This Day in History: 2022-02-02

Feb 2
1921: Early fiddle sensation Ned Landry is born in St John, NB.

1938: Gene MacLellan is born in Val D’or, Quebec.

1955: Tom Stephen, drummer for the Jeff Healey Band is born in St John, NB.

1965: Bobby Curtola‘s “It’s About Time” is released.

1968: 49th Parallel is in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for the first of a two-night stand at Temple Gardens Dance Hall.

1970: R Harlan Smith and The Common People release the single, “Ode To Suburbia.”

1974: Terry Jacks‘ “Seasons In The Sun” is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the third straight week.

1974: The DeFranco Family are on “American Bandstand,” performing “Abracadabra.”

1975: Eastwind release their self-titled debut album.

1980: Streetheart‘s cover of The Stones’ “Under My Thumb” peaks on the Canadian chart at #12.

1981: Nash The Slash releases his CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT album.

1985: Honeymoon Suite see “Burning In Love” peak at #5 in Canada.

1999: Tom Cochrane releases his X-RAY SIERRA album.

2005: Clayton Bellamyis in La Corey, Alberta at the Community Hall as part of an FASD fundraiser.

2005: Junkhouse and Finger 11 are among the performers at a Haitian tsunami benefit show in Hamilton.

2006: Lynne Hanson releases her THINGS I MISS album.

2008: Faber Drive’s “When I’m With You” debuts on the Canadian singles chart at #88, and eventually spends 20 weeks on the chart.

2008: Road Hammers are on Billboard’s country singles chart for the first time, peaking at #51 with “I Don’t Know When To Quit.”

2009: Headstones release the single and video, “Settle.”

2010: Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams perform the duet “Bang The Drum” at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Vancouver.

2010: KD Lang releases the ‘best of’ album, RECOLLECTION.

2010: Martha & The Muffins release their DELICATE album.

2013: Frank Wilks is in Toronto for a show at The Lion On The Beach.

2014: Jesse Winchester releases his album, A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TROUBLE.

2015: Shred Kelly release the single and video for “Sing To The Night.”

2018: Platinum Blonde is in Edmonton for a show at River Cree Resort & Casino.

2018: Sheepdogs release their CHANGING COLOURS album.

2018: The Lynnes (Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson) release their first collaboration – HEARTBREAKSONG FOR THE RADIO, and the first video, “Recipe For Disaster.”

2019: It’s a complete gong show when at The Bourbon in Vancouver, when Melanie Dekker, Beautiful Frenzy, Head, and Abandon Paris are scheduled for a show. According to one first hand account, the bouncers are dicks, the manager seeks to outdo them, the booking agent is oblivious, bands aren’t allowed to have a merch table because it’s against the rules, one musician is kicked out of a closet he’s forced to change in, and the headliner only gets to play five songs because everyone before had to start late because of tech issues with the club’s sound system, which of course are blamed on the tech guy. All four groups vow to never play there again.