This Day in History: 2022-09-24
1959: Voivod guitarist Denis D’Amour is born in Montreal.
1965: The Chessmen play with The Beach Boys, Charlie Rich, and The Castaways at the Vancouver PNE Gardens.
1966: The 14-hour long Toronto Sound Revue at Maple Leaf Gardens features The Spasstiks, Luke and the Apostles, The Paupers and the Ugly Ducklings and kept a sell-out crowd of screaming teens in its thrall until midnight.
1966: Gordon Lightfoot releases the single, “Spin Spin.” It debuts on the Canadian pop chart at #73.
1973: Painter releases their self-titled debut album.
1975: Mahogany Rush is in Detroit for a show at Cobo Arena.
1976: Mahogany Rush is in Edmonton for a show at the Coliseum.
1977: Burton Cummings sees “My Own Way To Rock” peak on Billboard’s chart at #74.
1977: Hanging out in Nashville, Lenny Breau‘s on stage with Richard Cotten at The Blue Bird. The show is released in 2001 as the duet album, PICKIN’ COTTEN.
1981: Deeler is in Vancouver for a show at Whispers, starting a three night run.
1982: April Wine is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a show at the Five Seasons Center.
1991: Bryan Adams releases WAKING UP THE NEIGHBOURS.
1990: Tragically Hip are in New Orleans at Barris Studios, finishing up work on their forthcoming album, ROAD APPLES.
1991: Long John Baldry releases the album, IT STILL AIN’T EASY, in celebration of his IT AIN’T EASY album’s 20th anniversary.
1991: Bryan Adams releases his new album, WAKING UP THE NEIGHBOURS.
1994: DAY FOR NIGHT by The Tragically Hip is released and becomes the fastest selling Canadian album to go platinum in history.
1994: Lisa Brokop is on Billboard’s country chart for the first time, peaking at #52 with “Give Me A Ring Some Time.”
1996: The first Rankin Family compilation, COLLECTION, is released.
2003: Gordon Lightfoot is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Toronto.
2004: Rush‘s show in Frankfurt, Germany at The Festhalle is recorded for the R30 DVD.
2007: “The Big Bang Theory” debuts on TV, with a theme song written and performed by The Barenaked Ladies.
2009: Doc Walker plays the Centennial Centre in Bonnyville, Alberta.
2010: Bonnyville, Alberta sees its biggest concert ever happen, when Johnny Reid plays at the C2 Centre.
2014: Leonard Cohen sees the release of his 16th album, POPULAR PROBLEMS.
2015: DOA release the video and single, “Boneyard.”
2018: George Canyon’s ONE GOOD FRIEND album is certified platinum in Canada.
2019: Neveranother release their new single, “In Your Skin.”