Monday, January 9, 2017

Today in Music History...January 9, 2017

Music History: January 9


Births

1928: Domenico Modugno
1939: Jimmy Boyd
1941: Joan Baez
1943: Scott Walker (The Walker Brothers)
1943: Roy Head
1943: Dick Yount (Harper's Bizarre)
1943: Kenneth Kelley (The Manhattans)
1944: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
1948: Tim Hart (Steeleye Span)
1948: Paul King (Mungo Jerry)
1948: Bill Cowsill (The Cowsills)
1950: David Johansen (The New York Dolls)
1951: Crystal Gayle

Deaths

1980: Carl White (The Rivingtons)

Events

1956: Buddy Holly, still unknown and playing country music with a trio called the Three-Tunes, begins a two-week tour of the South opening for George Jones and Hank Thompson.
1959: Dion and the Belmonts premiere their new hit, "Teenager In Love," on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
1960: Eddie Cochran arrives in England to begin his ill-fated final tour.
1961: Connie Francis is the surprise honoree on NBC-TV's This Is Your Life.
1963: A London jazz drummer named Charlie Watts leaves his old group, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, to join a new band called The Rolling Stones. 
 1965: The US-only album Beatles '65 shatters Billboard chart records by leaping all the way from #98 to #1 in one week.
1971: Elvis is voted one of the Most Outstanding Young Men of the Year for 1970 by the national board of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (known as the Jaycees). It would become one of Presley's most treasured achievements, honoring as it does men who have made the most of America's "free enterprise" system. He will bring the award with him wherever he tours for the rest of his days.
1975: The lawsuit filed by Paul McCartney on December 31, 1970 finally reaches its conclusion with the legal dissolution of the Beatles.
1979: Madison Square Garden hosts an all-star benefit concert for the UNICEF organization, featuring Rod Stewart, ABBA, The Bee Gees, Olivia-Newton John, Donna Summer, and Earth Wind & Fire.
1998: Sonny Bono's Palm Springs, CA funeral is broadcast live on CNN, with Cher delivering a tearful eulogy that reads in part: "Some people were under the misconception that Son was a short man, but he was heads and tails taller than anyone else. He could see above the tallest people. He had a vision of the future and just how he was going to build it. And his enthusiasm was so great that he just swept everybody along with him. Not that we knew where he was going, but we just wanted to be there. He was also successful at anything he ever tried. Not the first time he tried maybe, but he just -- he kept going. If he was really -- But if he really wanted something, he kept going until he achieved it..."
2005: In celebration of his 70th anniversary (and to garner him a new record for #1 hits), Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" is re-released in the UK. It will become the first of several reissued Elvis hits to reach #1 there.

Releases

1968: Elvis Presley, "Guitar Man"

Recording

1941: Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, "Until Tomorrow"
1964: The Temptations, "The Way You Do The Things You Do"
1964: The Beatles, "Penny Lane"

Charts

1961: Bert Kaempfert's "Wonderland By Night" hits #1

Certifications

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