This Day in History: 2022-01-18

Jan 18
1954: Mike Polly, lead singer for Sentinel, is born in Toronto.

1965: Robbie Lane & The Disciples release the single “Ain’t Love A Funny Thing.”

1965: Canadian Sweethearts peak on the Canadian country chart at #5 with “Stand Upon The Mountain.”

1965: Esquires‘ “So Many Other Boys” peaks on the Canadian chart at #9.

1969: Blood, Sweat & Tears release their second album, self-titled, and the first with David Clayton-Thomas. It tops the charts, helped by the singles “Spinning Wheel” and “And When I Die.”

1970: The Band is in Hamilton for a show at the McMaster University.

1971: Crowbar release their BAD MANORS album Stateside.

1971: CRTC regulations take effect, forcing Canadian radio stations to play at least 30% Canadian content from 6 am to 12 am. A song is considered Canadian if two of the following four characteristics are met; the music is composed entirely by a Canadian, the artist is Canadian, the song is produced in Canada, or the lyrics are written entirely by a Canadian.

1975: Chilliwack sees “Crazy Talk” peak at #98 on Billboard’s chart.

1975: Bond‘s single, “Dancin’ On A Saturday Night” cracks the Canadian top 20.

1975: BTO sees “Roll On Down The Highway” peak on Billboard’s chart at #14.

1981: Stanley Frank releases the single, “Love Like A Hammer.”

1982: LA mayor Tom Bradley declares today ” Bob & Doug McKenzie Day,” in honour of our hosers. Back bacon sandwiches and Moson Ale are served at the celebration.

1983: Bryan Adams releases his CUTS LIKE A KNIFE album.

1986: “Everything In My Heart” by Corey Hart is atop Canada\s singles chart.

1986: Kick Axe and Lee Aaron are in North Bay, Ontario for a show at the Memorial Arena.

1999: Barenaked Ladies top RPM’s singles chart for the end of a two-week run with It’s All Been Done.”

2001: Unidisc re-releases Ocean‘s two studio lps, PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND and GIVE TOMORROW’S CHILDREN A CHANCE on cd.

2004: Brothers Creeggan releases the TRUNKS album.

2008: Anvil! The Story of AnvilĀ  a Canadian rockumentary film about the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil was released

2009: Styx, featuring Lawrence Gowan, perform the American national anthem at the NFL’s American Conference championship game in Pittsburgh.

2010: Kate McGarrigle succumbs to cancer at age 63.

2010: It’s a celebration of Jack Bailey‘s life, as “Walk with Me”, a musical tribute is played at the Lakfefield Legion in Peterborough, Ontario.

2011: Helix releases the acoustic compilation, SMASH HITS UNPLUGGED in the US.

2011: Kim Wempe opens for Rawlins Cross at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, PEI.

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

2011: Bookakee release their debut album, INVASION OF THE DEPRAVED.

2014: Drake is the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

2014: Kim Mitchell is in Winnipeg for a show at The Oak.

2019: Helix, Killer Dwarfs and Syre are in Hamilton for a show at Eastend Bar. It’s a fundraiser for Helix’s drummer Greg Hinz, who’d suffered a head injury a couple months earlier.

2019: Rusty have an album release party in Toronto at Velvet Underground. DOGS OF CANADA is the band’s first album of new material in 20 years. Opening for them are Hex & The Discarded.

2020: Muffler Crunch is in Ottawa at House of Targ Pinball and Perogies. It’s a CD release party for THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, and also on the card are The Sick Things, Onionface, and In Heat.