This Day in History: 2022-08-10
1974: BTO peaks at #12 on Billboard’s chart with “Takin’ Care of Business.”
1977: Garfield is in Kitchener, Ontario for the first of a two-night stand at The Coronet.
1979: Matt Mays is born in Hamilton.
1979: The Kingbees (featuring Canadian Jamie James) are in LA for a show at the Pan-Andreas Theatre.
1982: Coney Hatch is in Ottawa for a show at Barrymore’s Music Hall.
1983: Coney Hatch opens for Fastway and Iron Maiden in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Wings Stadium.
1984: Voivod releases their debut album, WAR AND PAIN.
1985: Anne Murray peaks at #7 on Billboard’s country chart with “I Don’t Think I’m Ready For You,” the second of two weeks in that spot.
1991: Bryan Adams is atop Canada’s singles chart with “Everything I Do.”
1993: I Mother Earth release their debut album, DIG.
1996: The Guess Who plays a show at Moravian College, PA. The show is taped and becomes part of THE SPIRIT LIVES ON album.
1996: Paul Brandt makes Billboard\’s country chart for the first time, peaking at #102 with “Calm Before The Storm.”
1997: Harem Scarem releases the Japan-only album, LIVE ONES.
2006: Ra McGuire from Trooper not only visits the local library, but he also reads passages from his new book, “Here For a Good Time”, at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
2010: Carolyn Dawn Johnson releases her LOVE RULES album.
2017: Trooper headlines the 70th anniversary of Peachfest, in Penticton, BC.
2018: It’s country day at Peachfest 71 in Penticton, BC. Headlining is George Canyon.
2018: Teenage Head is in Toronto for a show at The Duke.
2018: Whale & The Wolf headline day of one of the Dog Patch Music Festival, outside Loon Lake, Sask.
2018: Gene Simmons and his band are on stage in Grand Forks, BC for CannaFest. Joining them for a rendition of “I Was Made For Loving You” is Darby Mills.
2019: Jim Byrnes is in the heart of the Okanagan, playing to an intimate crowd at Ex Nihilo Vineyards.
2019: Punch Drunk Cabaret is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a show during the Verge Arts Festival. The crowd is also the first to get a shot at the band\’s repackaging of the first two albums, THE DUSTBOWL YEARS.
2019: Gardy Edward Allen opens for the Paris Black Band in Toronto at the Linsmore Tavern.
2019: Matty Black releases his new single, “I Know I Know.”