This Day in History: 2022-02-05

Feb 5
1943: Chuck Winfield, trumpet player for Blood Sweat & Tears is born in Toronto.

1950: Sam Moon is born in Sydney, NS as Richard Boudreau.

1955: New York radio station WNEW announces the winners of its annual popularity poll: Toronto’s Crew-Cuts are amng the winners.

1967: Grant Smith & The Power perform in Toronto at The Syndicate Club.

1972: Edward Bear sees “Fly Across The Sea” peak at #18 in Canada.

1972: Neil Young releases the single “Heart of Gold.” It would go on to become his biggest single ever.

1972: Steel River releases the single, “Mexican Lady.”

1975: Mahogany Rush is in Cleveland for a show at the Agora Ballroom.

1975: Gino Vannelli becomes the first Canadian and the first white performer on the definitive R&B TV program, “Soul Train.”

1981: SCTV’s Andrea Martin (& Quark’s mother on Star Trek DS9) hosts the Juno Awards in Toronto. Anne Murray wins four awards, though she wasn’t there to receive them since she was boycotting the awards at the time. Her “Can I Have This Dance” tied for best single with “Echo Beach” by Martha and the Muffins. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau inducts Joni Mitchell into the Juno Hall of Fame.

1982: Saga play the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, West Germany as part of the sets that become the IN TRANSIT lp.

1983: Rough Trade is on Solid Gold, where they lip synch “All Touch.”

1990: Kim Mitchell releases the album AURAL FIXATIONS.

1990: She was once Gordon Lightfoot‘s backup singer, but now Sheree Jeacocke is on her own, and hits #40 with “Woman’s Work.”

2000: Blue Rodeo release their DAYS IN BETWEEN album.

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

2005: Sum 41 release the single, “Some Say.”

2005: Loverboy is among the performers at Universal Studios in Florida for a hurricane relief benefit show.

2008: Doc Walker premiere their new video, “Beautiful Life.”

2010: Creighton Doane of Harem Scarem releases the solo album PILOT ERROR.

2010: Doc Walker is in Moncton, NB at the Capitol Theatre.

2012: Big Wreck, featuring Canadian Ian Thornley, perform at the Sound Academy in Toronto for Canada’s Official Super Bowl XLVI party.

2015: Lynne Hanson is in Pierceland, Saskatchewan for a show at Maguire’s Bridge, as part of her Home Routes series.

2016: George Canyon releases his new album, I GOT THIS.

2018: Northern Heirs release their new single, “Quiet Company.”

2019: Toronto native Darcy William Windover releases his new single, “How To Be Lonely.” All proceeds go to Cam’s Kids, a local foundation that helps young people struggling with anxiety.

2019: Whitey Somers releases his new single, “Undecided.”

2020: Detrimental release their new single and video, “Then It All Fell Apart.”