This Day in History: 2022-11-11

Nov 11
1897: Adolph Gregory starts the first iteration of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with 23 players. They gave three concerts in Dunn Hall, then disbanded. After other false starts in 1907, 1915 and 1919, the VSO was finally put on firmer footing in 1930.

1949: Teaze axeman Chuck Price is born in Windsor, Ontario.

1950: Hank Snow’s single, “I’m Moving On” hits #1 on the Billboard country and western chart.

1957: Queen City Kids‘ Alex Chuaqui is born in Regina.

1966: Paupers are in Toronto for a show at Boris’ Place.

1967: “Fisherwoman” by The Collectors peaks at #18 on the Canadian pop chart.

1967: The RPM country chart extends to the top 25 for the first time. Tommy Hunter makes it to #12 with his new single, “Mary In The Morning.”

1970: Bruce Cockburn is in Thunder Sound Studios in Toronto, working on what would become his HIGH WINDS WHITE SKY album.

1970: Ian & Sylvia are in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium as guests on The Johnny Cash Show. It’s their second time on the show, and they perform “Four Strong Winds.”

1974: BTO top Billboard’s pop chart with “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”

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

1979: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what what become the WHAT’S NEXT album.

1982: Helix is in Toronto for a show at El Mocambo.

1986: Voivod are in L’Autre Studios in Montreal, recording their ROOOOAAARRRR album.

1998: Steppenwolf is in Wichita, Kansas for a show at the Cotillion Ballroom.

2008: Nickelback release the single, “If Today Was Your Last Day.”

2008: George Canyon releases his new album, WHAT I DO.

2009: Matt Epp releases his SAFE OR FREE album.

2012: Neil Young with Crazy Horse are in Vancouver for a show at Rogers Arena.

2013: Hedley release their WILD LIFE album.

2014: Rush release their R40 album.

2014: Trews are in Brandon, MB for a show at the 40 At Trails West Inn.

2015: Chad Brownlee is the entertainment at Rexall Place as Edmonton hosts the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

2016: In tribute to Leonard Cohen, Theory of a Deadman release their cover of “Hallelujah.”

2016: Longtime Chilliwack bassist Doug Edwards dies in his home in Vancouver at the age of 70.

2017: The Box and Sam Steel are in Pembroke, Ontario for a show at the Festival Hall Centre For The Arts.

2017: Tim Vaughn is in Saskatoon for a show at Buds on Broadway.

2018: Neil Young loses his Malibu home to wildfire. It’s the second time he’s lost his house to fire. This time he blasts Trump for his moronic and ill-informed comments on how it’s all the Democrats’ fault.

2018: Iron Wheel release their new single, “No Room In Hell.”

2019: Highfront release their debut single, “Through Pain We Dine,” from the upcoming album of the same name.