This Day in History: 2022-12-25

Dec 25
1955: The Diamonds make their on-stage debut, at a Christmas party in St Thomas Aquinas Church in Toronto.

1955: Alannah Myles is born in Toronto as Alannah Marie Byles.

1966: It’s the second of a four night run at Boris’ in Toronto for Paupers and Luke & The Apostles.

1969: Under the tree is Robin Bachman’s first drum kit. It comes in handy years later when he’s part of Brave Belt, then BTO.

1971: Poppy Family end a two-week run on Billboard’s chart at #84 with “No Good To Cry.”

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

1982: Chilliwack peaks at #112 on Billboard’s albums chart with OPUS X.

1993: “Please Forgive Me” by Bryan Adams is atop Canada’s RPM singles chart for the fourth of six straight weeks.

1995: “Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morissette is on top of Canada’s singles chart for the fourth and final week.

2014: Marianas Trench release their new single, “Here’s To The Zeros.”

2019: Pop singer Kelly Fraser dies in her Winnipeg home at the age of 26. The native of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, and former Juno Award nominee shot to fame in 2013 when she recorded a version of Rhianna’s “Diamonds” in Inuktitut. No cause of death was given.