This Day in History: 2022-07-12
1963: Montreal-born jazz pianist Paul Biley plays on Sammy Rollins’ “All The Things That Your Are” – argued my many as one of the greatest piano solos in jazz history.
1964: Esquires release their debut self-titled album. Their deal is the first major signing with Capitol by a Canadian group.
1965: “Tossin’ and Turnin’ ” by The Guess Who peaks on the Canadian chart at #3.
1965: Staccatos enter the Canadian chart at #23 with “Small Town Girl.”
1969: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #26 with “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day.”
1971: Oscar Peterson is the only Canadian on the bill in New York City during the Schaefer Music Festival.
1974: Mahogany Rush is in St Catherines, Ontario for a show at the Garden City Arena.
1984: Chad Brownlee is born in Kelowna, BC.
1983: Parachute Club release their debut self-titled album, and their first single, “Rise Up.”
1988: “Canadian Idol” season three winner Melissa O’Neil is born in Calgary.
1994: Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies sings the Canadian national anthem at MLB’s all star game in Pittsburgh.
1997: The Tea Party peak at #3 with “Transmission” on Billboard’s chart.
1999: Big Sugar‘s “Turn The Lights On” peaks at #8 on the Canadian singles chart.
2005: Thor releases the THOR AGAINST THE WORLD album.
2007: Blue Rodeo headlines the Ottawa Blues Fest.
2008: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush is in London, Ontario for a show at Bluesfest.
2008: Road Hammers peak at #50 on Billboard’s country albums chart with BLOOD SWEAT & STEEL.
2008: Hedley makes their first appearance in Bonnyville, Alberta and play the Centennial Centre to the delight of thousands of screaming kids.
2011: Theory of a Deadman release their fourth album, THE TRUTH IS…
2011: Wide Mouth Mason release their first album with new bassist/producer Gordie Johnson, NO BAD DAYS.
2013: Harem Scarem is in Toronto at The Rockpile.
2013: Barstool Prophets are in Cornwall, Ontario for a show at Lamoureux Park.
2014: Shawn Mendes’ first single, “Life of the Party” peaks at #24 on Billboard. At 15, he becomes the youngest artist to crack the top 25.
2016: Jeff Martin is in Meaford, Ontario for a show at the Meaford Hall.
2016: Aaron Goodvin takes the stage at Exhibition Grounds in Lloydminster, Sask during Colonial Days.
2019: Fighting Our Last Days are in Calgary for the Stampede, doing a show at The Blind Beggar’s Pub.
2019: Neil Young is in London, England, for a show at Hyde Park.
2019: Folks gather at the Community Centre in Boscombe, Alberta for the start of the 24th edition of the 3 day Hillbilly Jam.