This Day in History: 2022-07-30

July 30
1941: Paul Anka is born in Ottawa.

1944: Joe Mendelson, solo artist and co-founder of McKenna Mendelson Mainline is born in Toronto as Birrell Josef Mendelson.

1954: The Crew Cuts' "Sh'Boom" is on top of the Billboard pop chart for the second of a seven week run.

1960: Mike Cillis, bassist for Sentinel is born in Toronto.

1966: Tom Northcott releases the single, "Going Down."

1977: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard's country chart at #81 with "Trouble In Mind."

1983: Neil Young and the Shocking Pinks are in Vancouver for a show at the Pacific Coliseum.

1983: Bryan Adams is on Solid Gold for the second time, pretending to sing "Straight From the Heart." It's actually the tape from his first performance a few months earlier, where he did the same song.

1985: Bryan Adams is in Dallas, Texas for a show at Reunion Arena.

1988: Corey Hart peaks at #38 on Billboard's chart with "In Your Soul."

1999: Our Lady Peace releases the single "One Man Army," the first from the HAPPINESS IS NOT A FISH THAT YOU CAN CATCH album.

1996: Alanis Morissette sees "You Learn" top Canada's RPM singles chart, the second week in a row, third this month, and last.

1997: Leahy's self-titled album tops Canada's country chart for the second of a two week run.

2003: Toronto hosts a one-day festival to revive the city's tourism industry following an outbreak of the SARS virus. Featured performers include Rush, along with The Guess Who, Sass Jordan and over a dozen others. An estimated 450,000 people attend.

2005: Gord Bamford and Wilkinsons are on stage during the Big Valley Jamboree outside Camrose, Alberta.

2005: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Huddersfield, England for a show at the Picture Drome.

2009: Greg Ladanyi, president of Maple Jam Music Group and award winning producer of such artists as Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac, Toto, Jackson Browne, and Jeff Healey, died in a Cyprus hospital after an on-stage accident caused severe head trauma.

2010: Walk Off The Earth release their sophomore album, MY ROCK.

2012: Tupelo Honey release the song, "Can't Stop," a song written for The Edmonton Oilers.

2015: The Oshawa Death Fest III goes down. On the bill at two venues in town over the next two days are the likes of Accursed Spawn, The Silent, Astaoroth, Volk, Catharcyst, and Devilz By Definition, among others.

2015: The Dead South are among the performers at the Big Valley Jamboree outside Camrose, Alberta.

2017: The Frank are in Red Deer to open for I Mother Earth at Bo's Bar & Grill.

2019: Donny Lee is in High Prairie, Alta for the first of a two night run as the after-rodeo entertainment.

2019: Doug Helle releases his new single and video, "Tomorrow Was Such A Long Time Ago."