This Day in History: 2022-12-03

Dec 3

1959: Darby Mills is born in Vernon, BC.

1965: Paupers are in Toronto for the first of two nights at El Patio.

1966: Paupers begin a two-night gig at the Red Gas Room in Toronto.

1974: Bassist Earl Pereira (Wide Mouth Mason and Steadies) is born in Saskatoon.

1980: Zwol is in Toronto and begins a four night run at Nickelodeon.

1981: Triumph is in Dallas, TX for a show at Reunion Arena.

1982: Kim Mitchell is in Kitchener, Ontario for a show at the Coronet Motor Hotel.

1983: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “A Little Good News.”

1983: Saga are on Billboard’s singles chart for the last time with “The Flyer,” which peaks at #79.

1984: Orphan open for Headpins at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa, Ontario.

1987: Pretty Rough guitarist Jack Murray commits suicide.

1991: Crash Test Dummies release the single, “Androgynous.”

1994: Cowboy Junkies peak at #52 on Billboard’s chart with “Sweet Jane.”

1994: Ann Mortifee releases her new album, HEALING JOURNEY.

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

2007: KD Lang‘s HYMNS OF THE 49TH PARALLEL album is certified double platinum in Australia, selling 140,000 units.

2008: Zappacosta releases the AT THE CHURCH AT BERKLEY lp.

2008: Neil Young is in Halifax for a show at Scotia Bank Place.

2009: Matthew Good plays at The Oxygen Club in Moncton, NB in support of his VANCOUVER lp.

2010: Frank Marino does a rare Canadian show when he plays in his hometown of Montreal at the Corona Theatre.

2014: Trews are in Regina for a show at Casino Regina.

2014: Lee Aaron is in Peterborough, Ontario for a show at The Venue, where she premieres her new song, “If You Don’t Love Me Anymore.”

2015: Headpins are in Langley, BC for a show at Cascades Casino.

2016: Fully Loaded is in Surrey, BC for the second of a two-night stand at Donegal’s Irish House.

2016: The annual Indian Christmas Concert goes down at St Andrew’s United Church in Hamilton. On the card are Keon Crosswell, Steve Hilbert, Prem Tewari, and Neeraj Prem, along with a Kids Trio to open the show.

2019: Raincity release their new single and video, “Give This Up.”