This Day in History: 2022-10-26

Oct 26

1951: Folk star Willie P Bennett is born in Toronto as
William Patrick Bennett.

1964: The Spats are at #24 on the Canadian pop chart with
"Gator Tails and Monkey Ribs."

1964: Gale Garnett is at #2 on the Canadian pop chart,
with "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" – the top Canadian
single in RPM's chart, and the second week of a two week run.

Andy Kim peaks at #31 on Billboard's
chart with "Shoot 'Em Up Baby."

1968: A makeshift version of
The Paupers is assembled just to pay off old
debts at The Night Owl in Toronto.

Rush is in Vancouver for a show at PNE

Oakley is in Dieppe, NB for a show at The

Spoons are in Ottawa for a show at
Barrymore's. Tracks are used in 2012 as the bonus tracks when ARIAS
& SYMPHONIES is re-released.

Triumph is in Fort Worth, Texas to close out
the Just A Game tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center.

Coney Hatch is in Montreal at the
Auditorium de Verdun with Judas Priest.

Rush release the POWER WINDOWS album and its
first single, "Big Money."

Lee Aaron's “Some Girls Do”
enters the Canadian chart at #82. “Sex With Love” is also on the
chart, and peaks at #55, the first of a three week run.

1991: "Can't Stop This Thing We Started"
Bryan Adams tops Canada's RPM
singles chart.

Darby Mills & The Unsung Heroes and
Lee Aaron are live at 86 Street Music Hall
in Vancouver.

Blue Rodeo releases FIVE DAYS IN

Crash Test Dummies release
their sophomore album, GOD SHUFFLED HIS FEET.

1996: Quartette (with Gwen Swick replacing
Colleen Peterson) play in
Peterson's hometown of Peterborough, Ontario only weeks after
she'd died of cancer. The show was made into a CBC TV special,
"The Circle."

Joni Mitchell is in Indianapolis for a
show Market Square Arena.

Harem Scarem releases RUBBER. Due to
legalities, it's only released in Japan at the time, but makes
it's way to this side of the pond a year later.

2003: Ginger Willis of Hal & Ginger passes away at
the age of 78.

2004: Simple Plan release their STILL NOT GETTING ANY

Leonard Cohen releases his DEAR
HEATHER album.

2006: 2112 by
Rush is one of a dozen historical pieces deemed a
"MasterWork" by a committee tasked with preserving the best in
Canadian television, film, radio, and music, and putting those items in a
time capsule. Other selections include what's considered
Canada's first homegrown TV hit, "The Pig & Whistle,"
of which there are only two surviving episodes; the recordings of soprano
singer Pierrette Alarie and her husband, the late tenor Leopold Simoneau;
and the body of work by avant-garde jazz musician Paul Bley.

Kenny MacLean, one-time member of
Deserters and
Platinum Blonde, botches the
National Anthem at a major junior hockey game in St. John's, NFLD.
He was in town for the grand opening of a private college called the
School of Rock and Film, where he was a teacher.

Nelly Furtado releases MI PLAN
REMIXES, a repackaging of her album from a few weeks earlier.

The Irish Rovers release their fourth
Christmas album, IT WAS A NIGHT LIKE THIS.

2012: The Kelly Jay Benefit All Star Jam & Halloween
Party takes place in Calgary at Bowness Hall.

2014: A benefit concert is held at The Rockpile in
Toronto for
Goddo axeman Gino Scarpelli. On the bill are
Russ Dwarf from the
Killer Dwarfs,
Carpet Frogs, and Gino's son, Gene
and his band, Gene Pool. Gene filled in for the rest of the Goddo tour a
couple of months earlier, when Dad fell during a show and broke his

Coney Hatch is in Nottingham, England
for FireFest.

Western Senators are in
Regina for a show at Casino Regina.

Punch Drunk Cabaret is in
Hanna, Alberta for a show at Goose Pub.

2018: Zac Tiessen releases his first single and video,

2019: Thrust is in Port Hope, Ontario for a show at the
Ganaraska Hotel.

2019: Disgust release their new single,

Punch Drunk Cabaret release
their new album, LIVE UNDER THE DARKEST SKY.

Sheepdogs are the first intermission
entertainment at Mosaic Field in Regina, during the NHL's annual
outdoor classic. For the record, the Jets beat the Flames in OT,