This Day in History: 2022-07-29
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.
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.”
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: 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.”