This Day in History: 2022-09-02

Sept 2
1951: Goddo axeman Gino Scarpelli is born in Cosenza, Calibria, Italy.

1967: Lynne Jones’ “Take The Bad With The Good” tops the Canadian country top 10 chart. It’s also the last of a 10 week run for “The Alcan Run” from Bud Roberts, which sits at #10.

1966: Buffalo Springfield is at Melodyland in Anaheim for the first of a two night stand. Bassist is replaced both shows by Jim Fielder, while he sits in jail awaiting bail for a drug bust.

1968: “Born To Be Wild” from Steppenwolf tops Canada’s chart.

1969: Joni Mitchell debuts her anthem, “Woodstock” in a beatnik joint in Big Sur, California.

1971: Chilliwack release their self-titled second album.

1977: A massive local punk show in Vancouver features The Lewd, Furies, and Skulls at the Japanese Hall. It’s The Furies last show ever.

1978: Harold MacIntyre is in Elmira, Ontario for a show at Gore Park.

1978: It’s the only time in the show’s history the musical guests were all Canadian, when Nick Gilder performs “Hot Child in the City” and Burton Cummings performs “Break It to Them Gently” on American Bandstand.

1979: Prism‘s ARMAGEDDON album is released.

1979: FM opens for Rush at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

1983: Rush is headlining Marillion in NY at Radio City Music Hall.

1986: MusiquePlus, sister station to MuchMusic, takes to the airwaves in Quebec.

1987: Jack Bailey dies of a heart attack at the age of 49.

1993: Neil Young performs “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” at the MTV Music Awards in LA. Backing him up is Pearl Jam.

1994: Michelle Wright releases her THE REASONS WHY album.

1995: Lisa Brokop peaks at #60 on Billboard’s country chart with “Who Needs You?”

1996: Alanis Morissette‘s JAGGED LITTLE PILL is the number one album in Canada.

1996: 5440 releases the single “Lies To Me.”

2000: Alan Frew releases his sophomore solo album, WONDERLAND.

2003: Jimmy Rankin releases his HANDMADE album.

2005: Connie Kaldor releases her ‘best of’ compilation, VINYL SONGBOOK.

2009: Matt Blais is in Sonora Recording Studio in LA, working on his debut album, LET IT OUT.

2009: Kim Wempe releases her sophomore album, PAINTING WITH TIDES.

2015: Blue Rodeo takes a jab at Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the protest song and video, “Stealin’ My Dreams.”

2016: Dallas Smith releases his SIDE EFFECTS album.

2018: Harlequin opens for Burton Cummings at The Grotto in Cook’s Creek, Manitoba.

2019: The Insane & The Criminal release their new single and video, “The Gamble.”