This Day in History: 2022-01-23

Jan 23
1950: Kevan Staples of Rough Trade is born in Toronto.

1968: Neil Young releases his self-titled debut. It fails to make the top 200 in the US.

1970: The Band kicks off a California tour in San Diego at the Community Concourse.

1971: Stampeders release the single, “Sweet City Woman.”

1973: While playing in New York, Neil Young is handed a piece of paper onstage and announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam. The audience goes crazy for ten minutes. Young then broke into “Southern Man.”

1976: Garfield release their debut album, STRANGE STREETS.

1981: Harold MacIntyre releases the single, “Walk Before You Run.”

1985: The collection of Streetheart outtakes is released as BURIED TREASURES.

1987: Glass Tiger peaks at #7 on Billboard with “Someday.”

1989: “Five Long Years” by Colin James peaks at #5 on the Canadian chart.

1989: The release of the single “Big League” marks the band’s official name change to Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.

1995: Jann Arden embarks on a three week tour of Europe, following her LIVING UNDER JUNE CD selling 100,000 copies.

1996: Amanda Marshall releases the single, “Birmingham.”

1997: Our Lady Peace releases the CLUMSY album.

2001: Annhilator releases their CARNIVAL DIABLOS album.

2002: In front of an invite-only crowd of 400 people, Alanis Morissette performs at Kings College in Strand, London, England.

2011: Paul Warman, manager and songwriter for The Skaliwags succumbs to cancer at the age of 67.

2013: Tragically Hip rock Rexall Place in Edmonton.

2015: Tragically Hip are in New York for a show at Beacon Theatre.

2016: Holly Woods & Toronto and Headpins are in Regina for a show at Casino Regina.

2018: The Frank release their new album, LONG AFTER THE STORM.

2018: Julio Biafore releases the single and video, “Please Tell Me.”