This Day in History: 2022-07-05
1949: Dave Beckett of Gary & Dave is born in Newmarket, Ontario.
1950: Michael Monarch, guitarist for Steppenwolf is born in LA.
1965: Canadian Sweethearts peak at # 7 on the Canadian country chart with “Lookin’ Back To See.”
1965: Bobby Curtola‘s “Walkin’ With My Angel” peaks at #3 on the Canadian chart.
1968: Harry Hess of Harem Scarem is born in Oshawa, Ont.
1968: 49th Parallel is in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for a show at Temple Gardens Dance Hall.
1969: Buffy Sainte-Marie is a guest on The Johnny Cash Show.
1974: Anne Murray hosts “The Midnight Special” for the second time, where she also performs a handful of songs.
1975: Blood Sweat & Tears are the only Canadian act (sort-of at this point) in New York City during the Schaefer Music Festival.
1975: BTO peak at #21 on Billboard’s chart with “Hey You.”
1985: Platinum Blonde release the ALIEN SHORES album, and what would become their only #1 hit in Canada, “Crying Over You.”
1991: It’s the only time they crack Billboard’s pop chart, when Candi & The Backbeat‘s “Friends Forever” enters at #62.
1997: Trina Crewe from Corey & Trina succumbs to stomach cancer in a Calgary hospital. She was 56.
1998: Harem Scarem releases the BIG BANG THEORY album worldwide with two different covers.
2003: Chilliwack releases their live album, THERE AND BACK.
2004: Billy Talent release their new single, “River Below.”
2007: Fred Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels are in Bonnyville, Alberta for a show at the Lyle Victor Albert Arts Centre.
2008: Nickelback is at Mountain View Studios in Abbotsford, BC recording what would become their DARK HORSE album later that year.
2010: The original Coney Hatch reforms for a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.
2013: Rushcon 13, celebrating all things Rush, opens in Toronto at Massey Hall.
2013: Cold Lake, Alberta has its biggest concert ever, when Tragically Hip play at The Energy Centre.
2018: Singer/songwriter Carmen Campagne succumbs to cancer at the age of 58.
2018: Alice Hardy release their new single and video for their cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.”