This Day in History: 2022-11-28

Nov 28
1902: Orchestre symphonique de Quebec (OSQ) gives its first performance, playing three works during a choral concert in Tara Hall on Rue Sainte-Anne; under the baton of Joseph Vezina, music director until his death in 1924.

1947: Paul Shaffer, sidekick for David Letterman for years, one-time musical maestro on “Saturday Night Live” and orchestrator for the Blues Brothers movie, is born in Fort William, Ontario.

1966: Dee and the Yeomen‘s “In A Minute Or Two” peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #66.

1968: Dick Damron releases his, third album, self-titled.

1970: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #57 with “Comes The Morning.”

1970: The Guess Who peak at #10 on Billboard’s chart with “Share The Land.”

1971: Mahogany Rush is in Montreal for a show at Cegep de Saint-Laurent.

1977: Gino Vannelli is in Philadelphia for a show at the Spectrum.

1985: Martha & The Muffins release the single, “Song In My Head.”

1992: Alannah Myles tops the Canadian singles chart with “A Song Instead of a Kiss,” the second of a four-week run.

1993: Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton dies in a car crash outside San Ynez, California at the age of 47.

1994: Tragically Hip are in Edmonton for a show at the Agricom.

1997: Motherlode keyboardist “Smitty” Smith succumbs to cancer at the age of 53.

1998: Lisa Brokop peaks at #64 on Billboard’s country chart with “When You Get To Be You.”

2006: Nickelback release the single, “If Everyone Cared.”

2006: April Wine release their ROUGHLY SPEAKING album.

2009: Blue Rodeo is the halftime entertainment during the 97th Grey Cup in Calgary at MacMahon Stadium.

2010: Kim Mitchell is in Buffalo, NY for a show at The Tralf.

2010: A Frank Soda benefit show is held at the Rockpile in Toronto.

2015: Prism are in Lethbridge, Alberta for a show at Country Joe’s.

2015: Julian Austin is in Regina for a show at Ezrav’s Place.

2015: The Glorious Sons release their new single, “Amigo.”

2015: Stonebolt and Doucette take the stage at Haneys in Vancouver.

2015: Soles Haven is in London, Ontario for an Alzheimer’s Benefit show at the Wolf Performance Hall.

2015: Sloan is in Toronto for a show at Nathan Phillips Square.

2018: Matchstick Skeletons open for Headstones in North Battleford, Sask at Grey Eagle Casino.

2019: Stone Poets release their new single, “The Great Divide.”