This Day in History: 2022-08-15

Aug 15
1925: Argued as one of the greatest ever, jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is born in Montreal.

1948: Patsy Gallant is born in Campbellton, New Brunswick.

1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful, featuring Canadian Zal Yanovsky, top Canada’s singles chart with “Summer In The City.”

1966: Barry Allen enters the Canadian pop chart at #86 with “Turn Her Down.”

1974: BTO is in Houston, Texas for a show at the Sam Houston Coliseum.

1974: Rush opens for Uriah Heep at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

1974: Neil Young releases ON THE BEACH, which Rolling Stone calls the most despairing album of the decade.

1983: Bryan Adams releases the single, “Fits Ya Good.”

1983: Bim headlines the closing night of the Mariposa Music Festival outside Toronto.

1989: Bruce Cockburn plays the second of two nights at Ontario Place in Toronto. The shows become his 1990 LIVE album.

1989: It’s night two for Kim Mitchell at the Kingswood Music Theatre in Vaughan, Ontario.

1993: The original Streetheart lineup reunites for the first time in 15 years (other than a pair of practice shows in Winnipeg earlier in the week) for a show at Sunfest in Gimli, MB.

1995: Spirit of the West‘s “Tell Me What I Think” peaks at #25 on the Canadian singles chart.

2011: Headstones release the single, “Bin This Way For Years.”

2012: Corb Lund releases the album, CABIN FEVER.

2013: Lee Aaron is in St Catharines, Ontario for a show at Barracuda Pretty.

2014: Social Strife are live at Lee’s Place in Toronto.

2014: Mahoney headlines day one of the Dogpatch Music Festival, outside Whelan, Saskatchewan.

2015: Kim Mitchell is in St Albert, Alberta for a show at Northstar Hyundai Arena.

2015: Rik Emmett and Punch Drunk Cabaret are on the stage at the Edmonton Rocks Music Festival.

2015: Platinum Blonde and Brighton Rock are in Spanish, Ontario for a show at Come Rock ‘n Roar.

2017: Whale & The Wolf are in Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern.

2017: New Pornographers release the single, “Whiteout Conditions.”

2019: Kings of None release their new single, “Crazy.”

2019: Donny Lee releases his new single and video, “Anyone Else.”

2019: “Lil Boat” from 88Glam is certified a gold single.

2020: Emerson Drive would be in Bonnyville, Alberta for Extreme Mudfest. Covid-19 says otherwise though.

2020: Helix release their new self titled album, and the first single, “Eat Sleep Rock.”