This Day in History: 2022-08-30
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.
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: 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.”
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.”