This Day in History: 2022-02-06
1964: Gordon Downie of Tragically Hip is born in Amherstview, Ont.
1972: Lighthouse perform in New York City at Carnegie Hall. The show becomes LIGHTHOUSE LIVE, the first Canadian lp to sell 100,000 copies in Canada.
1975: Mahogany Rush is in Cincinnati for a show at Reflections.
1976: BTO release the HEAD ON album, and the first single, “Take It Like A Man.”
1979: Anvil is in Chatham, Ont for a show at The Turf Room. This is long before they ink a record deal and are still going by the name Lips.
1981: Peter Pringle releases his sophomore album, RAIN UPON THE SEA.
1982: Doug & The Slugs release their MUSIC FOR THE HARD OF THINKING album. It debuts on the Canadian chart at #88.
1985: Parachute Club releases the single, “Act of An Innocent.”
1994: Philosopher Kings release their self-titled debut album.
1995: Jann Arden‘s “Insensitive” tops Canada’s pop singles chart, ending a two-week run.
2007: Barenaked Ladies release their new album, BARENAKED LADIES ARE MEN.
2007: Jann Arden releases UNCOVER ME.
2008: Feist is awarded the 7th annual Shortlist Music Prize (America’s version of the UK’s Mercury Prize & Canada’s Polaris Music Prize). She wins for her album THE REMINDER, which includes the song “1,2,3,4,” which shot to massive popularity after being used in an Apple iPod TV commercial.
2010: What’s left of The Guess Who is in Indianapolis for two shows at Hoosier Park.
2013: Share The Man – A Tribute To Jack Richardson is put on by the students of Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
2014: Bill Bourne opens for Matt Anderson at the Winspeark Centre in Edmonton.
2015: Platinum Blonde is on their 30th anniversary tour for a show in Toronto at Hammerson Hall.
2015: Powder Blues are in Ajax, Ontario for a show at St Francis Centre.
2015: The Steadies are in Red Deer, Alta for a show at The Vat.
2015: They haven’t played a full show together for eons, but hometown band China White is together for a pair of nights at Caffrey’s in Edmonton.
2018: Uriah Heep, featuring Canadian singer Bernie Shaw, are in Ottawa kicking off the North American leg of their latest world tour at Brass Monkey.
2019: FKB release their new single, “Backseat Daydream.”
2020: Midlife Maniax release their debut album, CHOCOLATE BOX.