This Day in History: 2022-03-07

March 7
1954: Matt Frennette of Streetheart, then Headpins, then Loverboy is born in Edmonton.

1966: Caesar & The Consuls’ new single, “Laugh Too Much” enters the Canadian pop chart at #36.

1966: Staccatos enter the Canadian pop chart at #38 with “It’s A Long Way Home.”

1966: “Until It’s Time For You” by Catherine McKinnon enters the Canadian contemporary chart at #10.

1966: Rhythm Pals‘ “This They Say Is Me” tops Canada’s country chart.

1969: Buffy Sainte Marie and Ian & Sylvia both play the Fillmore East in New York for the first time.

1970: The Guess Who‘s “No Time” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the second and last week.

1970: The Poppy Family peak at #9 on the Canadian pop chart with “That’s Where I Went Wrong.”

1980: Dick Gardiner is in Stephenville, NFLD at Clode Sound Productions, working on what would become his HEADIN’ BACK TO NEWFIE album later that year.

1981: April Wine peak at #13 on the Canadian pop chart with “Just Between You and Me.” It also becomes the band’s only American top 30 hit.

1986: The rebooted Littlest Hobo ends its five and a half year run on CTV. The weekly adventures of a homeless dog that saves the day for someone featured the theme song by Terry Bush. “Maybe Tomorrow” still makes most ‘greatest Canadian songs’ lists today.

1986: FM opens for Rush at Maple Leaf Gardens for the second of a two-night stay in Toronto.

1988: Chalk Circle opens for Rush on the first of a two-night stint at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens.

1988: The Box peak in the Canadian top 40 with “Crying Out Loud For Love.”

1993: Snow tops Billboard’s chart with “Informer.”

1995: Jane Siberry releases the album A COLLECTION – 1984 – 1995.

1998: Steppenwolf is in Daytona, Florida for a show at Adam’s Mark Hotel.

1999: Mike Bullard hosts the Juno Awards in Hamilton. Among the winners are Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra, Celine Dion, Barenaked Ladies, Melanie Doane, and Bryan Adams.

1999: Wide Mouth Mason release their WHERE I STARTED album.

2000: Nickelback re-release their THE STATE album.

2000: Julian Austin releases his sophomore album, BACK IN MY LIFE.

2002: Alanis Morrissette‘s JAGGED LITTLE PILL peaks on Ireland’s albums chart at #19 (the second time around), seven years after its first release.

2006: Sum 41 release the live album, GO CHUCK YOURSELF – it was released a few months earlier in Japan as HAPPY LIVE SURPRISE.

2008: Sum 41 is in Toronto for a show at Club Oxygen.

2010: Halifax singer/songwriter Joel Plaskett takes home three trophies during the East Coast Music Awards celebrations in Sydney, NS. Other winners on the night included Lennie Gallant, Catherine MacLellan, and the Motherleague, among others.

2015: Nickelback release the single, “Satellite.”

2016: Mombius Hibachi release the single and video, “Pandora.”

2017: Danko Jones releases his new album, WILD CAT.

2018: Myles Goodwyn releases the decade-long project, MYLES GOODWYN & FRIENDS OF THE BLUES. It has two more tracks than the vinyl version, released a month later.

2018: Atlanta Jane releases the single, “Maybe Not Today.”

2019: Even Nickelback is a dividing point between parties in the US Congress, when the Democrat takes a cheap shot at the band’s fanbase, and in an emotional tirade the Republican calls them the ‘greatest band of the ’90s’.