This Day in History: 2022-10-01

Oct 1
1945: CHUM begins operations in Toronto, eventually becoming Canada’s #1 station, although Albertans couldn’t care less.

1951: Brian Greenway of Cheeque, The Dudes and April Wine is born in Hawksburg, Ontario.

1962: The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson debuts on NBC, with a theme song written by Paul Anka.

1966: Tom Jim Garth’s “Come Home Newfoundlander” spends its last week on the Canadian country top 10 chart, at #9. It’s been on the chart for four months.

1966: Early pop star Tony Roman releases his new single, “Hanky Panky.” It’s in French, and the first single from his own label, Canuso Records.

1966: “Iron Town” by Rhythm Pals spends its eighth week at #2 on the Canadian country chart.

1967: The Paupers open for Cream at Cafe Au Go Go in New York.

1972: Vance Rockwell releases his debut single, “Child.”

1974: Sylvia Tyson sees her folk series, “Touch The Earth” debut on CBC Radio.

1975: Doc Walker‘s Dave Wasyliw is born in Thompson, Manitoba.

1975: Neil Young is in Toronto for a show at Maple Leaf Gardens.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in Omaha, Nebraska for a show at the Civic Auditorium.

1980: The Lovin’ Spoonful, featuring Zal Yanovsky, briefly reforms to appear in Paul Simon’s semi-autobiographical film, “One Trick Pony,” which debuts in NY.

1982: April Wine is in Wichita, Kansas at the Kansas Coliseum.

1983: Tragically Hip are in Burlington, Vermont for a show at Memorial Auditorium.

1988: Anne Murray peaks at #52 on Billboard’s country chart with “Flying On Your Own.”

1988: Ed Robertson and Steven Paige play together for the first time. They do a set as a duo at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto during a Battle of the Bands contest.

1991: Wayne Gretzky’s jersey is raised to the rafters at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. Tim Feehan‘s “Memories Will Last Forever” is played.

1995: Farm Aid outside Lousiville, Kentucky sees Neil Young as the only Canadian performer.

1996: Jann Arden‘s first paperback is released, “Jann Arden – Living Under June.”


2001: Thor releases the DOGZ II album.

2007: Blue Rodeo releases SMALL MIRACLES, their 11th studio album.

2011: K’naan, Carl Dixon, and Bedouin Soundclash perform at Massey Hall as part of the Walk of Fame celebrations in Toronto. Trooper and Ashley MacIsaac are on stage at David Pecaut Square. Burton Cummings receives a star earlier in the day. He already has one at this point as part of The Guess Who.

2011: Blue Peter and Chalk Circle play a show at The Phoenix in Toronto.

2016: Lynne Hanson releases the EP, DEADLY SPINS.

2017: Nickelback is in Vancouver for a show at Rogers Place.

2018: Toronto council decreeds today ” Barenaked Ladies Day.”

2018: Amy Nelson releases her cover of Arrogant Worms‘ “Last Saskatchewan Pirate.”

2019: Scott Helman’s PDA is certified a platinum single.

2019: Tim & The Glory Boys are in Bonnyville, Alta for a show at the C2 Centre.

2019: The single, “Heartbreak Back” from Frank Walker is certified gold.

2020: Freed After Midnite release their new video, “Out Of Time.”