This Day in History: 2022-03-02
1966: Canadian Sweethearts end a three week run atop Canada’s country chart with “Don’t Knock On My Door.”
1968: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #69 with “Who Will Answer?”
1968: Paupers are in Toronto, the third of a four night run at The Flick.
1973: Offenbach release their BULLDOZER album.
1973: Guess Who are in Santa Monica, California for a show at the Civic Arena. The show is taped for ABC In Concert.
1973: Anne Murray becomes the first Canadian to host “The MIdnight Special,” where she also performs “Danny’s Song,” “Songbird,” and “I Know.”
1974: Terry Jacks tops Billboard’s chart with “Seasons In The Sun.”
1975: Shawne Jackson releases the single, “Get Out Of The Kitchen.”
1976: Ray Materick releases his MIDNITE MATINEE album.
1981: Butler start a three night run in Ottawa at Barrymore’s Music Hall.
1984: BTO release their self-titled album and its first single, “For The Weekend.”
1985: Bruce Cockburn peaks in the Canadian charts at #49 with the controversial, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher.”
1991: Helix‘s first two albums are repackaged as THE EARLY YEARS.
1991: Blue Rodeo peaks at #37 on Billboard with “‘Til I Am Myself Again.”
1994: Kim Mitchell releases his ITCH album.
1998: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” starts a six-week run atop the Canadian singles chart.
1998: Julian Austin sees his cover of Mealtoaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” peak at #20 on the Canadian country singles chart.
1999: Neil Young is in Vancouver for a show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the first of a two night stand.
2001: Former Junkhouse frontman Tom Wilson releases his debut solo album, PLANET LOVE, and its first single, “Dig It.”
2006: Pursuit of Happiness are inducted into the Canadian Indies Hall of Fame.
2008: Jeff Healey succumbs to cancer at age 41.
2009: Nickelback is in Toronto for a show at Air Canada Centre.
2013: Linus Entertainment re-release Doucette‘s MAMA LET HIM PLAY and THE DOUCE IS LOOSE albums on CD.
2013: Men Without Hats are in Memmingen, Germany for Kaminwerk.
2013: McFlorian & The Flying Fox release their new single and video, Rainman.”
2014: Punch Drunk Cabaret release the single and video for “Hail The Kings of Steampunk Swing.”
2016: The Trews are in Mississauga, Ontario for a show at the Living Arts Centre.
2017: The Redhill Valleys release their new video and single, “Ragged and Run Down.”
2018: Country legend Ronnie Prophet dies peacefully at the age of 80.
2019: Gunning and Cormier are in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at the Lakeland Inn.
2019: Original Adopted drummer Max Figuererdo decides to go do something else, and officially leaves the group.