Monday, January 16, 2017

Today in Music History...January 16, 2017

Music History: January 16

 1988 : George Harrison hits #1 with "Got My Mind Set On You," becoming the act with the longest time between #1 hits - it was 24 years since "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)." The Beach Boys would break this record when "Kokomo" hit #1.

Awards and Honors (5)

1979 : Roger Miller sings a medley of songs on The Muppet Show. He also sings "In the Summertime" in a patch of musically skilled watermelons and drops the bombshell news that he, like the all-chicken cast of Vet's Hospital, once suffered from "Cluckitis."
1991 : The Sixth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include LaVern Baker, The Byrds, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed, and Ike and Tina Turner.
1999 : At the inaugural ball for Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, America plays "Ventura Highway." Warren Zevon and Delbert McClinton also perform.
2002 : A section of Interstate 80 in California is renamed the "Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway."
2006 : The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States.

Births (14)

1909 : Ethel Merman
1929 : G.T. Hogan
1937 : Bob Bogle (The Ventures)
1939 : Ray Phillips (Nashville Teens)
1942 : Bill Francis (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
1942 : Barbara Lynn
1943 : Ronnie Milsap
1944 : Jim Stafford
1948 : John Carpenter
1950 : Damo Suzuki
1959 : Sade
1962 : Paul Webb (Talk Talk)
1966 : Maxine Jones (En Vogue)
1979 : Aaliyah (Aaliyah Haughton) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

Deaths (3)

1972 : David Seville (The Chipmunks)
1973 : Clara Ward
1975 : Paul Beaver (Beaver and Krause)

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