Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today in Music History...January 18, 2017

Music History: January 18

Births (10)
1941 : Bobby Goldsboro
1941 : David Ruffin (The Temptations)
1943 : Dave Greenslade
1944 : "Legs" Larry Smith (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
1953 : Brett Hudson (The Hudson Brothers)
1956 : Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)
1970 : DJ Quik
1971 : Jonathan Davis (KoRn)
1977 : Michael Tierney is born in Sydney, Australia. He and his brother, Andrew, along with next-door neighbor schoolmates Phil Burton and Toby Allen formed the Australian boy band, Human Nature while they were students at Hurlstone Agricultural High School in Sydney.
1983 : Samantha Mumba

Deaths (2)
1995 : Sean McDonnell (Surgery)
2015 : Dallas Taylor, former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young drummer, dies of complications from pneumonia and kidney disease in Los Angeles, California, at age 66.

Debuts (2)
1928 : Dmitri Shostakovich's opera, The Nose, premieres at the Maliy Opera Theatre in Leningrad.
2008 : Amid this week's casting sessions for American Idol, Clay Aiken makes his Broadway debut in New York City in Monty Python's Spamalot.

Marriages and Breakups (2)
1987 : Steve Winwood marries Eugenia Grafton.
1996 : Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.

Miscellaneous (1) 1971 : The McCann-Erickson advertising agency takes a meeting with British songwriters Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway to record a Coca-Cola commercial with the group the New Seekers. That will eventually become "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing." While it initially attracts little attention on its radio release, it becomes a smash hit as a TV ad filmed with a globally diverse cast performing on a hillside outside Rome. The commercial, titled simply "Hillside" and costing a whopping $250,000 to film, is first aired in July 1971, and becomes a smash hit with many sequels, including a Christmas version filmed at night with a choir holding candles on a hillside in a tree formation. The commercials become some of the most successful and iconic ever filmed, and in a way herald in the dawn of the globalization era. They also make chart-topping stars of the New Seekers.

Recordings (2)
1939 : Louis Armstrong records "Jeepers Creepers."
1973 : Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon

Releases (1) 1975 : Minnie Ripperton, "Lovin' You"

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