This Day in History: 2022-11-04

Nov 4
1936: The SRC (La Societe Radio-Canada), the french counterpart of the CBC, is formed.

1959: Paul Anka tops Billboard’s singles chart with “Put Your Head On My Shoulder.”

1964: Terry Black appears on American Bandstand.

1967: The Guess Who enter the Canadian top 100 at #75 with “Flying On The Ground Is Wrong.”

1967: The Paupers are in Detroit, opening for MC5 the second of three nights at the Grande Ballroom.

1967: Gettysbyrg Address peak at #44 on the Canadian pop chart with “My Girl.”

1967: Ugly Ducklings peak on the Canadian pop chart at #17 with “Gaslight.”

1968: Steppenwolf releases their second album, entitled oddly enough, THE SECOND.

1969: Hometown boys Copperpenny open for Led Zeppelin at Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium.

1972: The Band peak at #34 on Billboard’s chart with “Don’t Do It,” ending a two week run.

1977: Directed by Martin Scorcese, The Band‘s concert documentary, “The Last Waltz” premieres in New York – taken from their last ever performance nearly one year earlier to the day.

1978: Anne Murray is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the second of four straight weeks with “You Needed Me.”

1978: Streetheart are in Vancouver, opening for Rush at Pacific Coliseum.

1982: Coney Hatch opens for Judas Priest and Scorpions at Winnipeg Arena.

1983: Moving Targetz play their first ever gig, at St Michael’s High School in Toronto.

1985: KD Lang wins the Juno for most promising female vocalist.

1996: Joni Mitchell is on The Late Show With David Letterman, promoting her HITS AND MISSES album.

1997: Shania Twain releases her COME ON OVER album.

2005: Bruce Cockburn’s 1988 album, BIG CIRCUMSTANCES, is remastered and re-released on disc. An acoustic version of “If A Tree Falls” is included as a bonus track.

2008: Burton Cummings releases his ABOVE THE GROUND album, and the first single, “We Just Came From the USA.”

2011: Holly Woods and Toronto are in Brandon, Manitoba for a show at Trails West Inn.

2012: Ian Thomas performs live is at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

2014: Blue Rodeo release their A MERRIE CHRISTMAS TO YOU album.

2015: Big Sugar is in Edmonton for a show at Black Jack’s.

2015: Nancy Nash, a member of Edmonton’s Blues Hall of Fame, returns to Edmonton for a show at Big Al’s House of Blues.

2016: Lex Justice is home in Cold Lake, Alberta for a benefit show at Beantrees. A Show For Tom raised money for the Children’s Stollery Hospital, on behalf of his father who was battling cancer. Joining him on stage among others is Clayton Bellamy.

2016: Chantal Kreviazuk is in New Westminster, BC for a show at Massey Theatre.

2016: Platinum Blonde are in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2016: Helix and Kick Axe are in Winnipeg for a show at Club Regent Event Centre.

2016: Harlequin and Queen City Kids are in Regina for a show at Casino Regina.

2017: The B Girls reunite, and along with Pale Lips, Chris Houston Au GoGo, and The Trash Bags are in Toronto for a show at The Rivoli.

2017: The Darby Mills Project is in Vancouver for a show at the Russian Centre.

2018: Coney Hatch is with Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, for a show at Imperial Bell in Quebec City.

2018: George Canyon is in St John’s, NFLD at the Mile One Centre for a show during a Billy Graham Foundation event.

2019: It’s the first year two albums are chosen as recipent of the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.

Oscar Peterson Trio‘s historic 1963 album NIGHT TRAIN, and punk legends DOA‘s HARDCORE from 1981 receive the honour. The award was designed to honor albums before the creation of the annual Polaris Music Prize. It’s overseen by a ten-jury panel which declares the best Canadian album of the year no matter the genre, sales, or affiliation.

2019: In Disarray release their new single and video, “Walls of Sound.”

2019: Paul James releases his new single and video, “Dreamington.”