This Day in History: 2022-08-09

Aug 9
1937: “A Sailboat in the Moonlight” by Guy Lombardo tops Billboard’s chart.

1964: Voivod frontman Denis Belanger is born in Montreal.

1969: Motherlode hits #18 on the Billboard Pop chart with “When I Die”.

1969: “Baby I Love You” by Andy Kim tops the Canadian chart for the first of two weeks. It also marks the only time in Canadian chart history that three different Canadian acts topped the chart for five straight weeks.

1977: Goddo is in Toronto’s Sounds Interchange Studios finishing up what would become the WHO CARES? album.

1981: Connie Kaldor, Heather Bishop, and Paul Hann are on stage at the second annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

1982: Coney Hatch opens for Trooper at Palais des Sports in Val-D\’or, Quebec.

1990: Pursuit of Happiness release their new single, “Two Girls In One.”

1990: National Velvet is in Edmonton at The Metro.

1995: Barstool Prophets release their second album under that name, and their first for Mercury Records, CRANK.

1997: Captain Tractor releases their debut lp, BOUGHT THE FARM.

1998: Jann Arden headlines the final day of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

2002: DOA‘s 1980 debut album, SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE, is re-released for the second time.

2004: Tea Party release their new single and video, “Writings On The Wall.”

2004: Bryan Adams‘ 1981 self-titled debut is re-released on CD.

2009: Stompin’ Tom Connors is in Toronto for a show at Scotia Bank Place.

2011: Sum 41 releases the album, LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, recorded in 2007.

2013: Trooper is in Moncton for a show at Casino New Brunswick.

2013: Harlequin and Tom Cochrane are at Hawrelak Park for the third annual Edmonton Rock Music Festival.

2014: Teenage Head and Forgotten Rebels are in Lewiston, NY for a show at Academy Park.

2014: Ronnie Hawkins is in Hamilton, performing at the Festival of Friends.

2015: Lorrie Church closes out the Dog Patch Music Festival in Whelan, Sask.

2018: April Wine closes out the second night of Peachfest 71 in Penticton, BC.

2019: Rational Youth release a remastered deluxe expanded version of their 1982 debut album, COLD WAR NIGHT LIFE.

2019: Default is in Bonnyville, Alberta as the headliner for the day at Extreme Mudfest.

2019: Maelstrom Vale release their debut album, SILHOUETTES.

2019: Atlanta Jane is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show at the Grande Parlour Theatre, during the Verge Arts Festival.

2020: Salome Bey, generally regarded as Canada’s First Lady of the Blues, passes away from natural causes at the age of 80.