Monday, January 23, 2017

Today in Music History...January 23, 2017

Music History: January 23


Births (9)
1910 : Jean "Django" Reinhardt
1938 : Eugene Church
1948 : Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters)
1948 : Joe Dowell
1950 : Bill Cunningham (The Box Tops)
1950 : Danny Federici (E Street Band)
1953 : Robin Wayne Zander (Cheap Trick) in Beloit, Wisconsin.
1955 : Reggie Calloway (Calloway)
1959 : Earl Falconer (UB40)
 

Deaths (5)
1978 : Terry Kath (Chicago)
1981 : Samuel Barber
1990 : Original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins dies of pneumonia. He was in ill health for several years after a car accident.
1997 : Richard Berry
1997 : Billy MacKenzie (Associates)
 

Charts (4)
1961 : Nina Simone's "Trouble in Mind" peaks at #92, where it will stay for one week.
1971 : My Sweet Lord gives George Harrison the distinction of being the first former Beatle with a #1 solo single.
1977 : Carole King's Tapestry sets a record: 302 weeks on the Billboard chart.
2010 : Powered by the single "TiK ToK," Kesha's debut album Animal hits #1.
 

Marriages and Breakups (2)
1979 : Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys divorces his wife Marilyn (one-time member of the Honeys and mother of Wendy and Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips).
2015 : Pop singer Mandy Moore and alt rocker Ryan Adams announce their split after nearly six years of marriage, with Moore filing the divorce proceedings.
 

Recordings (2)
1960 : The Paradons, "Diamonds And Pearls"
1962 : Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco
 

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