This Day in History: 2022-12-24

Dec 24
1942: Dave Barker of Tower Bridge is born in Liverpool, England.

1966: Paupers begin a four-night stand at Boris’ in Toronto. Also on the bill are Luke & The Apostles.

1980: Madcats are in Toronto for the third of a six night stand at Riverside.

1983: “Old Emotions” from Spoons peaks at #28 on the Canadian pop chart.

1987: Northern Pikes get an early Christmas present, when the BIG BLUE SKY album is certified gold.

1990: Alias tops Canada’s RPM singles chart with “More Than Words Can Say.”

1995: “Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette ends a four-week run on top of Canada’s RPM singles chart.

1996: Mike Levine is in Hollywood. It’s not because Triumph is on tour at the moment. He’s a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. Pat Sajak appears to have no clue who he is.

2005: Diana Krall peaks on the Billboard jazz albums chart at #17 with CHRISTMAS SONGS.

2008: Denny Doherty‘s last recordings before his death are released as the album, BY HIMSELF.

2009: Mousehole Records releases FIRST SPARKS – THE ANTHOLOGY, a best of collection of The Staccatos/5 Man Electrical Band.

2009: “The Big Story of Small Potatoes – The Niagara Rock Music History 1964 to 1974” is released on DVD, a documentary on the area’s music history.

2010: Artok release their second, and first full-length album, ABOVE GROUND – 17 years after the last one.

2015: Mombius Hibachi release the single and video, “Awakening.”

2019: Kelsey Raine releases her new single and video, “Set You Free.”