This Day in History: 2022-08-30

Aug 30
1925: Papa Joe Brown of The Family Brown is born in Amherst, NS.

1944: Motherlode keyboardist “Smitty” Smith is born in Toronto as William Daniel Smith.

1963: Gwar frontman Dave Brockie is born in Ottawa.

1969: “When I Die” by Motherlode tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the second and last week.

1969: BABY I LOVE YOU b y Andy Kim peaks at #82 on Billboard’s albums chart.


Leonard Cohen and his band The Army are in England and on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival.

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

1974; Copperpenny‘s Ken Hollis tests the solo waters, releasing the flop single, “Brenda.”

1976: Beau Dommage release the PASSAGERS album.

1982: Aldo Nova opens for Blue Oyster Cult at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton.

1990: Paul Anka becomes an American citizen in Las Vegas. While the official paperwork is done, his car is towed away by the police for being parked in a handicapped zone.

1992: Mitsou releases her self-titled album and its first single, “Dis Moi Dis Moi.”

2003: Soho 69 release their only album, SCATTERBRAIN.

2003: Veal release their third and final album, THE EMBATTLED HEARTS.

2005: In a ceremony in Toronto, Jane Siberry is awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in music by the Canada Council for the Arts.

2005: Warner Music releases ‘best of’ collections in their ESSENTIAL series – from Harem Scarem, 54-40, and Frozen Ghost.

2005: Our Lady Peace releases the HEALTHY IN PARANOID TIMES album.

2005: Rhino Entertainment releases a Killjoys compilation in their ‘essentials’ series.

2005: Connie Kaldor releases her SKY WITH NOTHING TO GET IN THE WAY album.

2007: Three Days Grace’s ONE-X album is certified platinum in the US.

2008: Frank Marino is in Austin, Texas for a show at the Austin Bat Fest.

2011: Whitehorse release their self-titled debut album.

2015: Brett Kissel is in Nashville for a show at the Grand Ole Opry.

2012: Streetheart is the opening night entertainment in Telkwa, BC at the Kinsmen bbq.

2015: Darby Mills re-releases her 1991 album, NEVER LOOK BACK. It’s been remixed, an extra song has been added, and now it’s titled FLYING SOLO.

2017: Level Crossing release their new single and video, “Smoke.”

2017: Skip Prokop, drummer for Paupers and Lighthouse dies peacefully at the age of 73.

2019: Winnie Brave is in St Paul, Alberta for a show at the Lakeland Brewing Company.

2019: Soul Filter release their new single, “How Do I Forget About You?”

2019: Antoine L Collins releases his new single, “Don’t Cry For Me.”