This Day in History: 2022-03-01
1946: Offenbach‘s Gerry Boulet is born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QB as Joseph Gaetan Robert Gerald Boulet.
1947:Alan Thicke is born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario as Alan Willis Jeffrey. Although known mostly as an actor/comedian, he also released a few albums and wrote several songs for others, including the themes for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Wheel of Fortune,” “The Facts of Life,” and the NY Rangers.
1965: Peter Paul and Mary peak at #5 on the Canadian chart with Gordon Lightfoot‘s “For Lovin’ Me.”
1965: “The Man” by Lorne Greene peaks on the Canadian country chart at #3.
1968: Paupers are in Toronto, the second of a four night run at The Flick.
1969 – Steppenwolf enter the American pop chart with their cover of the blues standard, “Rock Me,” though it\s almost unrecognizable from the original.
1969: Blood Sweat and Tears peak on the American pop chart for the first time, at #2, and with new singer David Clayton-Thomas with their cover of the Motown standard, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.”
1973: Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake is born in Hanna, Alberta.
1974: Rush release their self-titled debut album.
1975: BTO peak at #14 on Billboard’s chart with “Roll On Down The Highway.”
1977: Max Webster release the HIGH CLASS IN BORROWED SHOES album.
1978: Toronto release their debut album, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, and first single, “Even The Score.”
1980: Hank Snow makes Billboard’s country chart for the final time, peaking at #78 with “Hasn’t It Been Good Together.”
1980: Anne Murray peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #3 with “Daydream Believer.”
1981: Rush is in Chicago for a show at the International Amphitheatre. The show is used for part of the EXIT STAGE LEFT album less a year later.
1983: Rush is in Dallas for a show at the Reunion Arena.
1984: Sentinel opens for KISS in Edmonton at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse.
1985: Triumph is in Las Vegas for a show at the Aladdin Theatre.
1988: Moving Targetz release their sophomore album, BULLETPROOF, on Bullseye Records.
1990: Cowboy Junkies release their album, CAUTION HORSES.
1994: Sass Jordan releases her RATS album.
1995: Randy Bachman is in Edmonton for a show at Thunderdome.
1999:Alanis Morissette is in London, England for a show at Shepherds Bush Empire.
2007: Nelly Furtado is on top of Billboard’s singles chart the second of a two-week run with “Say It Right.”
2011: The Rural Alberta Advantage release their album, DEPARTING.
2011: Ron Sexsmith releases his LONG PLAYER LATE BLOOMER album.
2019: Philosopher Kings are in Edmonton for a show at Yellowhead Casino.
2019: Dave Gunning and JP Cormier are in Sherwood Park, Alberta for a show at Festival Place.
2019: Chilblaine Winters releases the single, “Sulphur To Hell.”
2019: Apparently highly anticipated, Bryan Adams‘ new album, SHINE A LIGHT, debuts on the Canadian albums chart at #1.
2020: Steadies are in White Rock, BC for a show at Blue Frog Studios.
2020: Mr Mouray release their new single and video, “Happy Ever Over.”