This Day in History: 2022-06-24
1948: Robert Leger of Beau Dommage is born in Montreal.
1964: Jeff Sawatzky, bassist for Office, Voice, Sarah McLachlan and Bolero Lava is born in Edmonton.
1965: “Little Liar” by Terry Black enters the Canadian pop chart at #36.
1967: “This Time Long Ago” from The Guess Who enters the Canadian top 100 at #84.
1967: Dougie Trineer’s “Don’t Speak To Me of Loneliness” is at #10 on Canada’s country chart for the second straight week. It would fall out of the top 10 a week later.
1967: “He’s In Town” by Townsmen enters the Canadian pop chart at #92.
1970: Festival Express, a touring concert consisting of The Band, The Good Brothers, Mashmakhan, and Ian & Sylvia, among others, is supposed to kick off in Montreal. It gets cancelled because of concerns of potential violence.
1972: John Kay is on American Bandstand, pretending to sing “I’m Moving On.”
1974:Mahogany Rush is in Montreal for a show at Jardin des Etoiles.
1983: Stretch Marks begin a three-night run at Wellington’s in Winnipeg.
1994: Lee Aaron‘s CALL OF THE WILD, originally released in 1985 is released on CD.
1995: Neil Young comes on stage to replace an ailing Eddie Vedder during a Pearl Jam concert in San Fransisco.
1996: “Ahead By A Century” by Tragically Hip is the top song on the Canadian singles chart.
1997: BURNING FOR BUDDY II is released. It features Rush‘s Neil Peart performing “One O’ Clock Jump.”
2003: Our Lady Peace release the appropriately titled, LIVE album.
2004: Cowboy Junkies release their ONE SOUL NOW album.
2006: Tragically Hip headline an outdoor show at Fort York, Ontario.
2006: The Nylons, two members of who are gay, perform during Toronto’s Gay Pride celebrations.
2008: The Road Hammers release their first American album, BLOOD SWEAT AND STEEL.
2008: Great Big Sea releases their FORTUNE’S FAVOUR album.
2010: Sum 41 wrap up recording at Perfect Sound Studio in LA on what would become the SCREAMING BLUE MURDER album.
2014: Gary Fjellgaard is in Pincher Creek, Alberta for a show at the local hockey rink.
2017: It’s night two of a four-night run with The Steadies at the new Cathedral Social Hall in Saskatoon.