This Day in History: 2022-12-21

Dec 21
1951: Nick Gilder is born in London, England as Nicholas George Gilder.

1969: Queen City Kids officially forms.

1973: Mahogany Rush is in Quebec City for a show at Centre Montmorency-Laval.

1974: Andy Kim‘s GREATEST HITS album peaks at #190 on Billboard’s albums chart.

1974: Anne Murray peaks at #5 on Billboard’s country chart with “Son of a Rotten Gambler.”

1975: Mahogany Rush is in Ottawa for a show at the Civic Centre.

1981: Max Webster headlines a show in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens.

1982: Hometown rockers Glider are in Kitchener for a show at the Coronet Motor Hotel, the second of a four-night run.

1982: Joni Mitchell marries her bass player and sound engineer Larry Klein.

1989: Rush releases their PRESTO album.

1992: Alannah Myles‘ “A Song Instead of a Kiss” begins a four-week run atop Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1992: The Jeff Healey Band is the musical guest on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

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

2000: ROAD ROCK VOLUME 1, a live album by Neil Young with “Friends & Relatives” is released.

2003: Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell declares the day, “

D.O.A. Day” in honour of the band’s 25th anniversary.

2005: Sum 41 release the live album, HAPPY LIVE SURPRISE in Japan. It shows up elsewhere a few months later under the title, GO CHUCK YOURSELF.

2006: Harem Scarem sees the release of their HUMAN NATURE album in Japan, nearly two months before anywhere else.

2006: April Wine release their 16th studio album, ROUGHLY SPEAKING.

2006: Nelly Furtado appears at the American Music Awards, where Nickelback wins best rock group.

2008: Arapacis is signed to Femme Metal Records, the world’s leading record label specializing in female fronted rock groups.

2012: Greg Godovitz is in Red Deer for a solo show at The Hideout.

2017: Crystal Shawanda is in Ottawa for a Christmas concert at Azrieli Studio.

2017: Eklectik release their new single, “Know Your Place.”

2017: Ronney Abramson‘s STOWAWAY album from 1976 is re-released digitally.

2019: Jann Arden is in Ottawa for a show with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the first of a two night run filled with holiday cheer and Christmas tunes.

2019: Medisinal release their new single and video, “It’s Time.”