This Day in History: 2022-02-12
1929: Philip Kives, the man behind K-Tel years later (and member of the Manitoba Jewish Athletes Wall of Honour for horse racing), is born on a Jewish colony farm near Oungre, Sask.
1951: Triumph‘s Gil Moore is born in Toronto.
1962: He’s only 14, but Burton Cummings appears on local TV and wins a talent competition, performing his own piano composition.
1965: Wes Dakus releases the single, “Hobo.”
1966: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #18 with “I’ve Cried A Mile.”
1972: Chilliwack sees “Lonesome Mary” peak at #75 on Billboard’s chart.
1978: Rush appear at the Birmingham Odeon, England, promoting their new single “Closer To The Heart”, which was in the shops for 99p.
1980: Rush is in St Louis, Missouri’s Kiel Auditorium for the second of three sold out shows in as many nights.
1980: Bryan Adams releases his self titled debut album.
1982: Burton Cummings makes his big screen debut, when the film ‘Melanie’ hits the theatres. He also does a couple of songs for the soundtrack.
1983: Anne Murray is on Solid Gold, where she pretends to sing, “Could I Have This Dance?”
1983: Neil Young peaks at #71 on Billboard’s chart with “Little Thing Called Love.”
1983: Streetheart is in Edmonton for a show at the Coliseum.
1985: Blue Rodeo plays its first gig at the Rivoli Club in Toronto.
1990: “Still Got This Thing For You” by Alannah Myles peaks at #28 on the Canadian chart.
1991: Kate & Anna McGarrigle are in Santa Cruz, Cal for a show at The Catalyst.
1994: Celine Dion starts a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “The Power Of Love,” her first US no. 1.
2008: Simple Plan release their third album, self-titled.
2011: Cold Lake, Ab has its first concert of the year, when Finger Eleven headlines Hail The Villain and The Envy at the Energy Centre.
2013: Diana Krall is in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.
2015: Tragically Hip is in Edmonton, where they perform the FULLY COMPLETELY album in its entirety at Rexall Place.
2015: Goddo is in Toronto, for a date at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. It’s the band’s first show since Greg moved home after a few years in Cowtown.
2016: Honeymoon Suite are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.
2016: Alexisonfire release the album, LIVE AT COPPS.
2020: Headspace release their latest single and video, “Loyal Sun Dogs.”