This Day in History: 2022-03-02

March 2
1956: Anvil frontman Steve Kudlow is born in Toronto.

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.

1980: FM is in Vancouver for a show at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Opening is CANO.

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.

2016: Rik Emmett and Resolution 9 (which features Alex Lifeson) release the single, “Human Race.”

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.