This Day in History: 2022-03-13

March 13
1931: Bob Regan of Canadian Sweethearts is born in Rolla, BC.

1974: Sweeney Todd is in Vancouver, opening for the New York Dolls at The Commodore.

1975: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what what become the STRANGE UNIVERSE album.

1976: BTO end a two week run at #33 on Billboard’s chart with “Take It Like A Man.”

1976: Carroll Baker is on top of the Canadian country chart with “No More Cheatin’.”

1978: Ian Thomas releases his STILL HERE album.

1979: Blue Peter open for Boomtown Rats the first of a two night stand at El Mocambo.

1980: Brandon Wolf releases the EP, NOT GUILTY.

1981: Rhinegold are on the second night of a three-night run in Ottawa at Barrymore’s Music Hall.

1982:Gino Vannelli‘s “The Longer You Wait” peaks on Billboard’s chart at #89.

1979: Blue Peter and Battered Wives are in Toronto for the first of a two night gig at Picadilly Tube.

1986: The Band is in St Louis for a show at the Fox Theatre.

1987: Tower Bridge releases the single and video to “Into Your Heart.”

1995: One Horse Blue‘s “Hopeless Love” tops Canada’s country chart. It’s the first time the band reached that pinnacle.

1998: Blue Rodeo‘s TREMOLO album is certified platinum.

2000: Soul Decision’s “Faded” tops Canada’s singles list.

2001: Melissa McClelland releases her self-titled debut album.

2000: Nickelback is in Abbotsford, BC for some studio time at Mountain View Studios. The sessions become part of the ALL THE RIGHT REASONS album later that year.

2005: Kim Mitchell‘s compilation album FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK, consisting of both solo and Max Webster material, is released.

2008: Graham Shaw releases his first solo album in 27 years, RAW SHAW.

2008: Matt Epp releases his ORPHAN HORSE album.

2013: Ron Sexsmith releases his FOREVER ENDEAVOR album.

2013: Kingdoom is home in Edmonton at the Mercury Club for a CD release party for their self-titled debut album.

2014: Serge Fiori releases his self-titled debut album.

2015: Tom Cochrane is in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall.

2015: Gabrielle Papillon releases her album, TEMPEST OF THE OLD.

2017: Road Hammers release their new single and video for “Crazy For You.”

2019: Drummer Zippy Pinhead (The Stiffs, The Rabid) dies in his Vancouver home of a suspected heart attack. He was 57.

2019: Delta Stone & The Wardogs release their new video and single, “Too Much For You.”

2020: Dommed & Stoned release their new EP, PRIMORDIAL.