Sunday, January 15, 2017

Today in Music History...January 15, 2017

Music History: January 15

 1967 : Mick Jagger does as he's told and sings "Let's Spend The Night Together" as "Let's Spend Some Time Together" when The Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Jagger rolls his eyes derisively when he sings the altered line.

Charts (4)

1966 : The Supremes' "My World is Empty Without You" enters the pop charts.
1972 : Don McLean's "American Pie" hits #1 US for the first of four weeks. The single runs 8:36 - you have to flip the 45 over to hear all of it.
1977 : Leo Sayer's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" hits #1.
1977 : The Eagles' Hotel California album hits #1, taking over the top spot from Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life.


Births (9)

1909 : Gene Krupa
1929 : Earl Hooker
1941 : Captain Beefheart
1942 : Edward Bivins (The Manhattans)
1949 : Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1951 : Charo
1951 : Martha Davis (The Motels)
1952 : Melvyn Gale (Electric Light Orchestra)
1967 : Lisa Velez (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) 
 

Deaths (4)

1992 : Dee Murray (The Elton John Band)
1993 : Sammy Cahn
1994 : Harry Nilsson, known by the mononym Nilsson, dies of heart failure at age 52, nearly one year after suffering a massive heart attack.
2011 : Fred Sanders Jr. 

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