This Day in History: 2022-02-09

Feb 9
1936: Stompin’ Tom Connors is born in St. John, NB as Charles Thomas Connor.

1942: Gerald Robitaille of Jerry & Joanne is born in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

1962: Odds‘ Craig Northey is born in Port Moody, BC.

1967: Composer Percy Faith, writer of the 1953 hit “Song From The Moulin Rouge” among others, dies of cancer in Encino, CA at the age of 59.

1967: Young Canada Singers release the single, “Canada.”

1972: Blood Sweat & Tears release their first live album, appropriately entitled, LIVE.

1974: It’s the last of a four week run for Terry Jacks‘ “Seasons In The Sun” atop Canada’s RPM singles chart. He also lip synchs the song on American Bandstand.

1974: For two bucks you can see MIKL Body Rock – later known as Thor, with Applejack – later known as Trooper at the Vancouver Tech High School Theatre Auditorium.

1980: April Wine begins a two week run at #86 on Billboard’s chart with “I Like To Rock.”

1980: The single “Come Back Boy” by Shawne Jackson is released.

1980: RCA re-releases Powder Blues‘ debut album, UNCUT. Missing is their cover of “Gimme Some Lovin’.”

1981: Rough Trade appears on “Solid Gold” for the first time, where they perform “All Touch.”

1984: Coney Hatch is in Quebec City for a show at Pavillion Pollack

1991: Trooper and Moving Targetz are in Oshawa, Ontario for a show at Purple Onion.

1994: Madeline Merlo is born in Maple Ridge, BC.

1995: UHF release the video for the single, “Lifting My Heart.”

1996: Sloan release their ONE CHORD TO ANOTHER album.

1998: Bryan Adams‘ “Back To You” re-enters top spot on Canada’s RPM singles chart after falling out for two weeks.

2006: Robbie Rae of The Raes dies of kidney and liver failure while living in Thailand at the age of 51.

2006: While on tour, Great Big Sea‘s tour bus tips over into a ditch near Surrey, BC. Their driver suffers minor head injuries, but everyone in the band is ok. Traffic is backed up all the way to Chilliwack, and the band manages to make their show that night.

2007: White Wolf releases their VICTIM OF THE SPOTLIGHT album.

2013: Matt Blais holds a CD release party for THE HEARTBEAT at The Republik in Calgary.

2018: Spoons are in Ottawa for a show at Mavericks.