This Day in History: 2022-02-23

Feb 23
1963: A Molotov cocktail is tossed into the lobby of CKGM Radio’s Montreal headquarters via the front window. The FLQ later claims responsibility. No one is injured.

1967: The Paupers are at New York’s Cafe Au Go Go, opening for Jefferson Airplane.

1970: An actual ceremony for The RPM Gold Leaf Awards, the first Canadian music industry awards, is held for the first time in St Lawrence Hall in Toronto. Country singer Diane Leigh was voted Top Country Female Artist. Andy Kim takes home the award for Top Male Vocalist.

1971: Neil Young is in London, England for a show at Shepherd’s Bush Studios. He debuts two new, unreleased songs for another year, “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man.”

1972: Joni Mitchell is in New York for a show at Carnegie Hall.

1978: BTO releases the STREET ACTION album.

1978: Pat Travers is in Seattle, Washington opening for Striker at Paramount Northwest.

1982: Triumph is in Baltimore, MD. The show at the Civic Centre is taped and released on video later that year.

1987: An Alice Cooper show in Halifax turns ugly, and 45 people are locked up overnight for creating a disturbance. Most were charged with minor liquor offences after fans poured out of the concert and noisily paraded along downtown streets.

1991: Moving Targetz open for Dr Hook at Bakersfield Night Club in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

1991: Anne Murray peaks at #39 on Billboard’s country chart with “Bluebird.”

1991: Blue Rodeo make their only appearance on Billboard with “‘Til I Am Myself,” peaking at #19.

1999: Alanis Morissette releases the single “Joining You, Pt 2.”

1999: Barenaked Ladies release the single, “It’s All Been Done.”

2000: Diana Krall wins the Grammy for best jazz vocal album, for WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES.

2003: A collection of Domenic Troiano‘s greatest hits, including those with Mandala, Bush, Black Market and The James Gang, as well as solo material is released as part of Universal’s Millenium Collection series.

2008: The Tragically Hip is the first group to perform at the new K Rock Centre in hometown Kingston, Ont.

2010: Theory of a Deadman rocks BC Place following the Olympic events of the day.

2010: Great Big Sea‘s Sean McCann releases his debut solo album, LULLABIES FOR BLOODSHOT EYES.

2010: Sheepdogs release the album, LOVE AND BURN.

2011: The Calgary International Blues Awards are held at The Red Foxx Tavern in Calgary, where Brock Gillis wins for best keyboardist.

2014: Claire Ness is live at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon. She’s there for the Playin’ for the Peel – A Real Yukon Party.

2016: Scalefighter release their new single, “Minutes Like Days.”

2018: Trooper is in Enoch, Alberta for a show at River Cree Resort & Casino.

2020: Berner Trail release their first single and video, “Christine (You’re Worth More Than You’ll Know).”

2020: Long Nines release their new single and video, “Take Me Away.”