This Day in History: 2022-08-02

Aug 2
1937: Organist Garth Hudson of The Band is born in London, Ontario.

1944: Country star and TV show host Blake Emmons is born in Toronto.

1965: Ronnie Hawkins enters the Canadian pop chart at #33 with “Bluebirds Over The Mountain.”

1965: Bobby Curtola peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #29 with “It’s About Time.”

1965: Terry Black is in at #39 with his new single, “Say It Again.”

1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful, featuring Zal Yanovsky, see their biggest hit, “Summer In The City” peak at number 1 on Billboard.

1969: It’s Day Two of the Atlantic City Pop Festival in Hamilton Township. NJ. Lighthouse takes the stage.

1970: Aaron Prtichett is born in Terrace, BC.

1972: Bob McBride is at Thunder Sound Studios in Toronto, laying down tracks for his debut solo album, BUTTERFLY DAYS.

1973: Mahogany Rush is in Ottawa for a show at Southam Hall.

1973: Brave Belt sign with Mercury Records. They’re told to change their name, which they do. Now they’re Bachman Turner Overdrive.

1975: Carroll Baker‘s “Hungry Fire of Love” debuts at #1 on Canada’s country singles chart.

1978: Houndog finish up recording their only album at Century 21 Studios in Winnipeg.

1980: Prism release their YOUNG & RESTLESS album, and the title track as its first single.

1981: Loverboy is home in Vancouver for a show at Empire Stadium.

1994: The Neil Young tribute album, BORROWED TUNES, is released. It features covers by two dozen Canadian artists, including Randy Bachman, Junkhouse Jann Arden, and Jeff Healey.

1994: Head is in Mendocino, California, working on what would become their JERK album at Philo’s Ranch.

1995: The Dexters, which features Rush‘s Alex Lifeson, play a special concert at Hangar 419 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.

2005: Bill Culp releases his ROOTS AND ROLL album on Bullseye Records.

2007: The 15th annual Big Valley Jamboree goes down outside Camrose, Alberta. On the card over the next four days are Bobby Curtola makes a surprise stop in Cold Lake, Alberta for some R & R so he camps at the MD Park.

2008: Cowboy Junkies are on the card at the Newport Folk Festival, outside Newport, Rhode Island.

2011: Sheepdogs release the EP, FIVE EASY PIECES. They also make their second appearance in less than three months on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

2012: David Wilcox headlines the night at the Calgary Bluesfest.

2016: The East Pointers and Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies take the stage in St John’s, NFLD at the Gorge Street Festival.

2017: Walk Off The Earth’s new single, “Fire In My Soul” is certified gold in Canada.

2018: Tripsonix release their new single and video, “Listen.”

2018: Quick Draw release the first single from their upcoming debut album, “Green Eyed Girl.”

2019: The 12/21 release their new single, “Thinking About You.”

2020: Joshuas Habit are back from a 10-year hiatus, and release the first single from their forthcoming album, the title track, “Hard Road.”