This Day in History: 2022-02-12

Feb 12
1915: Lorne Greene, of Bonanza and Battlestar Galactica, and singer of “Ringo” and other country hits is born in Ottawa as Lyon Hilman Greene.

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.

1953: Roy Forbes (Bim), also of UHF is born in Dawson Creek, BC.

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.”

1967: Paupers and Luke & The Apostles are in Toronto for a show at Boris’ Red Gas Room.

1970: Jim Creeggan, bassist for Barenaked Ladies and Brothers Creeggan is born in Scarborough, Ont.

1972: Spice are on the charts for the first time since changing their name from Sugar and Spice, hitting #52 with “Sweet Talkin’ Woman.”

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: Prism make their second appearance on The Raes ‘ TV show.

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.

1987: Bryan Adams joins members of Loverboy, Journey and the Fabulous Thunderbirds to sing “Good Golly Miss Molly” at an anniversary party for Vancouver radio station CFOX.

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.

1999: Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy releases his first solo album, ALL IN TIME.

2008: Simple Plan release their third album, self-titled.

2010: Joni Mitchell‘s “Both Sides Now” is performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. KD Lang performs “Hallelujah.”

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.”