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October 2022

Birthday – JOHN “COUGAR” MELLENCAMP (71)

October 7

Born: October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana He has released 23 studios albums and 65 singles Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (inducted by Billy Joel) Won a Grammy Award for ‘Hurts So Good’

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Birthday – JOHN LENNON

October 9

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. As a performer, writer or co-writer, Lennon had 25 number one singles in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1987, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall…

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The Stampeders In Concert

October 15 @ 7:30 pm

‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ ... maybe…

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INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY

October 28

Today is a day to recognize and celebrate the artists, the scientists and the technicians behind animated art including animated movies. Created by the International Animated Film Association (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) in 2002, the unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1892 when Charles-Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique made its first public appearance at the Grevin Museum in Paris, France. Theatre Optique or Optical Theater was a machine that used a projector and mirrors to create images on a screen.…

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November 2022

Birthday – ALDO NOVA (66)

November 13

Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Nova initially gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1982 which climbed to Billboard's number 8 position, and its accompanying single, "Fantasy", which climbed to number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Nova produced some early Celine Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song, "A New Day Has Come" for Dion, and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and…

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Historic Concert – JOHN LENNON APPEARS WITH ELTON JOHN

November 16

On November 16, 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton on the glittering stage of Madison Square Garden. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy…

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Birthday – GORDON LIGHTFOOT (84)

November 17

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. Several of Lightfoot's albums achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by renowned artists such as Elvis Presley,…

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Birthday – JOE WALSH (75)

November 20

Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he has been a member of three successful rock bands: James Gang, Eagles, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh has also experienced success both as a solo artist and as a prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists' recordings. In 2011, Rolling Stone placed him at the No. 54 spot…

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