This Day in History: 2022-06-29

June 29
1960: Paul Anka appears on ABC TV’s special “Coke Time.”

1966: The Ugly Ducklings open for their idols, The Rolling Stones at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

1970: The Band is in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1971: Matthew Good is born in Burnaby, BC.

1974: Neal Peart is hired as Rush‘s drummer, replacing John Rutsey.

1974: “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot ends a three-week run on top of Canada’s RPM singles chart. It also tops Billboard’s chart on this day.

1974: Mood Jga Jga is at The Ting in Winnipeg, for the first of two sold-out shows.

1974: Terry Jacks ends a two-week run at #68 after peaking on Billboard’s chart with “If You Go Away.”

1978: Tafelmusik give their first concert in Toronto at Massey Hall.

1985: Gino Vannelli peaks at #42 on Billboard’s chart with “Black Cars.”

1985: Coney Hatch is in Lindsay, Ontario for a show at the Lindsay Fairgrounds.

1989: Voivod release their DIMENSION HATROSS album.

1991: Sarah McLachlan releases her sophomore album, SOLACE.

1996: Alanis Morissette performs in front of 150,000 people at London’s Hyde Park during the annual Prince’s Trust Concert.

1997: The B Girls, Sook Yin & The Chevrons, Knockout Pill, Clove, and Smear & The Shuttlecocks are on the card at the Opera House in Toronto.

1998: Julian Austin sees the title track to his WHAT MY HEART ALREADY KNOWS album peak at #12 on the Canadian country chart.

2000: Connie Kaldor releases her new album, LOVE IS A TRUCK.

2001: The Co-Dependents are in Calgary at Mecca Cafe in Calgary. The show becomes part of their LIVE RECORDING EVENT album.

2002: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #169 with IN VIOLET LIGHT.

2003: Grapes of Wrath and Odds are at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.

2004: Rush releases FEEDBACK, their first album of all-covers. In fact, it’s the only time they’ve EVER recorded covers, except for an indie ’45 before their label signing in ’74.

2004: The Tragically Hip release their tenth studio effort, IN BETWEEN EVOLUTION.

2004: Alexisonfire release their sophomore album, WATCH OUT!

2006: Lee Aaron releases the jazz lp BEAUTIFUL THINGS.

2007: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, and Anne Murray are all immortalized on Canadian postage stamps.

2010: Eugene Ripper plays in Halifax promoting his new album, PUNKS & PUSHERS, at The Carleton.

2013: The Dead South release their debut EP, THE OCEAN WENT MAD AND WE WERE TO BLAME.

2013: Avril Lavigne peaks on Billboard’s chart at #20 with “Here’s To Never Growing Up.”

2016: Sum 41 release the first single from the new album, THIRTEEN VOICES, “Fake My Own Death.”

2018: Gordon Lightfoot is in Toronto for a show at Massey Hall for the first of a two-night run. He’s played there 166 times, more than any other artist, and he’s the last to perform at the 127 year old building before it closes for two years of renovations.