This Day in History: 2022-02-20
1944: Lew Soloff, trumpeter for Blood Sweat & Tears is born in Toronto.
1945: Oakley‘s namesake, Robert Ritchie Oakley, is born in Halifax.
1950: Paul Cooper of The Nylons is born in Chatanooga, Tennessee.
1953: David Taylor, longtime bassist for Bryan Adams is born in Vancouver.
1965: Esquires open for The Beach Boys in Ottawa at the Auditorium.
1971: Smyle’s debut on the RPM chart is “Glory Glory” at #98.
1971: Anne Murray peaks at #3 on the Canadian pop chart with “Sing High Sing Low.”
1971: Gordon Lightfoot tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “If You Could Read My Mind.” It also peaks at #5 on Billboard’s chart.
1978: The B-Girls open for the Clash in Toronto at the Rex Danforth Theatre.
1978: Rush is in London, England for the second of two shows at Hammersmith Odeon.
1988: Bryan Adams performs a private concert for 3,000 athletes and media people at the Calgary Olympics. Over 200 athletes join him on stage for the finale.
1988: “Never Thought That I Could Love” by Dan Hill peaks at #43 on Billboard’s chart.
1988: Bruce Cockburn opens a US tour in Seattle before a sellout crowd of 3,000. The concert netted over $10,000, which he donated to the Central American Peace Campaign.
1991: Neil Young and Crazy Horse are in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.
1995: Econoline Crush is in Edmonton, opening for Sons of Freedom at People’s Pub.
1996: Econoline Crush release their first full length album, AFFLICTION.
1996: Lisa Brokop releases her third album, self-titled.
1996: Men Without Hats release the greatest hits album, COLLECTION.
2001: Connie Kaldor performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, DC.
2007: Faber Drive release the single, “Second Chance.”
2008: Neil Young is in Amersterdam for a concert at the RAI Theatre.
2008: Corb Lund plays the first of a two-night stop in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom.
2015: Honeymoon Suite is in Niagara Falls, NY for a show at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.
2018: Headstones release their new single, “Devil’s On Fire.”
2020: Behind The Empire release their new single and video, “Battle of The Holme.”