This Day in History: 2022-03-11

March 11
1953: Bernie LaBarge is born in Ottawa.

1961: Guitarist Bruce Watson of British band Big Country is born in Timmins, Ontario.

1967: “His Girl” from

The Guess Who peaks at #23 on the Canadian pop chart.

1967: “Go Go Round” by

Gordon Lightfoot peaks at #11 on the Canadian pop chart.

1967: A Passing Fancy’s “I’m Losing Tonight” peaks at #52 on the Canadian pop chart.

1972: Frank Mills’ “Love Me Love Me Love” peaks at #46 on Billboard’s chart.

1972: Spice hit #25 with “Strawberry Wine.”

1972: Neil Young‘s HARVEST is the #1 album in the US.

1972: The Poppy Family‘s “Good Friends” peaks at #10 on the Canadian pop chart, and would top the adult contemporary chart.

1983: Helix releases their first major label album, NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

1992: Jeff Healey releases his new album, FEEL THIS, and its first single, “Cruel Little Number.”

1977: Jackson Hawke release their self-titled sophomore album.

1993: Great Big Sea perform live for the first time, opening for the Irish Descendants at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s.

1994: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1998: Wide Mouth Mason‘s self-titled second album is certified gold in Canada.

1999: Tragically Hip is in Vancouver for a show at GM Place. Opening is By Divine Right.

2002: Universal Music releases a Payolas compilation as part of their 20th Century Masters series. It also contains the Rock & Hyde hit, “Dirty Water.”

2003: Skydiggers release their BITTERSWEET HARMONY album.

2007: Tiffany Dowhan is among the performers at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

2008: The last recording sessions from Jeff Healey are released as the MESS OF BLUES album, weeks after his death.

2014: Bend Sinister release their ANIMALS album.

2016: Thor is in Victoria, BC at the Red Lion Inn. The show features a screening of the “I Am Thor” movie, then the ONLY THE STRONG album done in its entirety.

2017: Teenage Head is in Brampton, Ontario for a show at Spot 1 Grill & Music Hall. It features the return of singer Dave Rave, who fronted the band from 1986 to 1989.

2018: Hedley‘s show in Windsor at Caesars Casino is cancelled by the booker due to the increasing number of sexual allegations against the band piling up.

2019: Justin Beiber is on Instagram and asks for his fans’ love, support and prayers, stating he’d been in a difficult place as of late. Skeptics are wondering if he’s just looking for attention. The video shows him with Kanye West. Make up your own mind.