This Day in History: 2022-11-29

Nov 29
1932: Jazz guitar great Edward Isaac Bickert is born in Hochfield, Manitoba.

1966: Pierre Lalonde holds top spot in the French top 10 for the third straight week, with “Je Les Aimes Tant.”


Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck releases the single, “Funny Feeling.”


Steppenwolf release the single, “Monster.”


The Guess Who peak at #22 on Billboard’s chart with “Undun.”

1972: Dick Damron appears at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville.


Buffy Sainte-Marie releases her QUIET PLACES album.


Neil Young‘s album, COMES A TIME, is certified gold.

1979: The Log Driver’s Waltz, an animated short with Kate & Anne McGarrigle doing the song, debuts as part of the National Film Board’s Canadian vignettes series.

1981: Max Webster release their DIAMONDS DIAMONDS album – a ‘best of’ along with a couple of new tracks which were actually hold-overs from previous albums.

1983: Wildroot Orchestra release their second album, appropriately entitled WILDROOT TWO.

1985: Nuthin’ Pritty are in Vancouver for a show at The Rendezvous.

1993: Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton dies in a car crash not far from his California home.

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

2001: April Wine and Blue Oyster Cult are in Kitchener, Ontario for a show at Lyric Night Club.

2003: Ryan Malcolm’s “Something More” is atop the Canadian pop chart for the sixth straight week.

2004: Bryan Adams releases the new single, “Flying.”

2005: The charity organization War Child release

Sum 41‘s experiences in war-torn Africa a year and a half earlier on DVD entitled ROCKED – SUM 41 IN CONGO.

2011: Marianas Trench release their new album, EVER AFTER.

2011: Drake releases his new single, “The Motto.”

2013: Barenaked Ladies announce the cancellation of their show at SeaWorld a month from then, following the airing of a CNN documentary about the death of a killer whale handler, and how the animals are supposedly treated there.

2014: The Trews are in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore Ballroom.

2016: Die Mannequin release their new single and video, “Do It Or Die.”

2017: Passengers on a flight from Toronto to Halifax got an unexpected surprise, when Walk Off The Earth serenaded them as part of a publicity stunt.

2018: Crash Test Dummies are in Collingswood, NJ for a show at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

2019:Tom Jackson is in Lloydminster, Sask for a Huron Carole show at the Vic Juba Community Theatre.

2019: Downchild Blues Band is in Ottawa for a special 50th anniversary party. The show features guests Dan Aykroyd, Tony D (MonkeyJunk), Suzie Vinnick, and Andy J Forest. Their song “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” is also inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2019: The Dan Henry Band is in Edmonton for the first of a two night run at the Kingsway Legion.