This Day in History: 2022-01-27

Jan 27
1913: The second incarnation of The Calgary Symphony Orchestra makes its debut at the Sherman Grand Theatre before more than 700 people.

1946: Bruce and Brian Good of The Good Brothers are born in Toronto.

1951: Wilf Carter releases the single, “Just A Woman’s Smile.”

1960: Bobby Curtola releases his first single, “Hand In Hand With You” at 16 years old.

1961: Margo Timmins, leader of The Cowboy Junkies, is born in Montreal.

1967: Susan Aglukark is born in Churchill, Manitoba. Her Inuit name is Uuliniq.

1968: Paupers are live at theNorth Toronto Memorial Hall.

1968: Les Sultans are in Sherbrooke, Quebec for a show at The Starovan. The show is taped and becomes part of their live album later that year, EN PERSONNE – LES SULTANS A LA STAROVAN.

1968: Sugar and Spice are on Winnipeg TV, lip-synching “Not To Return” on Teen Dance Party.

1969: “Cruel War” by Sugar and Spice peaks on the RPM chart at #31, their biggest hit.

1969: Andy Kim releases the single “Rainbow Ride.”

1972: Deric Ruttan is born in Bracebridge, Ontario.

1978: Gordon Lightfoot releases the ENDLESS WIRE album.

1979: Anne Murray releases the single “I Just Fall In Love Again,” debuting at #4 in the US and #2 in Canada.

1981: April Wine‘s show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London is filmed and released later that year as the video, LIVE IN LONDON.

1988: Rush is in New Orleans, LA. The show is taped for the SHOW OF HANDS album.

1991: Kate & Anna McGarrigle are at Bear Track Studios in Suffern, NY. The sessions get used for their SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR album later that year.

1992: Tom Cochrane‘s “No Regrets” peaks at #12 on the Canadian chart.

1993: Still angry over her anti-beef campaign, some Alberta MLAs refused to approve a motion to have the provincial legislature congratulate KD Lang for winning an American Music Award. Leading the charge was Bonnyville/Cold Lake MLA Ernie Isley, who added another reason he wouldn’t support the motion was because she’d recently come out of the closet.

1996: Steppenwolf are in Tempe, Arizona for the Superbowl 30 Street Fest.

1996: Lisa Brokop peaks at #55 on Billboard’s country chart with “She Can’t Save Him.”

1997: Alanis Morissette wins a pair of American Music awards in Los Angeles, one for favourite album for JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and one for favourite female artist. Shania Twain wins for best female country artist.

2001: Carolyn Dawn Johnson is on Billboard’s country chart for the first time, peaking at #98 with “Georgia.”

2003: Our Lady Peace is in Calgary. The show is recorded and winds up on their LIVE album later that year.

2010: Wide Mouth Mason is in Ottawa for a show at Mavericks.

2012: Goddo and Suicide Blonde rock Calgary’s Bowness Community Hall.

2015: John Patrick Caldwell of Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck passes away due to cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 70.

2017: UDR Music release TRIPLE THREAT – an Annihilator CD, DVD and blu-ray chronicling the band’s career.

2017: Spoons are in Hamilton for a show at The Studio.

2018: Headpins and Holly Woods & Toronto are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2018: Matt Mays is in Vancouver for a show at The Commodore. Opening the show is Dustin Bentall.

2019: KicknRox release their single, “Story to Tell.”