This Day in History: 2022-07-03

July 3
1944: Dave Konvalinka, bassist for The Gaylords, and Bobby Kris & The Imperials is born in Gimli, Manitoba.

1954: The Crew Cuts release “Sh’Boom.” It would peak at #5 on Billboard’s charts later in the month.

1965: The Guess Who‘s “Shakin’ All Over” peaks on the Billboard chart at #22.

1969: Kevin Hearn, keyboardist and percussinist for Barenaked Ladies is born in Grimsby, Ontario.

1973: Copperpenny release their self-titled debut album.

1978: Barde headlines the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

1984: Corey Hart opens for April Wine in St John’s, NFLD at the Memorial Stadium – the first of two sold out shows.

1984: Chilliwack release their LOOK IN LOOK OUT album.

1984: Kick Axe opens for Judas Priest for the first show of a seven week tour, starting in Harrisburg, PA.

1987: Triumph is at Metalworks Studio in Mississauga, Ontario, finishing up the SURVEILLANCE album.

1988: Bryan Adams is among the performers at Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium. It becomes his LIVE LIVE LIVE album later that year.

1989: Cowboy Junkies appear on the BBC Radio One. The sessions end up on their 2002 album, appropriately entitled THE RADIO SESSIONS.

1989: Moving Targetz play the Gasworks in Toronto for the first time.

1990: Corey Hart releases his BANG! album.

1994: Randy Bachman is on Granville Island, BC for a show at the Arts Club Theatre.

1995: “Bringing Back Your Love” gives One Horse Blue their second #1 Canadian country hit, and their eighth single from their 1993 self-titled album.

1995: Long John Baldry releases the compilation, A THRILL’S A THRILL – THE CANADIAN YEARS.

1997: Gowan releases his live album, GOWAN AU QUEBEC.

2000: Jeff Healey releases his GET ME SOME album.

2001: Big Sugar releases their BROTHERS & SISTERS WHERE ARE YOU? album. A French version with four extra songs is released the same day – BROTHERS & SISTERS ETES VOUS READY?

2006: Nelly Furtado with Timbaland has her single “Promiscuous” top Billboard’s chart.

2008: Prism releases the cd BIG BLACK SKY.

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

2014: A special screening of the Goddo documentary “The Pretty Bad Boys Return” is shown at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa.

2015: The Steadies are at home in Saskatoon for a show at the Capitol Music Club.

2015: Sheepdogs release the single, “Downtown.”

2016: Mike McKenzie Band, Powerhouze Blues Band, Jenie Thai, Sam Spades, Hector Anchado, Absofunkinlutely, Sweet Vintage Rides, Boogie Patrol, Steadies, and Punch Drunk Cabaret all do at least two shows each at Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, during the Block Party.

2018: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new single and video for “Revenge of Jake The Bear.”

2018: FKB release the single and video, “Casual Love.”

2019: Jade Eagleson’s latest single, “Got Your Name On It” is certified gold.

2019: The single, “Keep It Simple” by the James Barker Band goes gold.

2020: Feverish Dream release their new single and video, “Ode To Gord,” their tribute to the late Gord Downie.