This Day in History: 2022-12-08

Dec 8
1958: Four Lads peak at #32 on Billboard’s chart with “Mocking Bird.”

1967: Paupers are in Aurora, Ontario for a show at the Community Arena.

1970: Canada Goose is home in Ottawa for a show at Tech High School. Admission is 75 cents and the show is a fundraiser for The Christmas Exchange, a non-profit to help 8,000 families have a merrier holiday season.

1972: Chilliwack release their ALL OVER YOU album.

1972: Les Emmerson releases his first solo single, while still with Five Man Electrical Band – “Control of Me.”

1975: Steppenwolf is in Providence, Rhode Island for a show at the Civic Center.

1977: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush are in Newcastle, England for a show at City Hall.

1978: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush close out their first Japanese tour in Tokyo at Nakano Sunplaza.

1979: Triumph sees their single, “Hold On” peak at #38 on the Billboard singles chart.

1979: Frank Mills peaks at #48 on Billboard with “Peter Piper.”

1980: Gus is in Toronto to start a three night stand at Riverside.

1980: Streetheart release the compilation, ACTION – THE BEST OF STREETHEART.

1980: Bob McBride begins a six night run at Alastair’s in Toronto.

1982: Serena Ryder is born in Toronto.

1984: “Follow Your Heart,” Triumph‘s final single with Rik Emmett is released.

1984: It’s Bryan Adams’ second time on American Bandstand. He sings “Run to You” and “Kids Wanna Rock.”

1987: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1990: Alias are on top of the Canadian singles chart with “More Than Words Can Say” for the thierd straight week.

1999: Investigators search 24 Nickelby’s restaurants owned by Celine Dion and her husband. The chain was suspected of using gadgets that allow the registers to avoid declaring cash sales on tax returns. Renowned food critic Jaimie Vernon noted all that aside, “The food wasn’t too bad.”

2000: Sons of Maxwell play to a full house in a North Bay, Ont bar.

2005: Saga is live in Pratteln, Switzerland. The show features the WORLDS APART album in its entirety, and makes its way to DVD.

2007: The garage bands that made 1960s Sault Ste Marie special returned for the “18 Forever” reunion festival. On the bill are The Amen, The Vandettas, and The Fireflys, among others.

2013: A Tribute to Ritchie Oakley – His Music is held at Montes Showbar Grill in Dartmouth, NS.

2014: Jeff Wyatt releases his new single, “My Christmas Guitar.”

2015: NLP release their new album, ALIEN THREAT.

2017: Shred Kelly release the single and video for “Family Oh Family.”

2018: Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band is in Vernon, BC for a show at the Vernon Jazz Club.

2018: Matchstick Skeletons open for Headstones in Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom. It’s the only American stop on the Pictures of Health tour.

2019: Patrick Watson’s “The Great Escape” is certified gold.