This Day in History: 2022-08-29

Aug 29
1943: Tom Northcott is born in Vancouver.

1943: Bassist Rick Danko of The Band is born in Norfolk County, Ontario.

1954: James Gregory Keelor of Blue Rodeo is born in Inverness County, NS as Francis McIntyre.

1966: Paul Anka hosts NBC’s “Hullabaloo.”

1970: Mashmakhan top Canada’s RPM singles chart with “As The Years Go By” for the second of a two-week run.

1970: Lighthouse is in England and on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s their second show at the festival in as many days. Joni Mitchell also performs but takes the time to scold the audience for not paying attention.

1970: Led Zeppelin is booked for the Man-Pop Festival at the Winnipeg Stadium. The outdoor festivities were rained out, and although their contract said they didn’t have to play then, 18,000 fans crammed the arena when they took the stage later that night anyway. There wasn’t enough room though – and around 800 angry ticket buyers weren’t happy rioting. Also on the card were Chilliwack and Diane Heatherington & The Merry Go Round.


Five Man Electrical Band see their biggest single, “Signs,” peak at number 3 on the US charts.

1971: The RCMP Musical Ride is at PNE Coliseum in Vancouver for the third of a six-night run, with The Young Canadians of The Calgary Stampede.

1972: Amanda Marshall is born in Toronto.

1976: Spirit perform a reunion concert in Santa Monica, Calif. Neil Young gets onstage to play “Like a Rolling Stone” with them. But Spirit guitarist Randy California pushes him away. The concert proceeds after the bonehead is told who he just shoved.

1976: Jackson Hawke release their debut album, FOREVER, and the single, “Into The Mystic.”

1981: Bruce Cockburn releases his INNER CITY FRONT album.

1981: Anne Murray peaks at #16 on Billboard’s country chart with “We Don’t Have To Hold Out.”

1981: April Wine is in Toronto for a show at the CNE Grandstand.

1992: “Mark on My Heart,” the title track from Patti Jannetta’s third album, reaches #14 on the Canadian AC chart.

1992: Sass Jordan peaks at #12 on Billboard with “You Don\’t Have To Remind Me.

1997: Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, and I Mother Earth are on the card at Edgefest at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.

2000: Jason McCoy releases the HONKY TONK SONATAS album.

2002; Lee Aaron’s self-titled debut lp from 1982 is re-released on CD.

2006: Chantal Kreviazuk releases the GHOST STORY album.

2008: Frank Marino is in San Antonio for a show at Cadillac Bar.

2008: Avril Lavigne’s concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is almost banned by the Islamic opposition party because it’s “too sexy.”

2011; Doc Walker releases the album, 16 AND 1.

2014: Brett Kissel performs in Nashville at the Grand Ol’ Opry for the first time.

2014: In Moose Jaw, Sask, the “Temple Gardens Ballroom Rockin’ Celebration” kicked off on the very ground where the dance hall once stood. Everyone who was anyone played there over the years. The gala opened with the Jazz Bandits, several members of whom played on the original Temples stage. They performed a sampling of ALL the music played there from the 1920s to 1978, including big band, jazz & swing, and rock. The site is now a parking lot.

2015: Moxy is in San Antonio, TX for a show at the Alamo City Music Hall.

2017: A celebration of life is held in Winnipeg at the Club Regent Event Centre for Kenny Shields. On the bill are Loverboy, Harlequin, Honeymoon Suite, and Orphan.

2018: Shred Kelly is in Jasper, Alberta for a show at The Legion.

2019: It’s a good day to be Shawn Mendes. His self-titled debut album is certified double platinum, while HANDWRITTEN and ILLUMINATE both go triple platinum.