bottrell is born in London, Ontario.

1961: Paul Anka sees “Story Of My Love” peak on Billboard’s pop chart at #20.

1965: The first Guess Who record (under that name) is released, Johnny Kidd’s composition “Shakin’ All Over.” To help break the stigma of being coined another British rip-off band though, the 45 is sent to radio stations, unmarked for the band title. It only says, “Guess Who?” in what would turn out to be a stroke of marketing genius.

1970: The Band is in Guelph, Ontario for a show at Guelph University.

1975: Chilliwack‘s RIDING HIGH album gets picked up by Sire Records and is released in the US. It’s repackaged as the third album to be self-titled.

1982: Saga sees “Wind Him Up” peak on the Canadian chart at #22.

1982: Chilliwack‘s “I Believe” enters the Canadian chart at #24.

1983: Mahogany Rush is in Orlando, Florida for a show at the Point After.

1986: Kick Axe and Lee Aaron are in Thunder Bay for a show at the Auditorium.

1987: Triumph plays the Metro Centre in Halifax, NS. The lineup features Rick Santers on guitars/keyboards, and the show is filmed as a live concert special. It finds its way to DVD in 2005 as “A Night Of Triumph.”

1988: “Only The Strong Survive” by Bryan Adams peaks on the Canadian chart at #19.

1994: “All For Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting tops Billboard’s chart, as well as Canada’s RPM’s chart.

1994: Bryan Adams is the first western entertainer to play in Vietnam since 1975 when he plays in front of 2,500 people in Ho Chi Minh City.

2000: John Morris Rankin is killed in a car collision on Cape Breton Island.

2001: A Foot In Cold Water‘s 1972 debut is re-released on CD.

2001: The 4 Lads‘ ’50s albums ON THE SUNNY SIDE and BREEZIN’ ALONG are released in one CD package.

2007: The Rankin Family release the reunion album entitled appropriately, REUNION.

2011: Kim Wempe opens for Rawlins Cross at The Playhouse in Fredricton, NB.

2016: Holly Woods is in Toronto for a show at The 40.

2015: Harpdog Brown is nominated for Harmonica Player of the Year for the Maple Blues Awards.

2017: Mother Mother’s Ryan Guldemond receives a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for co-writing Hannah Georgas’ chart-topping hit, “Don’t Go.”

2018: FKB release their new single and video, “My Bedroom.”

2020: Sons of Kain are in Vancouver for an unplugged show at Lanalou’s.