This Day in History: 2022-01-24

Jan 24
1936: Jack Scott is born in Windsor, Ontario as Giovanni Scafone Jr.

1965: Catherine McKinnon releases her self-titled album.

1966: “Iron Town” by Rhythm Pals begins a three-week run atop Canada’s country chart.

1970: Gainsborough Gallery‘s “Life Is A Song” peaks at #54 on the Canadian charts.

1970: The Band is in Pasadena, CA for a show at the Civic Auditorium.

1974: Bill Amesbury releases the single, “Virginia.”

1974: Dan Hill‘s “Growing Up In The USA” peaks at #41 on the Canadian pop chart, the same day it’s released in the US.

1976: The Band release ISLANDS, their final album with all the original members.

1981: Max Webster opens for Black Sabbath at Queen’s Hall in Leeds, England.

1983: Rough Trade‘s CRIMES OF PASSION album is released, as is the title track as the first single.

1986: Kick Axe and Lee Aaron are in Hamilton for a show at Hamilton Place.

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

1988: Parachute Club releases their last single, “Big Big World.”

1991: Randy Murray plays his first show as the new guitarist in BTO at a show in North Dakota. He’s probably the most logical choice for the job – since he actually played with Tim Bachman’s short-lived version of the group only a few years earlier.

1996: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Juno Awards, the four-cd set boxset OH WHAT A FEELING is released, eventually raising over $2 million for charity.

1998: Roy Forbes releases his THE HUMAN KIND album.

2000: Blue Rodeo‘s THE DAYS IN BETWEEN peaks at #4 on the Canadian Albums chart.

2000: Bryan Adams‘ single, “The Best of Me,” peaks at #10 on Canada’s pop chart.

2006: EMI releases BEST OF COREY HART.

2009: Rush‘s Alex Lifeson joins the Trailer Park Boys on stage at Toronto’s Massey Hall, where they do “Closer To The Heart.”

2015: Carl Dixon‘s autobiography, “Strange Way To Live,” is released.