This Day in History: 2022-12-27

Dec 27
1947: Steppenwolf guitarist Larry Byrom is born in Huntsville, Alabama.

1958: Canadian Sweethearts, then going simply by their names Bob Regan and Lucille Starr, release the single, “Demon Lover.”

1965: Terry Black sees “Poor Little Fool” peak on the Canadian pop chart at #7.

1966: Paupers and Luke & The Apostles close out a four night run at Boris’ in Toronto.

1967: Leonard Cohen releases his debut album, SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN.

1967: The Paupers begin a four night run at The Flick in Toronto.

1968: Steppenwolf‘s first album is certified gold.

1968: Paupers are in Toronto for the second of two nights at El Patio.

1976: BTO begin a two week run at #43 on Billboard’s chart with “Down To The Line.”

1980: David Wilcox is in Toronto to close out a two night stand at El Mocambo.

1980: Madcats are in Toronto to end a six night stand at Riverside.

1980: Helix opens for Max Webster in Ottawa at the Civic Centre.

1986: Coney Hatch is in Toronto for a show at Grand West.

1987: The Cowboy Junkies record THE TRINITY SESSION at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. The next year, the Los Angeles Times votes the album one of the ten best of the year.

1992: Coney Hatch is in Brampton, Ontario for a show at Hot Rocks.

1996: Alanis Morissette is atop the Canadian singles chart with “Head Over Feet,” the seventh week of an eight-week run.

1999: Wide Mouth Mason‘s WHERE I STARTED album is certified gold.

2000: Jann Arden releases her BLOOD RED CHERRY album.

2003: It’s week ten for Ryan Malcolm and “Something More” atop the Canadian pop chart.

2014: April Wine‘s Myles Goodwyn launches Soleful Caring, a charity project that provides shoes for those less fortunate.

2018: Allan Mix, bassist for Rhinoceros, Cheyenne Winter, and Skylark passes away from natural causes at the age of 66.

2019: Headpins and Honeymoon Suite are in Calgary for a show at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.

2019: Coal Davie & The Rockabillionaires rock the house at the Princeton Pub in Vancouver.