Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Today in Music History...January 11, 2017

Music History: January 11

 1992 : Paul Simon becomes the first international performer to perform in Johannesburg, South Africa, since the lifting of the UN boycott. Simon had violated the UN ban by working with South African musicians years earlier.

Births (12)

1895 : Laurens Hammond
1924 : Slim Harpo
1924 : Don Cherry
1933 : Goldie Hill
1942 : Clarence Clemons (E Street Band)
1943 : Tony Kaye (Yes)
1946 : Naomi Judd
1949 : Dennis Greene (The Kingsmen, Sha Na Na)
1958 : Vicki Peterson (The Bangles)
1968 : Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
1971 : Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers)
1971 : Mary J. Blige


Deaths (5)

1973 : John Rostill (The Shadows)
2003 : Mickey Finn (T. Rex percussionist)
2005 : Jimmy Griffin (Bread)
2005 : Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage)
2013 : Jimmy O'Neill (host of ABC's Shindig!)

Charts (3)

1964 : Billboard magazine publishes its first country and western album chart. At Number One: Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire album.
1964 : In spite of (or, perhaps, because of) being banned by some radio stations, The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" is #1 on the Cash Box chart.
1969 : Joe South's "Games People Play" enters the pop charts.  

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