This Day in History: 2022-07-28

July 28
1949: Christopher Ward is born in Toronto.

1973: Watkins Glen Raceway in upstate New York hosts Summer Jam in front of an estimated 600,000 people. On the bill are The Band, as well as over a couple dozen other acts.

1973: Anne Murray peaks at #20 on Billboard’s country chart with “What About Me?”

1974: Max Webster open for Walter Ostanek in St Catharine’s, Ontario at the Lower Level Parking Lot.

1975: Bachman Turner Overdrive kick off their first Canadian tour, playing in Regina.

1978: Ian Tyson is among the guests on The Raes Variety Hour.

1979: Blue Peter is in London, Ont.’s Southwest Studios, where they record TEST PATTERNS FOR LIVING.

1980: Rush and Max Webster are in Phase One Studios in Toronto to record “Battle Scar.”

1980: Streetheart opens for AC/DC in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens.

1983: Triumph release their NEVER SURRENDER album.

1983: Streetheart is in Edmonton to close a two night run at Convention Inn South. The show is taped and used for the LIVE AFTER DARK album later that year.

1984: Corey Hart is on American Bandstand, singing “Sunglasses At Night.”

1984: Bruce Cockburn is in Camp Fortune, Quebec.

1989: The Anne Murray Centre opens in her hometown of Springhill, NS.

1992: Barenaked Ladies release their breakout album GORDON.

2000: Chilliwack plays at Skyreach Centre in Edmonton during Klondike Days. The show is recorded and becomes part of the THERE AND BACK LIVE album.

2005: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Southampton, England for a show at The Brook.

2005: Bif Naked releases her album, SUPERBEAUTIFULMONSTER in Canada.

2005: With Danny Hooper as MC, Charlie Major and Paul Brandt kick off the Big Valley Jamboree outside Camrose, Alberta.

2008: Unidisc re-releases Corey Hart‘s debut FIRST OFFENSE and its follow-up album BOY IN THE BOX.

2010: White Wolf is home in Edmonton for a free show at Sir Winston Churchill Square.

2012: The Sheepdogs take the stage at The Catalpa Music Festival in New York City.

2013: Skydiggers, Jim Cuddy, and Danny Michel are on the card at the Interstellar Rodeo Festival in Edmonton.

2014: Marianas Trench release their new single, “Pop 101.”

2016: The Novaks, Trews, and Our Lady Peace are in St John’s, NFLD for the Gorge Street Festival.

2017: Dahlia Wakefield is in Cold Lake, Alberta for the first of a two-night run at Casino Dene.

2018: Prism is in Edmonton for a show at K Days at Tim Horton’s North Stage.

2018: Metric release their new single and video, “Dark Saturday.”

2019: Insane and the Criminal release their new single and video, “Just Another Day.”