This Day in History: 2022-10-17



Oct 16

1943:
Pink Plumm,
Brave Belt,
BTO, and
Union bassist Charles Frederick Turner is born in Winnipeg.

1949:
Downchild Blues Band's Jane Vasey is born in
Winnipeg.

1971:
The Guess Who are in Honolulu for a show at The Arena.

1974:
Rush's show in Los Angeles is filmed for Don Kirshner's
Rock Concert.

1974:
Stampeders release the single, "Ramona."

1975:
Mahogany Rush is in St Petersburg, Florida for a show at
Bayfront Center.

1976:
Gino Vannelli is in Houston, Texas for a show at the Music
Hall.

1981:
Rough Trade releases the FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG
album.

1982:
Harlequin is at the Sportsplex in Lethbridge, Alta.

1982:
Rush top Canada's RPM singles chart for the first time ever with
"New World Man" – the second of a two-week run.

1983:
Loverboy sees Shreveport, Louisiana declare today "Loverboy
Day."

1983:
Lee Aaron is in Montreal for a show at Le Spectrum.

1990:
George Fox's WITH ALL MY MIGHT album is certified gold
in Canada.

1992:
Neil Young is one of the featured performers at a Bob Dylan
tribute at MSG in NY. This is the same show where Sinead O'Connor was booed off the
stage after tearing up a photo of the Pope two weeks earlier on Saturday Night Live.

1996: Coyote Shivers opens for KISS in Auburn Hills, Michigan at The
Palace.

2004:
Doug Bennett of
Doug & The Slugs dies in a Calgary hospital
from complications stemming from heart problems.

2007:
Cowboy Junkies release their TRINITY REVISITED
album.

2008: Montreal guitar jazz great Nelson Symonds dies of natural causes at the
age of 75. He was awarded the Oscar Peterson Prize in 1996, given to distinguished Canadian
jazz musicians.

2009:
54-40 and Blue Violets are in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore
Ballroom.

2010:
Nelly Furtado receives a star on the Canadian Walk of
Fame.

2012: Mary Vingoe's production of The Glace Bay Miner's Museum
opens at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and features
Rawlins Cross' "MacPherson's
Lament."

2012:
Blue Rodeo releases the compilation – BLUE RODEO – 1987 –
1993.

2014:
Trews kick off their Rise In The Wake tour in Burnstown, Ontario for
the first of two nights at Neat.

2015:
Bryan Adams releases his new album, GET UP.

2016:
Carson Cole releases the video for the song, "Room
13."

2016: The 'lost'
Jeff Healey album, HEAL MY SOUL, is released.

2016:
Frank Soda is in Etobicoke, Ontario for a show at Rockpile
East.

2016:
Leonard Cohen releases his final album, YOU WANT IT
DARKER.