This Day in History: 2022-11-15

Nov 15
1920: The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Pantages Theatre.

1954: Ab Bryant, bassist for Prism, Chilliwack, and Headpins is born in Vancouver.

1965: “Forget Her” by Bobby Curtola enters the Canadian pop chart at #38.

1970: The Band is in Pittsburgh, PA for a show at the Syria Mosque.

1974: Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger is born in Hanna, Alberta.

1974: Rush opens for KISS at the Armory in Rockford, Illinois.

1980: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart the first of two weeks with “Could I Have This Dance.”

1982: Coney Hatch opens for Judas Priest in Seattle, Washington at Center Coliseum.

1986: Corey Hart peaks at #18 on Billboard’s chart with “I Am By Your Side,” a 70 position jump from the week before.

1987: Cowboy Junkies record in Toronto at the Church of the Holy Trinity. The sessions become their TRINITY SESSION album a year later.

1990: Gaye Delorme releases the BLUE WAVE SESSIONS album.

1990: Kate & Anna McGarrigle are in New York for a show at Tramps.

1991: I Mother Earth are in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

1995: 54-40 are in Mushroom Studios in Vancouver, working on what would become the SMILIN’ BUDDAH CABARET album.

1996: Under the pseudonym ‘Big Al Dexter,’ Rush‘s Alex Lifeson sits in with The Dexters, the house band at Toronto’s Orbit Room and records “Born Under A Bad Sign”, “All Along The Watchtower” and “For What It’s Worth/White Rabbit”. The recordings are sold through a Rush fanclub.

1996: Celine Dion sees her album, FALLING INTO YOU is certified 6X platinum.

1998: Harem Scarem releases the album B-SIDE COLLECTION in Japan.

1999: Bryan Adams releases the compilation, THE BEST OF ME.

2003: Ryan Malcolm’s “Something More” is the number one song in Canada for the fourth week in a row.

2005: Kardinal Offishall releases his third studio album, FIRE AND GLORY.

2004: Billy Talent release their new single, “Nothing To Lose.”

2005: Jim Gilmour of Saga releases his second solo lp, GREAT ESCAPE.

2005: Alanis Morissette releases COLLECTION, a best of compilation.

2005: A WORK IN PROGRESS, an in-depth look at Jann Arden‘s life and career, is released on DVD.

2005: Smog Veil Records releases THE EARLY YEARS – THE 1970s, a collection of previously unreleased material from Thor & The Imps.

2007: Jeff Healey is in Toronto for a show at the Horsehoe Tavern. The show is taped as part of his SONGS FROM THE ROAD album

2007: Paul Anka is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2011: Kreesha Turner releases her TROPIC ELECTRIC album.

2011: Paul Anka releases his first Christmas album in years – SONGS OF DECEMBER.

2013: The Steadies are in Grande Prairie, Alberta for the first of two nights at Better Than Fred’s.

2014: Corb Lund reunites with The Smalls for the second of a three night run at The Starlite Room in Edmonton.

2014: Neil Young announces he’s boycotting Starbuck’s because of some lawsuit the coffee company has with the state of Vermont. Few people pay attention because they figure he’s just old & cranky and bitching to get attention again.

2014: Prism, Helix, and Headpins are in Vancouver for a show at CannaFest at the Croatian Cultural Centre.

2014: Trews are in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for a show at the Art Hauser Centre.

2015: Platinum Blonde is in Fort McMurray, Alberta for a show at Boomtown Casino.

2016: The Viletones are in Toronto for a show at This Ain’t Hollywood.

2017: Doc Walker release their new single and video, “Driving With The Brakes On.”

2017: Stompin’ Tom Connorsis the only musical entry this year when he’s posthumously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

2018: Headstones are with Matchstick Skeletons in Grande Prairie, Alberta for a show at Better Than Fred’s.

2019: Jann Arden is in Richmond, BC for a show at River Rocks Casino.

2019: Carl Dixon is in St Boniface, MB for the first of two nights at Club St B. He’s doing a Guess Who tribute show, and among the guests are GW alumni Bill Wallace, Laurie Mackenzie, Mark Santers, and Jim Kale.

2019: Freudz Couch releaes their new single and video, “Stand Up.”