Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Today in Music History...January 17, 2017

Music History: January 17



Births (14)
1712 : John Stanley
1913 : Vido Musso
1920 : George Handy
1927 : Eartha Kitt
1943 : Chris Montez
1944 : Fran├žoise Hardy
1945 : William Hart (The Delfonics)
1948 : Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones)
1955 : Steve Earle
1956 : Paul Young
1957 : John Crawford (Berlin)
1959 : Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
1971 : Kid Rock
1986 : Olivia Newton-John gives birth to her daughter Chloe.


Deaths (3)
1970 : Billy Stewart
2011 : Don Kirshner (promoter behind The Monkees, The Archies)
2012 : Johnny Otis




Charts (3)
1970 : Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" peaks at #76, where it will stay for one week.
1976 : Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs" hits #1.
1976 : Earth, Wind and Fire's album Gratitude hits #1.
 
 

Releases (2)
1969 : Elton John, "Lady Samantha"
1969 : Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin


Miscellaneous (1) 1971 : Marvin Gaye performs the national anthem at Superbowl V in Miami, FL.

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