This Day in History: 2022-11-01

Nov 1
1925: Singer/songwriter/producer Don Grashey is born in Port Arthur, Ontario as Dominic Michael Guarasci.

1932: Argued as one of the greatest fiddle players of all time, Al Cherney is born in Medicine Hat, Alberta as Alexander Peter Chernywech.

1946: British Modbeats and Village STOP frontman Fraser Loveman is born in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

1948: Bassist Mike Harrison ( McKenna Mendelson Mainline and Grant Smith & The Power is born in Brampton, Ontario.

1949: David Foster is born in Victoria, BC.

1958: Pretty Rough drummer Dave Heibert is born in Edmonton.

1965: Little Caesar and the Consuls enter the Canadian chart at #40 with “Love’s Really Got A Hold On Me.”

1965: “Move To California” by Staccatos enters the Canadian chart at #36

1965: Bert Cuff peaks at #3 on the Canadian country chart with “Isle of Newfoundland.”

1969: Andy Kim is on American Bandstand, performing “So Good Together.”

1969: Motherlode peaks on Billboard’s pop chart at #18 with “When I Die.”

1972: Stampeders receive the Edison ’72 Award while in the Netherlands, a music industry award, given to them for the success of the CARRYIN’ ON and AGAINST THE GRAIN albums.

1975: Rush opens for Iron Butterfly at Electric Ballroom in Dallas, Texas.

1977: Vancouver punk band The Skulls officially move to Toronto in hopes of making it big. They don’t.

1981: The Good Brothers’ LIVE album is certified gold in Canada.

1984: Triumph releases their THUNDER SEVEN album.

1985: Loverboy peaks at #9 on Billboard’s chart with “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It,” a jump from #93 the week before.

1987: It’s the second week peaking at #25 on Billboard’s chart for Paul Janz and “Believe In Me.”

1991: Chrissy Steele is in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

1997: It’s the second of a two night run for Steppenwolf at the Alton Belle Casino in Alton, Illinois.

1997: Sass Jordan releases her PRESENT album.

1998: Joni Mitchell is on tour with Bob Dylan, in New York City for a show at MSG.

1999: Celine Dion is inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame during the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Gold Ribbon Awards gala in Montreal.

2003: “Canadian Idol” winner Ryan Malcolm sees his song “Something More” become the number one song in Canada. It stays there for 11 weeks.

2004: Avril Lavigne is in Boston for a show at the Fleet Centre.

2005: Tragically Hip release their HIPEPONYMOUS album.

2005: Valdy receives the National Achievement Award by SOCAN during a ceremony in Toronto.

2014: Smalls are in Calgary for a show at Flames Central.

2014: Raised By Swans release their OXNADULAR album.

2014: Trews are in Brockville, Ontario for a show at the Brockville Arts Centre.

2016: Hand of Set release their new single, “Blood Fever.”

2017: Leonard Cohen is paid special tribute, when the non-profit group MU unveils their mural of him on the side of a 24-story downtown apartment building in Montreal.

2017: A benefit show to raise money for the National Music Centre. Randy Bachman, Tal Bachman, and Sass Jordan all take the stage, helping raise over $900,000.

2018: Coney Hatch is in Toronto, with Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, for a show at the Great Hall.

2018: Headstones kick off their latest North American tour in Hamilton, at First Ontario Concert Hall.

2018: George Canyon kicks off his Made In Canada tour in Pictou, NS at the Decoste Performing Arts Centre.

2019: Matt Blais is in Calgary for a show at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, the first of a two-night run.

2019: State of Empire release their new album, HEART OF A DESPERATE MAN. They’re also home in Cold Lake, Alberta for a release party at The Muster Point. Opening is Mid-Life Crisis.

2019: Lex Justice and Wide Mouth Mason are in Edmonton for a show at Blues On Whyte.