This Day in History: 2022-07-08

July 8
1967: Gordon Lightfoot‘s THE WAY I FEEL peaks at #20 on the Canadian albums chart.

1967: “Labourer” by49th Parallel enters the Canadian pop chart at #82.

1967: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #18 with “Down At The Pawn Shop.”

1967:Townsmen see “He’s In Town” enter the Canadian pop chart at #86.

1972:Bonnie Dobson releases her self titled debut album.

1977: Travis Pankiw, leader ofJoshuas Habit, is born in Calgary.

1978:Jesse Winchester releases the album, A TOUCH ON THE RAINY SIDE.

1982: Serena Ryder is born in Toronto.

1982:The Terry Crawford Band opens for The Beach Boys at The Sportsplex in Lethbridge, Alberta.

1984:Corey Hart opens for April Wine in Fredricton, NB at the Aitken Centre.

1987:Chalk Circle is in Toronto for a show at Ontario Place.

1992:Connie Kaldor releases her WOOD RIVER album.

1994:Gowan is in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore.

1996: “Ahead By A Century” fromTragically Hip is the top song on the Canadian singles chart, for the second time.

1997:Jason McCoy releases his PLAYIN’ FOR KEEPS album.

1997:Wide Mouth Mason release their self-titled second album in the US.

2003:Nickelback film the video to “Someday” with director Nigel Dick in Vancouver.

2006:Nelly Furtado‘s duet with Timbaland, “Promiscuous” tops Billboard’s singles chart. Her album LOOSE also tops Billboard’s albums chart.

2007:Gordon Lightfoot headlines the venerable Mariposa Folk Festival, in his hometown of Orillia, ON.

2008:Matt Mays + El Torpedo release the album, TERMINAL ROMANCE.

2010:The Carpet Frogs play a sold out show at Richmond Hill’s Mill Pond Park.

2011:Doc Walker releases the single, “Country Girl” from the forthcoming album 16 AND 1.

2014:Tom Cochrane releases the single, “Sunday Afternoon Hang.”

2014:Burton Cummings and Colin James are in Calgary for a show at Cowboys Stampede Tent.

2016: Rural Alberta Advantage begin a three-night run at the Gridlock Festival in Halifax, NS.

2016: James Boraski & Momentary Evolution, Camden Blues, Serena Ryder,Gowan, and Tom Cochrane all take the stage at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ont, for the Red & White All Canadian Bluesfest.

2019: Loud Luxury see their latest single, “Body” certified gold.

2019: Cynical Sons release their new single, “Feen For Me.”

2020: Fallen Stars release their new single and video, “Enough.”