This Day in History: 2022-12-18
1950: Martha Johnson of Martha & The Muffins is born in Toronto.
1971: Poppy Family peak on Billboard’s chart at #84 with “No Good To Cry,” beginning a two-week run.
1977: Rush is in Dayton, Ohio for a show at UD Arena.
1980: Fist is in Toronto to end a four night run at Spats.
1982: Myth, the Genesis cover band from Toronto is in Kitchener for a show at Coronet Motor Hotel.
1992: Toronto radio station CFRA just notices the lyrics to The Beatles’ song, “Run For Your Life.” Station reps say the lyrics “I’d rather see you dead little girl, than to be with another man” promotes violence against women and bans the track from its playlist, three decades after its release.
1993: “Please Forgive Me” by Bryan Adams is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the third of a six-week run.
1993: “Starting All Over Again” by One Horse Blue peaks at #7 on the Canadian country chart.
1995: “Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the third of a four-week run.
1999: Skydiggers are in Toronto at The Horseshoe Tavern. The show becomes the bulk of their 2000 live album, THERE AND BACK.
2001: The Arrogant Worms release IDIOT ROAD.
2009: Bobby Cameron plays an intimate pre-Christmas show at the Blue Chair Cafe in Edmonton.
2010: Marianas Trench are in Vancouver, finishing off the MASTERPIECE THEATRE tour at the Orpheum Theatre. The album goes platinum the same day.
2014: Brett Kissell headlines the Singing Christmas Tree in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.
2014: Kate Todd releases her Yuletide tune, “Country Christmas,” which also features Peter Linseman.
2015: Mad Bomber Society is at home in Edmonton as Freecloud Records hold their 30th annual Christmas party at Rocky Mountain Icehouse.
2015: William Prince releases his debut album, EARTHLY DAYS.
2016: Early country and TV star Gordie Tapp (Hee Haw) dies in hospital in Burlington, Ontario at the age of 94.
2016: The Canada Walk of Fame celebration is broadcast on TV. The only musical recipient is
Corey Hart. Brett Kissell is given the Alan Slaight Honour for potential future stardom.
2018: Aldo Nova releases his new album, FANTASY 2.0.
2019: It’s a triple bill of fun at Club Balattou in Montreal, when Alex Focused, Sule, and Lea Keeley all play.
2019: KicknRox release their new single and video, “This One’s For Free.”
2019: Mike Plume gets an early Christmas present, when he signs a deal with Royalty Records.