This Day in History: 2022-12-13

Dec 13
1943: Skip Prokop of The Paupers and Lighthouse is born in Hamilton. His real first name is Ronn.

1965: “Love’s Really Got A Hold On Me” by Little Caesar and the Consuls tops the Canadian pop chart, only the second Canadian artist do it.

1969: Blood Sweat & Tears‘ “And When I Die” is on top of Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1971: David Clayton-Thomas lends his support to the ‘Save The Seals Campaign’, appearing on a TV ad protesting the annual hunt.

1975: Anne Murray peaks at #49 on Billboard’s country chart with “Sunday Sunrise.”

1976: Hank Snow peaks on Billboard’s country chart at #95 with “Colorado Country Morning” the second of its two weeks on the chart.

1977: Joni Mitchell releases her DON JUAN’S RECKLESS DAUGHTER album.

1980: CANO plays two shows the same night in Toronto at El Mocambo.

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

1980: Teenage Head plays a show at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, in tribute to John Lennon who died earlier in the week.

1980: Rendezvous ends a three night run in Toronto at Spats.

1982: Saga open for Pat Benatar in NY at Madison Square Garden.

1984: Leonard Cohen releases the single, “Hallelujah,” recorded by over 300 artists.

1986: Rheostatics open for Tragically Hip in Toronto at MLG.

1987: Corey Hart‘s Montreal Forum performance from that September is shown on the CBC.

1998: Bob Clarke, guitarist for Club 69 Rebels, a late 50s – early 60s Edmonton based band with Wes Dakus dies.

2001: Lee Aaron plays her last rock show in years at Lac La Biche, AB. The band is comprised partially of present Headpins members.

2002: Zal Yanovsky of The Lovin’ Spoonful dies of a heart attack.

2003: Ryan Malcolm’s “Something More” is atop the Canadian pop chart for the eighth straight week.

2003: Barenaked Ladies peak on Billboard’s chart at #82 with “Another Postcard.”

2013: Coney Hatch is in Toronto for a show at the Rockpile for the first of a two night stand.

2013: Bookakee release their sophomore album, WHORRIFIC.

2014: Trews are in Sudbury, Ontario for a show at the Events Centre.

2014: The Pursuit of Happiness reunite in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

2016: Alan Thicke dies at the age of 69 on the way to a Burbank, California hospital from a heart attack while playing hockey. Although mostly remembered for his role in “Growing Pains,” Thicke also produced variety shows featuring Anne Murray, Rene Simard, Bobby Vinton and Mac Davis, and had a noteable music career of his own, including write the theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune,” and “Facts of Life,” and released the album THICKE OF THE NIGHT in 1984 and a couple of one-off singles over his career, and wrote a NY Rangers publicity single.

2017: Pat Travers is in West Hollywood for a show at the Whiskey A Go Go.

2019: Greg Rider is in Niagara Falls, Ont for a show at Boston Pizza.

2019: King Kupa release their new video and single, “Insomniac.”

2019: Andy Kim is presented a Star of Fame, in front of Le Place Des Arts in Montreal.