This Day in History: 2022-03-22

March 22
1931: Actor, author, and sometimes singer William Shatner is born in Montreal.

1934: Early country great Dick Damron is born in Bentley, Alberta as Joseph Glenn Damron.

1959: Moe Berg of Pursuit of Happiness is born in Edmonton.

1965: The Guess Who‘s cover of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over” tops Canada’s singles chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1970: Madrigal release their only album, SUNSHINE AND BAKED BEANS.

1977: Oakley is in Richibucto, NB for the first show of a five night run at The Bear’s Den.

1979: Trooper is the musical guest on “Whatever Turns You On.”

1980: THP Orchestra release their last single, “Good To Me.”

1986: Barra MacNeils release their self-titled debut album.

1986: Colin Linden releases his sophomore album, THE IMMORTALS.

1990: Corey Hart releases his BANG! album.

1991: Annihilator opens for Judas Priest for two shows at the Hammersmith Odeon while on their UK tour.

1992: Sony releases MITSOU, a compilation album for the American market.

1994: hHead is in Mendocino, California, working on what would become their JERK album at Philo’s Ranch.

1994: 54-40 release the album, SMILIN’ BUDDAH CABARET.

1994: Rush is in Auburn Hills, MI for a show at The Palace.

1995: Captain Tractor release their NORTH OF THE YELLOWHEAD album.

1995: Burton Cummings is in Edmonton for a show at The Thunderdome.

1995: Headstones release their TEETH AND TISSUE album.

1998: Rascalz win, but refuse the Juno for best rap recording because it wasn’t presented during the TV broadcast.

2005: 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.

2008: Nickelback is at Mountain View Studios in Abbotsford, BC recording what would become their DARK HORSE album later that year.

2008: Rush’s Alex and Geddy crash Foo Fighter’s show at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, and come on stage with drummer Taylor Hawkins for “YYZ.”

2011: George Canyon releases his new album, BETTER BE HOME SOON.

2012: I Mother Earth make their first appearance onstage together in more than eight years, performing at the Sound Academy in Toronto.