This Day in History: 2022-02-03

Feb 3
1949: Terry Black is born in Burnaby, BC.

1958: Moe Koffman‘s “Swinging Shepherd Blues” enters the US pop chart at #32.

1968: Ronnie Hawkins sees “Home From The Forest” (written by Gordon Lightfoot) peak at #18 in Canada.

1968: Buffalo Springfield‘s “Expecting to Fly” is released – the first song penned by Neil Young for the band to see chart action.

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

1970: Troyka releases their self-titled and only album.

1973: “You Turn Me On Like A Radio” by Joni Mitchell enters Billboard’s charts at #25.

1973: Edward Bear‘s “Last Song” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart, beginning a two-week run.

1973: The Guess Who‘s “Follow Your Daughter Home” is released.

1978: Garnett Ford‘s debut album, UNDER THE INFLUENCE is released.

1979: The Blues Brothers, featuring Dan Akroyd and a mostly-Canadian back-up band, went to No.1 on the US album chart with BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES.

1984: April Wine release their ANIMAL GRACE album.

1988: Rush‘s show in San Diego, CA is taped and used for the A SHOW OF HANDS double live album.

1990: Roch Voisine wins the best international French-language album award at a ceremony in Paris. His album HELENE is on top of the French pop chart at the time.

1990: Jesse Winchester walks off stage 30 minutes into a concert in Atlanta. He officially retired from touring a few days later.

1991: Wild T & The Spirit release their LOVE CRAZY album.

1995: Jeff Healey is in Stuttgart, Germany for the Stuttgart Jazz Festival.

2008: Dan Hill releases his autobiography, “I Am My Father’s Son.”

2008: Sam Roberts releases his LOVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD album in the US.

2009: Danko Jones releases his Europe-only album, B SIDES.

2009: The Rankin Family release their THESE ARE THE MOMENTS album.

2009: Sarah McLachlan releases the single, “Don’t Give Up On Us.”

2013: Honeymoon Suite do a show in their hometown of Niagara Falls, at the Greg Frewin Theatre.

2017: Big Wreck, featuring Canadian Ian Thornley, release their GRACE STREET album.

2018: Doors & Fours release the video for their new single, “The More You Know.”

2019: Platinum release their new album, MOMMY.

2020: Dirt Road Opera release their new single and video, “Rattlin’ Bones.”