This Day in History: 2022-07-09

July 9
1935: Phil Leavitt, founder of The Diamonds is born in Toronto.

1950: Tony Nolasco, drummer for The Spassiks and McKenna Mendelson Mainline is born in Sudbury, Ontario.

1963: Ronnie Hawkins releases the single, “Bo Diddley.”

1965: Robert Goulet releases the album, BEGIN TO LOVE.

1969: David Clayton Thomas are in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1969: “Baby I Love You” by Andy Kim tops the Canadian pop chart.

1974: Neil Young reunites with Crosby Stills & Nash at a show in Seattle, WA.

1976: “Roxy Roller” (the original version) from Sweeney Todd ends a three-week run atop Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1981: Corey Hart opens for April Wine in Quebec City at Le Colisee.

1994: Coney Hatch are in Pittsburgh for a show at Graffiti’s.

1996: Rush‘s Alex Lifeson is in the studios with I Mother Earth. He cameos on “Like A Girl” off the SCENEREY AND FISH lp.

2002: Dream Warriors release their last album of new material, THE LEGACY CONTINUES.

2002: Boomers release their MIDWAY album.

2006: Sugakane is home in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at Camel’s Toe Night Club.

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

2012: Emerson Drive release the single, “She’s My Kind Of Crazy” from the forthcoming album, ROLL.

2014: Saga‘s new album, SAGACITY, enters the German album charts at #13.

2014: The Perms release their new single and video, “The Parent Thing.”

2015: Chad Allan and Tom Cochrane are among the 12 recipients of the Order of Manitoba, in a ceremony at the Legislature Building in Winnipeg.

2015: He once fronted Default, now he’s a country star, and Dallas Smith is among the performers on opening night of the Craven Country Jamboree outside Craven, Saskatchewan.

2016: Rural Alberta Advantage are at the Gridlock Festival in Halifax, NS for the second of a three-night run.

2016: Terra Lightfoot, Loose Cannon, David Gogo, Steve Hill, Carson Downey Band, Jonas & The Massive Attraction, Downchild Blues Band, and Colin James all take the stage at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ont, for the Red & White All Canadian Bluesfest.

2016: Tragically Hip peak on Billboard’s albums chart at #179 with MAN MACHINE POEM.

2018: Alimony Brothers are in Vancouver for a show at Wise Lounge.

2020: Dark Stone release their new single, “All I Ever.”