This Day in History: 2022-12-09

Dec 9
1943: Bassist Rick Danko of The Band is born in Simcoe, Ont.

1967: Ralph Carlson peaks at #11 on the Canadian country chart with “The Homecoming.”

1967: “The Fool” by Dick Nolan peaks at #21 on the Canadian country chart.

1970: Canada Goose is home in Ottawa for a show at Glebe 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: Wackers end a two week run on Billboard’s chart at #62 with “Day And Night.”

1972: Lighthouse peak on Billboard’s chart at #34 with “Sunny Days.”

1978: The Blues Brothers, featuring SNL actors John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd and a band consisting mostly of Canadians, the SNL Band, release their version of Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man.”

1978: Nick Gilder peaks at #44 on Billboard with “Here Comes The Night.”

1978: Greg Leskiw and his band are in Winnipeg at Roade Recording Studios. The sessions become part of Les Q‘s only album, BE MY CHAMPION.

1978: Gino Vannelli‘s first time on Billboard’s chart is with “I Just Wanna Stop” at #4. It\s also his highest chart topper.

1978: “Let The Song Last Forever” by Dan Hill peaks at #91 on Billboard’s chart.

1979: Triumph‘s “Lay It On The Line” peaks at #86 on the Billboard singles chart.

1980: Gus is in Toronto for the second of a three night stand at Riverside.

1980: Bob McBride is on the second night of a six night run at Alastair’s in Toronto.

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

1987: Blue Rodeo‘s single, “Try” peaks at #3 on the Canadian AC chart.

1989: Tom Cochrane & Red Rider release the live SYMPHONY SESSIONS album, recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

1991: Rush is in Providence, RI for a show at the Civic Center.

1996: Alanis Morissette is atop the Canadian singles chart with “Head Over Feet,” the fourth week of an eight-week run.

1997: Bryan Adams becomes the latest artist to do an MTV Unplugged lp, when it’s released on the masses.

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

2002: Frontier Records releases the Harem Scarem album, LIVE AT THE GODS in Europe.

2003: Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm releases his self titled debut album.

2012: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings are in Parry Sound, Ontario for a show at The Charles W Stockey Centre.

2014: At the Conservatives’ annual Christmas party in Ottawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his band The Van Cats (as in 24 in French … get it? … 24 Sussex Drive?) entertain the party faithful with songs from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, John Denver, and even a little G ‘n R.

2014: Connie Kaldor releases her new album, LOVE SASK.

2015: Honeymoon Suite are in Toronto for a show at the Phoenix.

2015: Queen City Kids release the album, 1981 LIVE, which also includes a few remastered and a couple of previously unreleased tracks.

2016: Wild T & The Spirit are home in Toronto for a show at The Linsmore Tavern.

2018: Mindstorm releases the new single, “Fairytales.”

2019: Jimmy & The Sleepers are in Calgary for a show at The Blues Can.

2019: The Barr Brothers’ single, “Even the Darkness Has Arms” is certified gold in Canada.

2022: Lee Aaron releases Elevate to rave reviews