This Day in History: 2022-12-30

Dec 30
1923: The first radio network broadcast in Canada takes place when Northern Electric station CHYC in Montreal and Canadian National station CNRO in Ottawa are hooked up by telephone lines to broadcast an anniversary program of the Canadian National Railway.

1949: Producer Bruce Fairbairn (KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Loverboy) is born in Vancouver.

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

1967: 3’s A Crowd release the single, “Bird Without Wings,” which enters the Canadian pop chart at #91.

1967: Paupers are in Toronto, closing out a four-night stand at The Flick.

1978: Gino Vannelli‘s “I Just Wanna Stop” tops Canada’s RPM singles chart for the first of two weeks.

1981: Wildroot Orchestra release their self-titled debut album.

1981: Rough Trade release their FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG album.

1989: Loverboy is on Billboard’s chart for the last time, peaking at #84 with “Too Hot.”

1992: Tom Cochrane is on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performs “Life is a Highway.”

1995: After a 12-year hiatus, Max Webster reunites for a series of shows, starting with a show at the RPM Club in Toronto.

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

2000: FOOTPRINTS VOLUME 2 by A Foot In Cold Water is released in the US.

2002: Tragically Hip are in Hamilton for a show at Copps Coliseum.

2003: It’s been available at home for half a year, but Chilliwack‘s THERE AND BACK – LIVE album gets worldwide distribution.

2011: Tupelo Honey and Headstones are in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre for a New Year’s Eve party.

2012: Alexisonfire is in Hamilton for a show at Copps Coliseum. The show is taped and winds up four years later as their LIVE AT COPPS album.

2016: Trews are in Cleveland, OH at House of Blues for the first of a two-night run.

2016: Joel Nickel releases the single, “Ain’t That Loud.”

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

2018: Mike Taylor, keyboardist/vocalist for Walk Off The Earth, dies in his sleep from natural causes in his Burlington, Ontario home, the day prior to the band opening for

Sheepdogs and Burton Cummings in Niagara Falls. They cancelled.

2018: The Abraham’s Children collection, HITS, is released.