This Day in History: 2022-12-14

Dec 14
1904: Wilf Carter is born in Port Hilford, NS as Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter.

1930: Guy Lombardo‘s “You’re Driving Me Crazy” tops Billboard’s chart.

1964: “Las Vegas Scene” from Wes Dakus peaks on the Canadian chart at #23.

1969: Guess Who are on Wayne & Shuster’s Comedy Hour. They perform “Laughing” and “No Time” live in front of an audience.

1972: Mahogany Rush is in Quebec City for a show at Le Colisee.

1972: FOR THE ROSES, Joni Mitchell‘s first album for new label Asylum, is released. It reaches #11 and “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” is a minor hit single.

1973: Bob McBride releases his new album, SEA OF DREAMS.

1974: MILES OF AISLES, a live double album documenting Joni Mitchell‘s tour in the wake of COURT AND SPARKS is released. It’s recorded during a four-night stand in August 1974.

1975: Chilliwack release their ROCKERBOX album.

1976: Mahogany Rush are at Tempo Studios in Montreal, working on what what become the WORLD ANTHEM album.

1979: Triumph is in Mississauga, Ontario at Metalworks Studio. The sessions are used a few months later when PROGRESSIONS OF POWER is released.

1984: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with her duet with Dave Loggins, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.”

1985: Loverboy peaks at #65 on Billboard’s chart with “Dangerous.”

1986: Voivod are in Berlin at MusicLab Studios, finishing up their KILLING TECHNOLOGY album.

1997: Kurt Winter, former Brother  and Guess Who guitarist dies of kidney failure. He was 51.

1998: Alanis Morissette is on week three of a six-week run atop the Canadian singles chart with “Thank U.”

2000: Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe are in Edmonton for a show at Myer Horowitz Theatre.

2003: Sam Roberts‘ WE WERE BORN IN A FLAME album is certified platinum.

2012: Frank Wilks holds a CD release party for his FREEDOM EXPRESS album at The Black Swan in Toronto.

2013:  Coney Hatchis in Toronto to close out a two night run at the Rockpile.

2015: Roger Roger release the single and video for “13 Crows.”

2016: Margo Timmins from Cowboy Junkies, is appointed to the Order of Ontario.

2018: Matchstick Skeletons open for Headstones in Ottawa for a show at the Bronson Centre.

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

2019: Ted Axe is home in Toronto for a show at Rockpile.

2019: Within The Woods release their new single and video, “Corrosion.”