This Day in History: 2022-11-16
1959: Four Lads peak at #77 on Billboard’s chart with “Happy Anniversary.”
1964: Wes Dakus releases the single, “Las Vegas Scene.”
1964: Diana Krall is born in Nanaimo, BC.
1968: Gordon Lightfoot releases his BACK HERE ON EARTH album.
1968: The Paupers are in Toronto for the first of a two-night run at the Night Owl.
1970: Anne Murray becomes the first Canadian artist to receive a gold record for one million sales – for “Snowbird.”
1972: Lisle‘s first single, “You’re Why Baby,” reaches #31 on the Canadian AC chart.
1972: Joey Gregorash releases the single, “Take The Blindness.”
1974: It’s week two atop Canada’s singles chart for BTO and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
1977: Rush receive gold records for the 2112, ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE, and FAREWELL TO KINGS albums.
1982: Rush is at home in Toronto for a show at Maple Leaf Gardens.
1984: Rush kicks off the Japanese leg of the Grace Under Pressure tour in Seto Aich, at the Seto-shi Bunka Center.
1991: Bryan Adams‘ “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” is atop the Canadian singles chart.
1995: 54-40 are in Mushroom Studios in Vancouver, working on what would become the SMILIN’ BUDDAH CABARET album.
1998: During a ceremony in Toronto, Lawrence Gowan receives the National Achievement Award from SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.
2004: Sum 41 release the single, “Pieces.”
2009: Nickelback release the single, “Shakin’ Hands.”
2010: Bachman Turner is in New York City for a show at Roseland Ballroom. The show is recorded and released as a live album a year later.
2013: The Steadies are in Grande Prairie, Alberta for the second of two nights at Better Than Fred’s.
2015: William Prince‘s first single, “Carny” is atop the National Aboriginal Music chart.
2017: Walk Off The Earth release their second Christmas album, HOLIDAY BEARD BALLADS, VOL 1.
2017: Counterfeit Outlaws are in Cold Lake for the first of a three-night run at Casino Dene.
2018: Headstones and The Matchstick Skeletons are in Calgary for a show at Grey Eagle Casino.
2018: In celebration of the album’s 40th anniversary, Rush re-release HEMISPHERES in your choice of four packages – a super deluxe edition, a two-CD deluxe edition, a 3-LP deluxe edition, and a deluxe digital edition.
2018: Alleviate hold an album release party for GLASS HABITS at Shakers Roadhouse in Edmonton.
2018: Michael Buble receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
2019: Carl Dixon is in St Boniface, MB to close out 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.