This Day in History: 2022-07-24

July 24
1953: Ian Oscar of One Horse Blue and Victory Group fame is born in Daysland, Alberta.

1966: The Paupers are in Toronto for a show at El Patio. It’s the last show with original vocalist Bill Marion.

1970: Ian & Sylvia are in New York City at the Wollman Skating Rink during the Schaefer Music Festival.

1971: Gordon Lightfoot peaks at #64 on Billboard with “Talking In Your Sleep.”

1976: The Dudes open for Blood Sweat & Tears at The Montreal Forum.

1982: Aldo Nova opens for Cheap Trick at the Convention Centre in San Antonio, Texas.

1983: Streetheart is in Winnipeg for a show at The Norlander Pub, night four of a five night run. The show is taped and used for the LIVE AFTER DARK album later that year.

1992: It’s night two of a three night stand for Queen City Kids at Peoples Pub in Edmonton.

1999: Tragically Hip are outside Rome, NY for their show at Woodstock \’99.

2004: The first ever Rock The Park festival in London, Ontario wraps up. On the stage this night was Steppenwolf, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, and Goddo. The event raised over $110,000 for the Bethany Hope Foundation.

2007: Sum 41 release the single, “Walking Disaster.”

2007: Econoline Crush is in Weed, California at RadioStar Studios, laying down tracks for the upcoming IGNITE album.

2008: Lee Aaron headlines night two of Rock The Park 5 in London, Ont.

2008: Headpins are in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

2008: Bill Henderson of Collectors and Chilliwack fame plays a solo show at the Nancy Applebee Theatre in Athabasca, Alta in support of the town’s Rock n Roll Camp for Kids.

2008: Frank Marino is in Allston, Mass for a show at Harper’s Ferry.

2009: Jeff Healey‘s first album after his death earlier that year is released – the live SONGS FROM THE ROAD.

2011: The Wackers reform for a one-night-only performance in Toronto at Cherry Cola’s.

2011: April Wine is in New Richmond, QB for a show at Festival Pointe Taylor.

2012: Trooper is in St Anthony, NFLD as part of the town’s Home Coming Year celebrations.

2013: Rush is in Calgary for a show at the Saddledome.

2014: Gord Bamford is the featured act at Klondike Days in Edmonton.

2013: Rush play to a sold-out crowd in Red Deer at the Centrium. The show was a re-schedule of the one cancelled for Calgary due to the flood.

2014: Matthew Good plays Rock The Park in London, Ont.

2015: Brett Kissell is in on the main stage at K Days in Edmonton.

2015: Faber Drive is in Abbotsford, BC for an acoustic show at Highstreet.

2017: Justin Bieber cancels the remaining 14 shows of his world tour. No reason is immediately given, but eventually, the usual “tired and exhausted” story is pulled out. Life goes on.

2017: Steve Hill opens for April Wine in Bathurst, NS. Hill also played on Myles Goodwyn’s solo album, MYLES GOODWYN & FRIENDS OF THE BLUES.

2019: “Imported” by Jessie Reyez, featuring 6Lack, goes gold.