This Day in History: 2022-08-16

Aug 16
1939: Pianist Joe Sealy, who was taught by Oscar Peterson‘s sister Daisy Peterson Sweeney, is born in Montreal.

1941: Influence‘s lead singer Andy Keiller is born in Bodmin, Cornwall, England.

1965: Little Caesar & The Consuls peak at #3 on the Canadian chart with “Sloopy.”

1969: “Sugar, Sugar”, is released by the Archies. The song was written by Montreal born Andy Kim, who also penned a number of other Archies hits.

1969: “Baby I Love You” by Andy Kim tops the Canadian chart for the second and last week.

1969: The Guess Who peak at #10 on Billboard’s chart with “Laughing.” They’re also on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand for the first time, lip-synching the song.

1983: Coney Hatch opens for Fastway and Iron Maiden in Pittsburgh, PA at the Civic Center.

1986: Jitters are in Toronto for a show at Rock n Roll Heaven.

1986: Pursuit of Happiness and Stranger Than Fiction are in Toronto for a show at The Rivoli.

1987: Liam Titcomb is born in Toronto.

1988: Triumph is on South Padre Island, Florida for a Spring Break show.

1996: Paul Laine releases his sophomore album, CAN’T GET ENUFF.

2000: Duane Steele releases his I’LL BE ALRIGHT album, and it’s first single, “Make Me Crazy.”

2003: April Wine is in Ottawa for a show at The Super-EX.

2005: The Trews release DEN OF THIEVES.

2007: David Wilcox is in Gananoque, Ontario for a show at the Festival of the Islands.

2007: Frank Soda plays Healey’s in Toronto, along with him are Max Webster alumni Terry Watkinson and Mike Tilka. They play Soda’s songs, as well as a few Max Webster hits.

2008: Frank Marino is in Omaha, Nebraska for a show at Playing With Fire.

2008: Road Hammers peak at #54 on Billboard’s country chart with “Girl On The Billboard.”

2013: Lee Aaron is in Toronto for a show at The Rockpile.

2013: Rik Emmett is in Lockport, NY for a show as part of the Labatt Canal Concert Series.

2014: Theresa Sokyrka, Iron Bison, Cowpuncher, Tim Vaughn, and Sister Grace have all taken the stage at Dogpatch Music Festival outside Whelan, Saskatchewan before headliners The Steadies. It’s their first show in six months, after frontman Earl Pereira had broken his ankle.

2016: Tragically Hip are in Hamilton for a show at Copps Coliseum.

2016: Punch Drunk Cabaret release their new single and video, “All Hail The Kings of Steampunk Swing.”

2016: Henderson & Hemmerling release their self-titled, debut album.

2017: The Darby Mills Project is in Toronto for a show at The Rockpile.

2019: The Bear Creek Folk Fest goes down in Grande Prairie. Headlining the opening night is Alan Doyle.

2019: Headpins, Streetheart, and Honeymoon Suite kick off Rock Ambleside in Vancouver.

2019: Deadbeat Superheroes release their new EP, TWILIGHT BLOOMS.

2019: Skadoos are home in Toronto for a show at the Linsmore Tavern.

2020: Finger Eleven would’ve been closing out the festivities in Bonnyville, Alberta at Extreme Mudfest. Plans changed with a pandemic.