This Day in History: 2022-01-19

Jan 19
1933: Stu Mitchell (drummer for Wes Dakus & The Rebels) and then a solo country artist is born in Montreal.

1966: Bobby Kris & The Imperials release the single, “Walk On By.”

1969: Rush are at the Coff-In at the United Church in Toronto. They’re experimenting as a foursome, adding Lindy Young on keyboards.

1974: Murray McLauchlan‘s “Hurricane of Change” peaks at #9 on the Canadian pop chart.

1974: Keith Hampshire‘s “Big Time Operator” hits #11 on the Canadian chart. It’s the last time he’s in the top 20.

1974: Terry Jacks‘ “Seasons In The Sun” begins a four-week run atop Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1975: Max Webster opens for Rush for the first time in Delhi, Ontario at the Belgian Hall.

1983: Streetheart release their DANCING WITH DANGER album.

1985: Triumph is in Atlanta, Georgia for a show at The Omni.

1986: Loverboy is in Biloxi, Mississippi for a show at Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

1987: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Corey Hart makes it to #1 on the Canadian chart.

1993: George Fox’s self-titled debut album is certified gold in Canada.

1994: The Band is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

1995: Singer/songwriter Gene MacLellan, who penned “Snowbird” and “Put Your Hand In The Hand,” and sparked the careers of Anne Murray and Ocean, is found dead in his PEI home after an apparent suicide.

1998: Bryan Adams‘ “Back To You” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart.

2002: Early folk singer/songwriter Wade Hemsworth dies peacefully in a Montreal hospital at the age of 85.

2007: Denny Doherty of Mamas and Papas fame passes away from an abdominal aneurism in a Mississauga, ON hospital.

2010: Hawksley Workman releases the album, MEAT.

2010: Roy Forbes releases his GOING HOME album.

2013: Hometown heroes The Frank open for Kim Mitchell at Z99 Radio’s 25th birthday bash at The Sheraton in Red Deer, Alberta.

2016: Blue Rodeo is in Edmonton for the first of a two-night stand at the Jubilee Auditorium.

2018: Honeymoon Suite is in Enoch, AB for a show at River Cree Resort & Casino.

2018: Anvil release their new album, POUNDING THE PAVEMENT.

2019: Sawbones and Stuck In Eleven are in Edmonton for a show at The Sound Lounge.

2019: Blues star Kat Danser plays to an enthusiastic audience at the Grande Parlour Theatre in Cold Lake, Alberta.

2019: Stygian Sky release the single, “Dreaming The State of Reality.”

2020: The Sam Moon Fest is held in Halifax at Monte’s Showbar & Grill. It’s a fundraiser after he’d had hip replacement surgery earlier in the month.