This Day in History: 2022-08-11
1946: Grant Smith of Grant Smith and The Power is born in Toronto.
1959: Alan Frew of Glass Tiger is born in Coatbridge, Scotland.
1966: The British Modbeats, The Kidds, and the Torquays are in Waterloo, Ont for a show at the Glenbriar Curling Club, opening for The McCoys.
1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful, which features Canadian Zal Yanovsky, tops Billboard’s chart with “Summer In The City.”
1967: Buffy Sainte-Marie is on stage for day one of the Mariposa Folk Festival at Innis Lake Campground in Caledon, Ontario.
1977: Garfield is in Kitchener, Ontario for the second of a two-night stand at The Coronet.
1978: The first Vancouver Folk Festival is held in Stanley Park, Vancouver.
1979: It’s his second time on American Bandstand, and Nick Gilder performs “Electric Love” and “Metro Jets.”
1979: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Buffalo, NY for a show at the Auditorium.
1980: Teaze is in Montreal, opening for Cheap Trick at The Forum.
1981: Jesse Winchester, Diamond Joe White, and Bim are on stage at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
1982: Pat Travers releases the album, BLUES TRACKS – it’s all covers.
1988: Blue Rodeo is on stage at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY. They were the headliners after a high school battle of the bands’ competition. The disastrous gig was the inspiration for their 1990 hit, “What Am I Doing Here?”
1997: Sarah McLachlan tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “Building A Mystery” for the second straight week.
1998: The Wilkinsons release their debut album, NOTHING BUT LOVE.
2007: Sven Gali re-unite for the first time in two decades, playing at The Moose N Goose in Thorhold, Ontario.
2009: Painter‘s sole album from 1973 is re-released on Wounded Bird Records.
2011: Jimmy Rankin releases his single, “The Hurtin’ Part.”
2012: Parachute Club is in Edmonton for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. They’re scheduled to take the main stage the next day, but they also perform on this date – for the volunteers.
2013: David Clayton Thomas is in Hamilton at the annual Festival of Friends at Ancaster Park.
2016: Billy Talent release the video for “Louder Than The DJ.”
2017: Peachfest outside Penticton, BC celebrates its 70th anniversary. Headlining country night is Aaron Pritchett.
2017: A fire completely destroys the already dilapidated Le Studio at Morin Heights, Quebec. The recording studio had been empty since 2008 and a fundraising campaign to restore the historic building had been going on for over a year. Those who recorded there included Rush, David Bowie, The Bee Gees, The Police, and Aretha Franklin, among dozens of others. Arson is suspected.
2017: Whale & the Wolfe close out Day 1 of the Dogpatch Music Festival outside Loon Lake, Sask. Also on the card today were Mitch Belot, Atlanta Wagmann, Bob Cook, and the Bob Elliott Band.
2017: Quiet Crimes release the single, “Out of View.”
2018: Atlanta Jane, 100th Meridian, Dirty & The Perks, and Sylar Bouchard are among the entertainers on day two of the fifth annual Dog Patch Music Festival, outside Loon Lake, Sask.
2020: Ridgetown release their new single and video, “Tell You A Story.”