This Day in History: 2022-08-23

Aug 23
1943: Singer/songwriter Bobby G Griffith, best known for “The Badger Song” is born in Winnipeg.

1950: Drummer Jimmy Watson of Kensington Market is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1964: Paul Langlois, guitarist for Tragically Hip is born in Ottawa.

1969: “When I Die” by Motherlode tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the first of a two week run.

1969: Steppenwolf are on American Bandstand. It’s their third appearance, performing “Move Over.”

1975: Mahogany Rush is in Cleveland for a show at the Cleveland Stadium.

1975: BTO is in Kamloops, BC for a show at the KMX Centre.

1977: Mahogany Rush and Trooper are in Portland, Oregon for a show at Paramount Theatre.

1980: Teenage Head and Kings are among the acts taking the stage outside Toronto for the annual Heatwave Festival at the Mosport Raceway.

1981: Brian Plummer releases his sophomore album, I’M AS GUILTY AS YOU.

1983: Coney Hatch opens for Fastway and Iron Maiden in Glens Falls, NY at the Civic Center.

1983: Loverboy peaks at #11 on Billboard’s chart with “Hot Girls In Love.”

1986: Guerilla Welfare perform at Edmonton’s Fringe Festival.

1989: Fiddle great Al Cherney dies at the age of 57.

1990: The Kings and Moving Targetz are in Scarborough, Ont for a show at The Bedrock.

1993: Pursuit of Happiness release their THE DOWNWARD ROAD album.

2008: Frank Marino is in Santa Cruz, CA for a show at Moe’s Alley.

2011: Sam Roberts releases his new single, “Without A Map.”

2011: Sum 41 announce they’re cancelling the upcoming tours for the next couple of years, while Deryck Whibley undergoes some medical treatments.

2012: Avril Lavigne and Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger announce their engagement. Make up your own jokes.

2014: Lee Aaron and Prism take the stage at Rock The River outside Saskatoon.

2014:Headpins and Toronto are in Calgary for a show at Deerfoot Casino.

2014: Susan Jacks is in White Rock, BC for the first of two shows at Blue Frog Studios.

2015: Little Foot Long Foot, King Beez, and Blackdog Ballroom are at Cherry Cola’s in Toronto.

2018: The one-day Winnipeg Classic Rock Fest is on at Shaw Park. Taking the stage are Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Kim Mitchell, Holly Woods & Toronto, and Greg Leskiw with Monster Hollow.

2019: WIlliam Nassar releases his new single, “The Green Thyme.”

2019: Social Strife release their new single, “Denied.”

2019: “Kickin’ Back On A Sunday,” the first single since Rob Shapiro and Darren Gusnowsky left Hey Romeo and formed Jaywalker, is released.