This Day in History: 2022-02-24
1964: The Canadian music industry magazine RPM publishes its first edition.
1966: Canadian Sweethearts top Canada’s country chart with “Don’t Knock On My Door,” the second of a three week run.
1966: Paupers are in Toronto for the first of a two night stand at El Patio.
1967: The Paupers are at New York’s Cafe Au Go Go, opening for Jefferson Airplane.
1967: Bruce Palmer has done his prison time for drug possession, and Buffalo Springfield is performing “For What It’s Worth” on TV on The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour.
1968: The Paupers are in Toronto opening for Jimi Hendrix and the Soft Machine at CNE Coliseum.
1974: Terry Jacks tops Billboard’s chart with “Seasons In The Sun.”
1975: Mahogany Rush is in Washington, DC for a show at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts.
1975: Ashley MacIsaac is born in Creignish, Nova Scotia.
1978: Stonebolt peaks at #70 on Billboard’s chart with “Love Struck.”
1984: Loverboy is in Huntsville, Alabama for a show at Von Braun Civic Centre.
1984: Lee Aaron releases her METAL QUEEN album.
1998: Bif Naked releases her album, I BIFICUS.
1999: Celine Dion becomes the first Canadian to win the record of the year Grammy, for MY HEART WILL GO ON.
2001: Matthew Good peaks at #34 on Billboard with “Hello Time Bomb.”
2004: THE BEST OF THE BELLS is released on CD as part of Universal’s 20th Century Masters series.
2004: Chilliwack‘s I WANNA BE A STAR is re-released in the US.
2004: Great Big Sea releases the SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL album.
2007: Nelly Furtado tops Billboard’s singles chart the first of a two-week run with “Say It Right.”
2009: Steven Page leaves Barenaked Ladies under what’s released as “mutual agreement.”
2009: The Road Hammers release their second Canadian album, and third overall, ROAD HAMMERS II.
2009: Marianas Trench release their MASTERPIECE THEATERE album.
2010: INXS, featuring Canadian JD Fortune, rock BC Place in Vancouver following the day’s Olympic events.
2010: Stephanie Braganza rocks The Cameron House in Toronto.
2012: Nickelback release the single, “Lullabye.”
2015: Andy Kim releases the album, IT’S DECIDED, which includes a remake of his ’60s hit, “Shoot ‘Em Up Baby.”
2016: Johnny Reid is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at the Energy Centre. Opener Natalie MacMaster gains criticism for cancelling, but shows up in Whitehorse, Yukon that night for a show at the Sourdough Rendezvous Festival.
2017: Philosopher Kings are in Toronto for a show at the Danforth Music Hall.
2017: A UK label re-releases BTO‘s STREET ACTION and ROCK AND ROLL NIGHTS on one CD, 39 years and one day after STREET ACTION first saw the light of day.
2017: Julia Biafore releases his new single and video, “The Edge.”
2018: Randy Bachman is in New York for a show at BB King’s Blues Club & Grill.
2020: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new album, LIVE UNDER THE DARKEST SKY.
2020: At 25 years old, Justin Beiber breaks the record Elvis held since 1961, for the youngest artist to have seven #1 albums in the US. The Beeb released YUMMY ten days earlier.