This Day in History: 2022-01-26

Jan 25
1952: Larry Good of The Good Brothers is born in Newmarket, Ontario.

1956: The 4 Lads release the single “Who Needs You?”

1964: The Halifax Three release the album, SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES.

1965: The Guess Who‘s “‘Til We Kissed” enters the charts at #36.

1967: Buffalo Springfield is in San Francisco for a show at the Tempo Club. Former Squires bassist Ken Koblun was flown in from Winnipeg to join the band, since Bruce Palmer was still in jail after a drug bust a month earlier in New York.

1969: Andy Kim peaks at #49 on Billboard’s chart with “Rainbow Ride.”

1970: It’s the first of many cancellations this year for The Band, when they no-show their gig in Sacramento at Cal Expo.

1974: Abraham’s Children release their debut, and only album, TIME.

1979: Nancy Nash releases her pseudo-disco version of the Steam classic, “Na Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye).”

1981: Max Webster opens for Rush at Stafford in Bingley, England.

1983: Streetheart release their DANCING WITH DANGER album.

1984: 54-40 release their first full-length album, SET THE FIRE.

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

1989: Moving Targetz are at home in Toronto for a show at the El Mocambo, their first time there.

1991: Danny Hooper releases the album, TOO PRETTY TO CRY.

1994: “And if Venice is Sinking” by Spirit of the West peaks at #12 on the adult contemporary chart.

2000: Trooper re-releases HOT SHOTS on CD in the US.

2002: Rik Emmett is in St Charles, Indiana for a show at Arcadia Theatre.

2005: Triumph re-releases JUST A GAME, from ’79 in the US.

2009: The Trews release the single, “Can’t Stop Laughing.”

2015: Jesse Roper releases his RED BIRD album.

2018: Bruce Cockburn is in Victoria, BC for a show at the Alex Goolden Hall.

2017: The new Leonard Cohen single, “That Don’t Make It Junk.” is released.

2018: Three Days Grace release the video for the song, “The Mountain,” in hype of their upcoming sixth album, OUTSIDER.

2018: Anvil becomes the first Canadian group to be inducted in the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame during a ceremony in LA.

2019: Lee Aaron and Holly Woods & Toronto are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2019: The New Enemy release their new album, ILLUSION OF CHOICE.

2019: Effigy of Hate release their new single and video, “Blackened Lungs That Cry.”

2020: Bill Bourne is in Wetaskiwin, Alberta for a show at Yetford Hall.

2020: Storm Force release their new album, AGE OF FEAR.

2020: The Adopted are in Toronto for a show at The Painted Lady.

2020: Blonde & The Bear release their new single, “My Anxiety.”