This Day in History: 2022-10-02

Oct 2
1933: Dave Somerville, lead singer of The Diamonds, and guest star on dozens of ’60s and ’70s TV shows including McLoud and Star Trek, is born in Rockwood, Ont.

1943: Composer Robert Nathaniel Dett, one of the first black composers to gain notoriety, dies at the age of 60 of a heart attack while on tour with the USO, days before his birthday.

1960: Al Connelly, guitarist for Glass Tiger is born in Montreal.

1967: Orval Prophet reaches the top of the Canadian country chart with “Human Nature.”

1971: It’s the second of a two week run for The Guess Who peak at #17 on Billboard’s chart with “Rain Dance.”

1972: In a ceremony at the company’s office in Toronto, Greg Adams signs his record deal with A&M.

1974: Sam Roberts is born in Westmount, Quebec.

1976: Mahogany Rush is in SPringfield, Missouri for a show at Shrine Mosque.

1976: BTO end a two week run at #70 on Billboard’s chart with “Gimme Your Money Please.”

1977: Creed begins a four-night run in Toronto at The Black Swan.

1977: BTO release their LIVE IN JAPAN album.

1978: Neil Young releases his COMES A TIME album.

1979: Nick Gilder and Alma Faye Brooks are the guests on The Raes ‘ TV show.

1982: Rush release the SIGNALS album in the UK.

1986: Cowboy Junkies release their debut album, WHITES OFF THE EARTH NOW.

1986: Neil Young & Crazy Horse are in Ottawa for a show at the Civic Centre.

1990: Blue Rodeo is at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.

1996: Crash Test Dummies release the album, A WORM’S LIFE.

1998: Stompin’ Tom Connors is in Edmonton for a show at the Shaw Conference Centre.

2000: Paul Anka files for divorce from his wife Anne after 37 years.

2001: Default releases their debut album, THE FALLOUT and its first single, “Wasting My Time.”

2001: Goddo releases their 25th anniversary masterpiece SECOND BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE.

2001: Blue Rodeo releases their GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE album.

2004: Avril Lavigne peaks at #9 on Billboard’s chart with “My Happy Ending.”

2007: Avril Lavigne releases the single, “Hot.”

2010: April Wine‘s show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto features a cameo by original guitarist David Henman, who hadn’t played with the group in over 35 years.

2012: Tragically Hip release their new album, NOW FOR PLAN A.

2012: Cuff The Duke release their new album, UNION.

2012: Three Days Grace release their TRANSIT OF VENUS album.

2014: Theory of a Deadman back up Fozzy for a show at The Ram’s Head in Baltimore, MD.

2015: Trancescapes, Bill Bourne’s latest project, debut their new album, GAIA SEDHANA in Edmonton at Club 96.

2015: Honeymoon Suite is in Toronto for a show at The Duke.

2015: Marianas Trench release their new single, “Wildire.”

2015: CanCon takes the top four spots on the Billboard pop chart for the first time ever – thanks to The Weekend, Justin Beiber, and Drake.

2015: State of Empire release their debut album, SAFE TRANSMISSION.

2015: Sheepdogs release their FUTURE NOSTALGIA album.

2019: The Reklaws’ single, “Feels Like That” goes gold.

2019: The Orange Kyte release their new album, CAROUSEL.

2020: Jim Eggleston releases his new single and video, “God Only Knows.”

2020: Pioneer Anomaly release their new single and video, “I Remember Searching.”