This Day in History: 2022-11-12

Nov 12
1945: Neil Percival Young is born in Toronto.

1964: On his 19th birthday, Neil Young writes “Sugar Mountain,” where he reflects on his fleeting youth.

1965: Catherine McKinnon releases the album, THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL.

1966: The Paupers are in Toronto for a show at The Hawk’s Nest.

1968: Neil Young releases his self-titled debut solo album.

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

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

1982: Coney Hatch is in Portland, Oregon for the second of two shows in three nights at Memorial Coliseum, opening for Judas Priest.

1983: “Queen of the Broken Hearts” from Loverboy peaks on the Billboard chart at #34.

1983: HEADS OR TALES from Saga peaks on Billboard’s albums chart at #92.

1991: Voivod release their ANGEL RAT album.

1994: Econoline Crush release their debut EP, PURGE.

1996: Tragically Hip and Rheostatics are in Edmonton for a show at Northlands Coliseum.

1996: Cowboy Junkies release their album, SELECTED STUDIO RECORDINGS – 1986 – 1995.

1998: Steppenwolf is in Dodge City, Kansas for a show at the Civic Centre.

2004: Canadian Idol finalist Gary Beals is in Cold Lake, Alberta for a pair of shows at Mailbu Night Club. The shows follow his appearance at the local mall, where all the kids get to meet him, too.

2009: Mike Plume is in Edmonton for a show at The Starlite Room.

2011: Flamenco star Stephanie Pedraza releases her WHERE I REST album.

2012: Mike Plume is in Edmonton for a show at The Haven. Clayton Bellamy joins him onstage for a few songs.

2014: Corb Lund reunites with The Smalls for a show at Brixx in Edmonton.

2015: Death metal specialists Kataklysm are live at the Mod Club in Toronto.

2015: Old Man Canyon kick off their North American tour in LA at the Troubador. Along with them are the Paper Kites.

2015: Terri Clark is the entertainment at Rexall Place as Edmonton hosts the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

2015: The Thor video documentary – “I Am Thor,” is released.

2016: Doug Edwards (Skylark, Chilliwack) dies at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.

2017: “Long Time Running,” the music doc featuring The Tragically Hip is broadcast nationwide by the CBC.

2018: Headstones are with Matchstick Skeletons in Medicine Hat, Alberta for a show at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.

2018:George Canyon is in Winnipeg for a show at the Burton Cummings Theatre.