Sunday, January 22, 2017

Today in Music History...January 22, 2017

Music History: January 22

Births (14)
1917 : Albert "Pud" Brown
1924 : J.J. Johnson
1931 : Sam Cooke is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
1940 : Addie Harris (The Shirelles)
1949 : Stephen Ray Perry (Steve Perry) in Hanford, California.Singer
Lead singer of Journey.
Steve Perry SongFacts
Journey SongFacts
Journey ArtistFacts
1949 : Nigel Pegrum (The Small Faces, Uriah Heep)
1952 : Teddy Gentry (bassist for Alabama) is born in Fort Payne, Alabama.
1960 : Michael Kelland John Hutchence (INXS) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
INXS SongFacts
1965 : D.J. Jazzy Jeff
1965 : Steve Adler (Guns N' Roses)
1977 : Singer/songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon celebrate the birth of their second child, a son, Ben Taylor. Ben would later become a singer/songwriter, and sometimes have both his mother and father tour with him, and on occasions, his older sister, Sally.
1981 : Willa Ford
1985 : Singer/songwriter Orianthi Panagaris is born in Adelaide, Australia. She was slated to be Michael Jackson's lead guitarist for his This Is It concert series.
1989 : Gene Simmons of Kiss and his girlfriend, the Playboy model Shannon Tweed, welcome their first child, a boy named Nicholas.

Deaths (3)
1994 : Rhett Forrester (Riot)
1997 : Pop singer Ron Holden dies of a heart attack at age 57 in Rosarita, Baja California, Mexico.
2007 : Disco D

Charts (5)
1966 : Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walkin' enters the pop charts
1972 : Don MacLean's album American Pie hits #1
1977 : Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" hits #1
1977 : Wings' album Wings Over America hits #1
2015 : Kelly Clarkson's "Heartbeat Song" debuts at #37 on the Hot 100.

Marriages and Breakups (1) 2012 : Seal and Heidi Klum, who got married in 2005 and had four kids together, announce they are separating. 

Miscellaneous (7)
1889 : The Columbia Phonograph Company is formed in Washington, DC. The record label would eventually morph into the Columbia Broadcast System, better known today as CBS.
1960 : Sam Cooke leaves the tiny Keen label to sign with RCA Records.
1966 : After a rare four-inch snowfall in Memphis, Elvis Presley and members of his "Memphis Mafia" build a snowman in front of Graceland (and have a snowball fight as well).
1972 : In an interview with Melody Maker, David Bowie says, "I'm gay and I always have been."
1981 : The John Lennon tribute issue of Rolling Stone is published with the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of a naked Lennon embracing a fully-clothed Yoko Ono. Lennon's full interview was not published by the magazine until 2010.
1984 : Barry Manilow sings the national anthem at Superbowl XVIII in Tampa, FL.
2004 : Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced to close after failed negotiations with its landlord, New York University.

Recordings (8)
1931 : Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra, "Sugar Blues"
1959 : Buddy Holly makes his last recordings alone with an acoustic guitar in his Greenwich Village apartment. Songs include "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," "That's What They Say," "What to Do," "Learning the Game" and "That Makes it Tough." The rough versions are overdubbed and released after his death.
1963 : The Drifters, On Broadway
1963 : Gerry and the Pacemakers, "How Do You Do It"
1963 : Elvis Presley: "Bossa Nova Baby," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," "Mexico," "The Bullfighter Was a Lady," "Marguerita," "Vino, Dinero y Amor"
1966 : The Beach Boys, Would'nt It Be Nice
1969 : The Beatles: Dig A Pony, I've Got A Feeling, Don't Let Me Down
1969 : Elvis Presley: "I'm Movin' On," "Long Black Limousine," Don't Cry Daddy, "Poor Man's Gold," "From a Jack to a King"

Releases (4)
1982 : Alabama: "Mountain Music"
1991 : Sting, "The Soul Cages"
2002 : Bad Religion release their twelfth full-length studio album The Process of Belief. This is their first recording with Brett Gurewitz on guitar since 1994's Stranger Than Fiction and their debut with current drummer Brooks Wackerman. It's also their first studio album released on Epitaph Records since 1993's Recipe for Hate.
2013 : Bad Religion release their sixteenth full-length studio album True North.

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