This Day in History: 2022-02-07

Feb 7
1944: At only 10 years old, Glenn Gould is among the winners of 7,000 competitors during the first ever Canadian Kiwanis Music Festival at Toronto’s Eaton Auditorium.

1966: “Walk On By” by Bobby Kris & The Imperials crosses over to the Canadian contemporary chart, reaching #2. It’s #8 on the pop chart.

1966: The Guess Who release the single, “Hurting Each Other.”

1970: Steppenwolf‘s “Monster” peaks at #10 on the American chart.

1976: Joni Mitchell releases “In France They Kiss on Main Street.”

1976: “Take It Like A Man” by BTO debuts and peaks at #33 on Billboard’s singles chart. It’s out of the top 40 a week later.

1981: Rush releases MOVING PICTURES.

1981: April Wine releases the single “Just Between You & Me.”

1981: The Rovers‘ “Wasn’t That a Party” peaks at #2 on the Canadian chart.

1981: Nash The Slash is in London, England for a show at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1988: Wildroot, Brain Damage, and Sweet Dick are among the many performers for The Gravy Train, at Mt Pleasant Legion Hall in Vancouver.

1993: Neil Young performs in Los Angeles. The acoustic set turns into the 14 track UNPLUGGED lp later that year.

1994: Paul Anka is honored at the French music industry’s annual awards in Paris for his song “My Way,” written in 1968 and loosely transcribed from an old French tune.

1995: Philosopher Kings open for Joe Cocker in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.

1995: Trooper re-releases their 1980 self-titled lp through MCA on CD in Japan.

1998: Barenaked Ladies peak on Billboard’s chart at #68 with “Brian Wilson.”

2001: Warner Records releases the album HAREM SCAREM ROCKS, a Japan only release.

2002: Nickelback‘s SILVER SIDE UP tops Canada’s albums chart.

2006: LOOK IN LOOK OUT by Chilliwack is re-released in the US on CD.

2011: Sum 41 release the title track as the first single from the SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER album.

2014: The Stanfields release their single, “Run On The Banks.”

2015: China White‘s reunion continues – for night two at Caffrey’s in Edmonton.

2017: Former April Wine bassist Steve Lang dies at 67 of natural causes.

2020: Lynne Hanson releases her new album, JUST WORDS.

2020: William Prince releases his new album, RELIEVER.

2020: The art exhibit ‘Psychadelic Oshawa’ opens at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Many of the artworks are inspired by Reign Ghost and Christmas album covers. Artist Gary Gatti’s original painting for the LIES TO LIVE BY album are also featured. It’s also announced both Reign Ghost and Christmas are to be inducted in the Oshawa Music Hall of Fame.

2020: Papa Dawg Blues Trio are in Kelowna for a show at Dunn Enzies.