This Day in History: 2022-11-17

Nov 17
1938: Gordon Lightfoot is born in Orillia, Ontario.

1946: Bob McBride is born in Toronto.

1962: Hank Snow tops Billboard’s country chart with “I’ve Been Everywhere,” the second of a two-week run-on┬átop.

1968: The Paupers are in Toronto closing out a two-night run at the Night Owl.

1973: Gary & Dave‘s “Could You Ever Love Me Again” tops Canada’s singles chart.

1973: The DeFranco Family peak on Billboard’s chart at #3 with “Heartbeat, It’s A Lovebeat” – the only time they were on the chart’s top 100.

1979: The Wives are in Vancouver, opening for Elvis Costello at PNE Coliseum.

1979: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #98 with “It Takes Too Long” the second of its two weeks on the chart.

1980: Anne Murray tops the Billboard country chart with “Could I Have This Dance.”

1982: Pat Travers is in Providence, RI opening for Aerosmith at the Civic Center.

1986: Voivod finish up recording their ROOOOAAARRRR album in L’Autre Studios in Montreal.

1997: Bill Bourne releases his FARMER, PHILANTHROPIST, MUSICIAN album.

2004: Carson Cole releases his FREE RIDE album.

2008: The Awkward Stage release their second album, SLIMMING MIRROS, FLATTERING LIGHTS.

2009: Helix releases their VAGABOND BONES album.

2009: Hedley release their THE SHOW MUST GO album.

2009: Justin Beiber releases his debut EP, MY WORLD.

2011: Ian Tyson is in Vernon, BC for a show at the Performance Arts Centre.

2014: Trews are in Grande Prairie, Alberta for a show at the Better Than Fred’s.

2015: Drakarium release their debut EP, self-titled.

2015: Myles Goodwyn tests out his latest project, MGBand for the first time at the Glasgow Square Theatre in New Glasgow, NS.

2015: Streetheart opens for Styx (with Gowan) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

2016: Lynne Hanson is in Campbellford, Ontario for a show at the Church Key Club.

2016: Denise McCann‘s 1979 album TATTOO MAN is remastered and re-released.

2017: Counterfeit Outlaws are in Cold Lake, Alberta for the second of a three-night run at Casino Dene.

2017: Innerspace release the video for their new single, “Under The Spotlight.”

2017: Tragically Hip are appointed to the Order of Canada. Gord Downie had passed away a month earlier, but was individually appointed for his work on Indigenous issues the previous June.

2017: Counterfeit Outlaws are in Cold Lake for the second of a three-night run at Casino Dene.

2018: Headstones and The Matchstick Skeletons are in Edmonton for a two nightstand at the Starlite Room.

2018: Mike Field is in Vernon, BC for a show at the Vernon Jazz Club.


Coney Hatch is at Seneca Queen Theater in Niagara Falls.

2018: The Battle of Alberta renews for the first time of the season. George Canyon and the Calgary Police Services Band perform the National Anthem at the Saddledome. Canyon later shows up at Deerfoot Casino for a show.

2019: Sefid-Rud releases his new single, “April 24th.”