This Day in History: 2022-02-27

Feb 27
1952: The Four Lads have the #1 song on Billboard with “Cry.”

1959: Bob Regan and Lucille Starr release their first single under the name The Canadian Sweethearts, “What’s The Password?”

1967: The Paupers are in New York at the Cafe A Go Go, opening for Jefferson Airplane.

1971: Steppenwolf is in Cherry Hill, NJ for a show at the Cherry Hill Arena.

1971: Perth County Conspiracy peak on the Canadian pop chart at #92 with “You’ve Got To Know.”

1972: Mainline is at the Victory Theatre in Toronto. The show is taped and becomes the BUMP N GRIND REVUE album.

1974: Joni Mitchell‘s COURT AND SPARK album is certified gold.

1977: Keith Richards is arrested by the RCMP at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel for possession of heroin and cocaine. Bail was set at $25,000. As part of the sentencing agreement later that year, they play a show at Toronto’s El Mocambo Club later on as The Cockroaches. The show is important also because April Wine opens, and records the show for the LIVE AT EL MOCAMBO album.

1978: Mahogany Rush release the FRANK MARINO AND MAHOGANY RUSH LIVE album.

1980: David Foster wins his first of 36 (so far) Grammys, with Earth Wind & Fire’s “After the Love Has Gone,” which wins for Best R&B Song.

1981: Doug & The Slugs start a two-night run in Ottawa at Barrymore’s Music Hall.

1987: Luba opens for Paul Young in Toronto at MLG.

1988: Saga is in Lordag, Sweden for a show at Club Opalen.

1992: Cowboy Junkies appear on the BBC Radio One. The sessions end up on their 2002 album, appropriately entitled THE RADIO SESSIONS.

1993: Hundreds of women show up at the London Women’s Centre for Britain’s first KD Lang Convention, where they watched her music videos and interviews, had a karaoke singalong session and a KD Lang lookalike contest. No men were allowed, and KD Lang was not in attendance.

1994: Rush performs at The Miami Arena in Miami, FL. The show is taped and winds up on DIFFERENT STAGES.

1995: Celine Dion makes British chart history by becoming the first artist in more than 30 years since The Beatles, and the first woman, to have both the number-one album and single for five straight weeks. Dion topped the singles chart with “Think Twice” and the album chart with THE COLOUR OF MY LOVE.

1996: Terri Clark releases the single, “If I Were You.”

1996: Cowboy Junkies appear on the BBC Radio One. The sessions end up on their 2002 album, appropriately entitled THE RADIO SESSIONS.

1996: Triumph‘s “King Biscuit Flower Hour” performance from Cleveland, OH, 1981 is released on CD.

1996: Cowboy Junkies release their album, LAY IT DOWN.

1997: Rush is recognized with the Order of Canada, this country’s highest civic honour at a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

1999: Lisa Brokop peaks at #65 on Billboard’s country chart with “Ain’t Enough Roses.”

2002: Nelly Furtado wins the Grammy for best female pop video for “I’m Like A Bird.”

2008: Danko Jones releases his new album, NEVER TOO LOUD.

2010: Matt Minglewood plays at the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary.

2007: The French metal band Les Ekorches release their self-titled debut album.

2010: Bobby Cameron performs at Edmonton’s Northgate Lions Centre in a show dubbed the “Summer Now Blues Party.”

2010: Blue Peter play at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton.

2010: Saga rock Toronto’s Sound Academy.

2010: Nikki Yanofsky’s “I Believe” tops the Canadian chart, and is used to promote two different Olympic Games.

2016: Odds, Grapes of Wrath, and Limblifter are in Calgary for a show at Deerfoot Casino.

2016: Bob Bryden releases the single, “No Reason To Hate.”

2016: George Canyon peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #39 with “I Got This.”

2017: Billy Talent is in Toronto for a show at the Air Canada Centre with Monster Truck and The Dirty Nil. Alexisonfire also show up for a surprise appearance.

2019: Kim Mitchell is in Enoch, Alberta for a show at the River Cree Resort.