Music History: January 26
1908 : Stephane Grappelli
1913 : Anne Jeffreys
1913 : Jimmy Van Heusen
1922 : Page Cavanaugh
1932 : Claude Gray ("The Tall Texan")
1934 : Huey "Piano" Smith
1943 : Jean Knight
1945 : Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention)
1948 : Corky Laing (Mountain )
1949 : Derek Holt (The Climax Blues Band)
1951 : David Briggs (The Little River Band)
1951 : Andy Hummell (Big Star)
1953 : Lucinda Williams
1957 : Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
1958 : Norman Hassan (UB40)
1958 : Anita Baker
1963 : DJ Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) is born Trevor Beresford Romeo in Hornsey, London, England.
1963 : Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!)
1970 : Kirk Franklin
1947 : Grace Moore
2011 : Gladys Horton (The Marvelettes)
2013 : Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (The Ohio Players)
1963 : The Rooftop Singers' Walk Right In hits #1
1964 : The Four Seasons' Walk Like A Man enters the pop charts
1974 : Ringo Starr's "You're Sixteen" hits #1
1790 : The Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte opens at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
1934 : Formerly home to burlesque shows, The Apollo Theater in Harlem becomes a music venue, christening their new format with a jazz variety show featuring mostly black performers, including the Benny Carter Orchestra and Mabel Scott.
1977 : Original Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Peter Green is committed to a mental hospital after threatening an accountant with an air rifle. The accountant was trying to deliver a royalty check, which Green insisted he didn't want.
1977 : Patti Smith falls off the stage during a performance, sustaining a head injury that requires 22 stitches.
1986 : Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins is left paralyzed from a car accident that kills his female companion. He can't play with the re-formed band the next year, but chooses his replacement: Randall Hall.
Miscellaneous (1) 2011 : Wilco announce the launch of their own label, dBpm Records. The band state the label will put out all future Wilco releases "and more."