This Day in History: 2022-11-01
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.
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.
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.