This Day in History: 2022-07-29

July 29
1940: Early country star Ray St. Germain is born in St Vital, Manitoba.

1945: Early pop star Barry Allen is born in Edmonton as Barry Allen Rasmussen.

1953: Geddy Lee of Rush is born Gary Lee Weinrib in Willowdale, Ontario.

1967: 49th Parallel peaks on the Canadian pop charts at #55 with “Laborer.”

1967: Bud Roberts tops Canada’s top country chart with “The Alcan Run.” It would stay at #1 for two weeks.

1972: Gordon Lightfoot peaks at #58 on Billboard with “Beautiful.”

1972: Bob Ruzicka releases his debut album, WHAT THE WORLD’S ALL ABOUT.

1973: Mahogany Rush is in Montreal for a show at the Moustache Club.

1974: Neil Peart is officially hired as John Rutsey‘s replacement in Rush.

1978: Burton Cummings sees “Break It To Them Gently” peak on Billboard’s chart at #85.

1979: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are at the Speedway outside Calgary, for a show during the Alberta Jam.

1996: Duane Steele sees “Anita Got Married” top the Canadian country singles chart.

1997: Treble Charger releases their MAYBE IT’S ME album in the US.

2002: Cowboy Junkies release their compilation album, THE RADIO SESSIONS.

2005: Corb Lund is among the performers at the Big Valley Jamboree in central Alberta.

2005: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Derbyshire, England for the Rock and Blues Festival.

2006: At the opening ceremonies of The Outgames in Montreal, KD Lang performs her hit “Constant Craving.”

2004: Coney Hatch and Kim Mitchell are in Mattawa, Ontario for a show at Explorer’s Point.

2009: Loverboy plays a sold-out show at the Yamhill County Fair in McMinnville, Oregon.

2010: White Wolf reforms for a rare appearance during the Taste of Edmonton festival.

2013: Theory of a Deadman release their SAVAGES album.

2015: Alessia Cara makes her TV debut, performing “Here” on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

2016: Platinum Blonde and Alan Frew are in St John’s, NFLD for the Gorge Street Festival.

2016: Billy Talent release their new album, AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.

2017: It’s the second of a two-night run for Dahlia Wakefield at Casino Dene in Cold Lake, Alberta.

2017: Broken Social Scene peaks on Billboard’s albums chart at #96 with HUG OF THUNDER.

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

2018: Karter Brooks releases his video and single for “Shotgun.”

2019: Mr Mouray release their new single and video, “Wolf Who Cried Boy.”