This Day in History: 2022-04-29
1942: Paul Huot of The Esquires is born in Ottawa.
1966: Bob Dylan, backed by The Hawks (better known as The Band), perform in Stockholm, Sweden for the first time. Six more weeks of dates follow across Europe in what will come to be regarded as one of rock’s most historic tours.
1967: Staccatos peak on the Canadian charts at #10 with “Half Past Midnight.”
1967: It’s the second and last week atop the pop charts for Young Canada Singers and “Canada.”
1967: Wes Dakus enters the Canadian pop chart at #85 with “Shotgun.”
1967: Buffalo Springfield perform “Mr Soul” live for the first time during a show at the Hollywood Bowl.
1972: Lighthouse peak on Billboard’s chart at #93 with “I Just Wanna Be Your Friend.”
1983: Triumph premier NEVER SURRENDER simultaneously on seven radio stations across Canada. It’s the first nationwhide live radio network of its type in the country.
1995: The Blue Shadows are among the performers in Santa Monica, California at Wild Honey – The Everly Brothers Tribute concert.
1996: “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette/ tops the Canadian singles chart, the fifth week in a six-week run.
1997:Econoline Crush is in Winnipeg, opening for KISS at the Winnipeg Arena the first of a two night stand.
2005:Dianne Brooks dies from COPD in a Toronto hospital at age 66.
2007:Cowboy Junkies release their AT THE END OF PATHS TAKEN album.
2007:Avril Lavigne< tops Billboard’s chart with “Girlfriend.”
2008:Doc Walker releases their BEAUTIFUL LIFE album.
2008:Sara McLachlan releases her album, RARITIES, B SIDES AND OTHER STUFF VOLUME TWO.
2010: Harpdog Brown begins a three-night run at Winnipeg’s Royal George Hotel. Joining him onstage are Clayton Sample, Jeff Smook, and Grant Stoval.
2011:The JFR Project is in Edmonton’s Havana Club. Opening is Vox Humana.
2012:April Wine is in Richmond Hill, Ontario for a show at the Performing Arts Centre.
2014:Alannah Myles‘ album, 85 BPM, is released.
2015:Moxyis in Hamilton for a show at Bay City Music Hall.
2015: Dwayne Osepchuk, most notable for his time in Southbound Freeway, passes away peacefully in his Edmonton home at the age of 64.