This Day in History: 2022-10-07

Oct 7
1949: Dwayne Ford is born in Edmonton.

1962: Paul Anka guest stars on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’

1967: Orval Prophet tops the Canadian country chart with “Human Nature.” It stays there for two weeks.

1967: The Guess Who peak at #30 on the Canadian pop chart with “This Time Long Ago.”

1969: Gordon Lightfoot is a guest on The Johnny Cash Show.

1972: Patsy Gallant is on the Canadian pop chart for the first time, peaking at #80 with “Get That Ball.”

1972: Ocean peaks at #76 in its fourth and last week on Billboard’s singles chart with “One More Chance.” It’s also the last time the band is on Billboard. It also peaks on the Canadian chart at #15.

1972: Five Man Electrical Band peaks at #32 on the Canadian chart with “Money Back Guarantee,” the first of a two week run.

1972: Bob Ruzicka is on the Canadian chart for the first time, debuting at #99 with “Down and Losing.”

1972: Pinky peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #49 with “Don’t Send Someone.”

1972: Ray Materick is on the Canadian pop chart for the first time, entering at #100 with “Season of Plenty.”

1977: Stampeders and Minglewood are in Toronto to close out a two-night stand at The Black Swan.

1979: FM open for Goddo in Chatham, Ontario at the Thames Arts Centre.

1979: Triumph is in Kingston, Ontario for a show at the Memorial Centre.

1981: Loverboy release their sophomore album, GET LUCKY.

1983: The Guess Who, featuring Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are together again. Their reunion sparks a few new songs, and a cross-Canada tour that started today in Toronto. A subsequent TV special and album entitled TOGETHER AGAIN capture the moment. The band would drift apart again by the end of the year.

1984: Parachute Club release their sophomore album, AT THE FEET OF THE MOON, and the title track as the first single.

1992: Lee Aaron releases the album, SOME GIRLS DO.

1997: Matthew Good Band releases the UNDERDOGS album in Canada.

1997: Columbia Records releases the compilation, MORE BEST OF LEONARD COHEN.

1998: Barenaked Ladies top Billboard’s chart for the only time with “One Week.”

2004: Cowboy Junkies are in Liverpool, England. The show is taped and becomes the basis of their LONG JOURNEY HOME album two years later.

2006: Kim Stockwood releases her yuletide album, I LOVE SANTA.

2006: Diana Krall peaks on the Billboard jazz chart at #7 with “From This Moment On.”

2008: Sarah McLachlan releases her greatest hits compilation, CLOSER.

2008: The Wilkinsons release their last album, the compilation, GREATEST HITS…AND THEN SOME.

2013: The new documentary JUSTIN BEIBER – BELIEVE debuts on pay per view. It’s a glorious collection of concert clips weaved in with his thoughts on fame, fans, and puberty.

2013: Clayton Bellamy releases his single, the duet with Kelly Prescott, “Days Aren’t Long Enough.”

2014: Roy Forbes releases his STRIKIN’ MATCHES LIVE album.

2015: Sum 41 release their new album, 13 VOICES.

2017: Steadies release their new single, “Heroes.”

2019: The Weeknd see his single, “Party Boy,” certified 4X platinum – the same day “The Hills” goes 8X platinum and “Starboy” goes diamond.

2022: The Stampeders play the El Mocombo