This Day in History: 2022-12-29

Dec 29
1907: Marg Osburne, most noteable for her time singing with Don Messer & His Islanders, is born in Moncton, NB.

1943: Bassist Richard Clare Danko of The Band is born near Simcoe, Ontario.

1965: The Chessmen open for Gary Lewis and The Playboys in Vancouver’s PNE Gardens.

1966: After a night off, Paupers and Luke & The Apostles begin another four night run at Boris’ in Toronto.

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

1968: After a night off, Paupers are back at El Patio in Toronto.

1969: The first Canadian production of the rock musical “Hair” opens at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

1972: Al Cherney releases his FIDDLE MAGIC album and its first single, “Caribou Reel.”

1973: BTO end a two week run at #68 on Billboard’s chart with “Blue Collar.”

1973: Keith Hampshire is on Billboard’s chart for the last time, peaking at #81 with “Big Time Operator.”

1983: Helix, Headpins, and Streetheart play in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Sport Plex.

1983: Roman Grey‘s EP “Body Shock” and “Shakedown” hits the stores in the UK.

2000: Rawlins Cross play their last show for eight years, performing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Jubliee.

2000: A US Federal Appeals Court rules that bassist Nicholas Kussbaum can continue to bill himself as a former member of Steppenwolf, despite John Kay having invoked a 1980 contract in which Kussbaum agreed not to emphasize his ties with the band after he’d left.

2006: Big Sugar release their new single, “If I Had My Way.”

2017: Lex Justice and The Steadies are in Edmonton, kicking off a three-night stand at Blues on Whyte.

2018: April Wine‘s Myles Goodwyn gets a surprise late Christmas present, when his 1962 Melody Maker, stolen 46 years ago while on tour, comes home. It’d been sitting in someone else’s house for years prior to its true owner being discovered.

2019: Cool Ass release their new single and video, “Song of a Bitch.”

2022: The world of country music lost one of its most beloved icons, Ian Tyson