The Hip debut on SNL

On today’s date in 1995, the Tragically Hip debuted on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where they performed their songs Grace, Too and Nautical Disaster from their album Day for Night.

In 2013, Canada Post featured the Tragically Hip on 63-cent Permanent Postage stamp (Scott 2655-2656) printed by the Lowe-Martin Group on Tullis Russell Coatings coated paper. The Canadian Recording Artists: The Bands issue featured four acts – Rush, the Guess Who, Beau Dommage and the Tragically Hip. The Hip stamp depicts a photograph of the band, with their logo to the bottom-left and “CANADA” to the bottom-right.

The stamp was also offered in booklet panes of 10 stamps (Scott 2656a).

The stamp was also offered in booklet panes of 10 stamps (Scott 2656a).

Each stamp measures 32 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations. The official first-day covers were cancelled in Winnipeg, Man. (the Guess Who); Toronto, Ont. (Rush); Kingston, Ont. (the Tragically Hip); and Montréal, Que. (Beau Dommage). The stamps are available in booklets of 10 stamps, a set of four booklets and a souvenir sheet of four stamps.

Two days after debuting on SNL, the band won the Juno Awards for entertainer and group of the year.

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