Music History: January 29
1862 : Frederick Delius
1923 : Ivo Robic
1942 : Claudine Longet is born at Paris. The French singer is the subject of the Rolling Stones song "Claudine."
1947 : David Byron (Uriah Heep)
1952 : Tommy Ramone (drummer for Ramones) is born Tamas Erdelyi in Budapest, Hungary, but would be raised in Queens, New York.
1953 : Louis Perez (Los Lobos)
1961 : Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
1964 : Marcus Verre (Living In A Box)
1981 : Jonny Lang
1981 : Cozy Cole
1994 : Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is injured and her son is killed in a California auto accident.
1995 : Ken Jensen (D.O.A.)
2013 : Kenneth Hodges (Spanky & Our Gang)
2014 : Johnny Allen
2015 : Rod McKuen, songwriter, poet, and composer, dies during a bout of pneumonia at age 81. Frank Sinatra's 1969 A Man Alone album was a compilation of McKuen's songs, including "Love's Been Good To Me."
1964 : The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart - their first #1 in America.
1977 : Rose Royce's "Car Wash" hits #1.
1964 : The Beatles record "Sie Liebt Dich" (the German version of "She Loves You")
1969 : Peggy Lee records "Is That All There Is"
1974 : Grand Funk records "The Loco-Motion" after Mark Farner comes in singing the song.
2002 : Mary J. Blige re-releases No More Drama.
1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign with Warner Brothers Records.
1989 : Billy Joel sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIII in Miami.
1997 : The Paul Simon musical The Cape Man, opens on Broadway (it lasts only 68 performances).