This Day in History: 2022-12-05

Dec 5
1946: Andy Kim is born in Montreal as Andrew Youakim.

1964: Lorne Greene becomes the third Canadian (after Guy Lombardo and Paul Anka) to have a number one hit on the Billboard singles chart, when his spoken word recording about a Western gun fighter named “Ringo” reached the top. It made it to #22 in the UK.

1964: Esquires‘ “So Many Other Boys” peaks at #3 on the Canadian pop chart.

1966: Bobby Curtola enters the Canadian pop chart with “It’s Not Funny Honey,” at #88.

1966: Johnny Burke enters the Canadian country chart at #4 with “Loving You Again.”

1966: Bert Cuff peaks at #6 on the Canadian country chart with “Muddy Water.”

1967: Todd Kerns (Age of Electric) is born in Lanigan, Sask.

1969: Grant Smith and The Power perform in Oshawa, Ontario, at the Jubilee Auditorium.

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

1978: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Osaka at Festival Hall.

1980: Zwol is in Toronto for the third of a four night run at Nickelodeon.

1982: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1982: Teenage Head is in Collingwood, Ontario for a show at the Arlington Hotel.

1984: Andrea Martin and Joe Flaherty host the annual Juno Awards in Toronto. On the podium accepting awards were

Carol Pope, Bryan Adams, Sherry Kean, and Zappacosta, among others.

1987:Blue Rodeo‘s single, “Try” tops the Canadian country chart.

1987: “Believe In Me” is

Paul Janz‘ only appearance in Billboard’s chart, peaking today at #5.

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

1994: The Tragically Hip play in Brussells, Belgium. The show is released 15 years later as LIVE FROM THE VAULTS.

1994: Aldo Nova‘s second album, SUBJECT ALDO NOVA is certified gold in the US.

1996: Rush plays to a sold-out crowd in Houston, Texas at The Summit.

1996: Wilf Carter dies at the age of 91 in a Scottsdale, Arizona hospital.

1997: Moxy Fruvous in in Syracuse, NY for a show at Styleen’s Rhythm Palace.

2009: Avril Lavigne performs in Mexico City for the charity event, Teleton.

2010: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Toronto for a show at the Sound Academy.

2012: Burton Cummings plays in Winnipeg at the theatre named after him.

2014: Lee Aaron is in London, Ontario for a show at East Side’s.

2014: Trews are in Thunder Bay, Ontario for a show at Crocks.

2015: An Indian Summer is held at St Andrew’s United Church in Hamilton. Bruce Harding, Sajan and Neeraj Prem, and Prem Tawari are on hand for the annual fundraiser.

2015: Punch Drunk Cabaret is in St Albert, Alberta for the second of a two-night stand at the Bourbon Room.

2018: Kim Mitchell is among the performers in Toronto during the annual Andy Kim Christmas Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Alex Lifeson joins him on stage for “Battlescar.” It’s the first ever time the two have played the song together live.

2019: Jagged Little Pill, the seminole album from Alanis Morissette is turned into a play and premieres on Broadway.

2019: The Adits release their new single and video, “I Hate The Summer.”

2019: “Nabbed In Nebraska,” the first single from the upcoming

Anvil album, LEGAL AT LAST, is released – complete with an animated video.