This Day in History: 2022-02-24

Feb 24
1897: Emile Berliner takes out a Canadian patent on his gramophone talking machine.

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.”

1974: Gordon Lightfoot hosts “The Midnight Special.” Among the guests are The Guess Who. It’s the first time on the show for both of them.

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.

1988: KD Lang and Levon Helm are among the artists in Los Angeles to honor Roy Orbison. Proceeds from the concert went to benefit the homeless.

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.