This Day in History: 2022-02-08

Feb 8
1965: “Shakin’ All Over” by The Guess Who enters Canada’s singles chart at #16.

1965: Ronnie Hawkins‘ “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #33.

1965: Jack London & The Sparrows peak at #5 in Canada with “If You Don’t Want My Love.”

1968: The Band releases the single “I Shall Be Released.”

1970: Bonnie Dobson releases her GOODBYE MORNING RAIN album.

1974: April Wine is in Halifax for a show at the Forum.

1974: For two bucks you can see MIKL Body Rock – later known as Thor, with Applejack – later known as Trooper at the High School Auditorium in New Westminster, BC.

1974: Joni Mitchell‘s “Raised on Robbery” peaks on Canada’s pop chart at #39.

1974: Myles & Lenny‘s “Can You Give It All To Me” peaks at #19 on the Canadian chart.

1980: Red Rider‘s debut album, DON’T FIGHT IT is released Stateside.

1988: The single, “No Town In Particular” by Alta Moda is released.

1990: Daniel Lanois ends a nine-country European tour with a concert before a star-studded audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

1997: Bruce Cockburn releases the CHARITY OF NIGHT album.

1999: Big Sugar‘s “Better Get Used To It” peaks at #17 on the Canadian singles chart.

2000: Joni Mitchell‘s BOTH SIDES NOW album is released.

2002: The Band‘s compilation album, THE MOON STRUCK ONE, is released.

2005: Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto.

2007: Tragically Hip are at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

2011: Emerson Drive release their compilation, DECADE OF DRIVE.

2018: Barney Bentall releases his new single, “Won’t Change The World,” featuring Jim Cuddy.

2018: Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are in Camrose, Alberta for a show at Bailey’s Theatre.

2019: Filmed in BC, the movie Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson is released, which also features a role by Tom Jackson.

2020: Pushing Ginger is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at the Muster Point.

2020: GhostBoy are in Vermilion, Alberta for a show at Alumni Hall Theatre.