This Day in History: 2022-11-30

Nov 30
1947: Ann Mortifee is born in Durban, South Africa.

1952: The reformed Edmonton Symphony Society gives its first performance – at the Jubilee Auditorium.

1957: Drummer Dave Betts (Steve Blimkie & The Reason, Honeymoon Suite) is born in Toronto.

1964: Bobby Curtola releases the single, “Alone and Lonely.”

1968: Steppenwolf see “Magic Carpet Ride” peak at #3 on Billboard’s chart.

1974: “Fire, Baby I’m On Fire” by Andy Kim peaks at #28 on the Billboard singles chart.

1985: Darkroom is at home in Edmonton for a show at Club John’s.

1991: Tom Cochrane tops the Canadian singles chart with “Life Is A Highway” the first of a two-week run.

1991: Big House are in Toronto for a show at Rock & Roll Heaven.

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

1996: Steppenwolf is in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico for a show at Club Tropicoro.

1998: Alanis Morissette starts a six-week run atop the Canadian singles chart with “Thank U.”

2000: Loverboy bassist Scott Smith is pronounced dead after a boating accident. His body was never found.

2008: Great Big Sea is in Edmonton for a show at the Jubilee Auditorium.

2009: Faber Drive release the single, “Give Him Up.”

2010: Tara Lyn Hart releases her PERFECT HOLIDAY album.

2012: Great Big Sea is in Edmonton for a show at the Blue Chair Cafe.

2014: Producer Ken Howes’ 15-year long vision comes to fruition, when NATIVE NORTH AMERICA, VOLUME 1 is released. It’s a collection of obscure Aboriginal recordings of the ’60s and ’70s in the height of the pop and folk movements. The original recordings were often funded by the CBC, that featured among others Willie Dunn, Lloyd Cheechoo, Shingoose, Willie Thatcher, and Duke Redbird.

2014: As part of the 102nd Grey Cup festivities, Sass Jordan, 54-40, and Trooper play at Pigeon Park in Vancouver. Highlights include Trooper‘s Ra McGuire’s son Connor, singing “Thin White Line.”

2014: Besnard Lakes release the single and video, “Disaster.”

2016: Sarah McLachlan performs on NBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center TV special from New York.

2017: Neil Young releases his new album, THE VISITOR.

2018: Hey Romeo is home in Edmonton for a show at Yellowhead Casino.

2019: JG Rawk releases his new single and video, “I Fell Again.”

2019: The Dan Henry Band is in Edmonton to end a two night run at the Kingsway Legion.

2019: Rick McCrue releases his new single and video, the title track to his COUNTRY TO THE BONE album.