This Day in History: 2022-12-28

Dec 28
1842: Calixa Lavallee, the composer of “O Canada,” is born in Vercheres, Lower Canada.

1928: Jazz great Moe Koffman is born in Toronto.

1964: The results from RPM Weekly Magazine’s unofficial poll are printed, the first time any sort of ‘top artists’ has been done on Canadian music. Terry Black is named top male vocalist of the year, while Shirley Matthews wins for top female vocalist, The Esquires win for top vocal instrumental group and Wes Dakus & The Rebels pick up the nod for top instrumental group.

1967: Paupers are in Toronto for the second of a four-night stand at The Flick.

1968: Joni Mitchell is the only Canadian performer at The Miami Music Festival, the first big rock festival held on the east coast (in Hallendale, Florida to be exact). 100,000 people show-up at the three day event.

1976: Max Webster are in Kitchener, Ontario for a show at the Memorial Auditorium.

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

1999: Alanis Morissette releases the single “That Would Be Good.”

2006: Matt Minglewood is at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

2011: Jay Semko‘s country single “Big Feet Big Shoes” is released.

2016: The David Barrett Trio (featuring Saga‘s Michael Sadler) are in Toronto for a show at The Edge Lounge.

2018: Honeymoon Suite and Headpins are in Calgary for a show at Grey Eagle Resort & Casion.

2018: Daniel Wesley is in White Rock, BC for a show at Blue Frog Studios.

2018: Lex Justice is home in Cold Lake for a solo acoustic show at the Grand Parlour Theatre.

2019: Harlequin and Streetheart are in Enoch, Alberta for a show at River Cree Resort & Casino.

2019: Kaithola are in Medicine Hat, Alberta for a show at St Patrick’s Church.

2019: House of Haunt release their new album, BLOOD OF THE SILVER SCREEN.

2019: Whiskey Chasers are in Port Colbourne, Ontario for a show at Moe’s Taps & Wings.