This Day in History: 2022-11-20
1954: Frank Marino is born Francesco Antonio Marino in Montreal.
1965: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #28 with “Queen of Draw Poker Town.”
1966: The Ugly Ducklings and The Last Words are on the card in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens, opening for Chad & Jeremy and The Beach Boys.
1966: The Paupers close out a three-night stand at the Red Gas Room in Toronto.
1970: It’s the fifth time this year The Band has cancelled a show. They’re in New Haven, CT and stiff nearly 18,000 advance ticket holders alone when they’re checked out of the hotel by that afternoon and long gone before showtime. “Band difficulties” is the official reason for the no-show.
1971: Rush is in Toronto closing out a two-night stand at the Abbey Road Pub.
1971: Anne Murray peaks at #40 on Billboard’s country chart with “I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix” with Glen Campbell.
1976: “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot tops Canada’s RPM singles chart, and peaks at #2 on Billboard.
1983: Frank Marino spends his birthday working in Chicago, doing a show at Colony Theatre.
1983: Doug & The Slugs release their MUSIC FOR THE HARD OF THINKING album.
1986: Red Rider is in New York for a show at The Ritz.
1990:Blue Rodeo release their CASINO album.
1993: “And If Venice Is Sinking” by Spirit of the West peaks on the Canadian country chart at #93 and on the pop chart at #30.
1995: Gino Vannelli is in Oslo, Norway for a show at the Rockefeller Music Hall.
1998: Alanis Morissette is in Buenos Aires for a show to open a Tower Records store. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital.
2000: Nickelback release the single, “Breathe.”
2005: Garth Hudson receives the Hamilton Music Award for Best Instrumentalist.
2012: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings are in Ottawa for a show at the National Arts Centre.
2012: Walk Off The Earth release two separate albums for some reason – VOLUME ONE and… wait for it ……….. VOLUME TWO!
2013: Nick Babeu, frontman for Montreal punk rock band Trigger Effect dies of accidental causes.
2012: George Canyon releases his new album, and second all-covers, CLASSICS II.
2013: Backline Revival release their self-titled debut album.
2014: Trews are in Edmonton for a show at Union Hall.
2015: Lee Aaron is in Kitchener, Ontario for a show at Overtime Sports Bar.
2015: Bill Durst is in Edmonton for the first of a two-night stand at Blues On Whyte.
2015: Ron Bankley releases his HOMELESS IN BETHLEHEM album.
2016: Billy Talent release the single, “Time Bomb Ticking Away.”
2019: Whitehorse is in London, Ontario, for a show at the Wolf Performance Hall.
2019: The ultimate Santers package comes out – in the form of GUITAR ALLEY – THE DEFINITIVE REMASTERS.
2019: Frantically Atlantic release their sophomore album, MAGGIE IN THE WOODS.
2019: Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years earlier, Spirit of the West front man John Mann dies at the age of 57 in a Vancouver hospital.