Monday, January 30, 2017

Today in Music History...January 30, 2017

Music History: January 30


Births

1911: Roy Eldridge
1921: Bernie Leighton
1936: Horst Jankowski
1928: Ruth Brown
1938: Norma Jean
1941: Joe Terranova (Danny and the Juniors)
1942: Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
1947: Steve Marriott (Humble Pie, Small Faces)
1949: William King (The Commodores)
1951: Phil Collins (Genesis)

Deaths

1980: Professor Longhair
1982: Lightnin' Hopkins

Events

1961: Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller announce that they are forming their own independent production company.
1969: The Beatles give their last public live performance on the roof of their own Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London. The band had come up with the idea of a rooftop performance a few days earlier, but the roof had to be shored up first in order to handle the weight of the group's equipment. Filmed for the movie that eventually became Let It Be, the set performed was as follows: "Get Back" (take 1), "Get Back" (take 2), "Don't Let Me Down," "I've Got A Feeling" (take 1), "One After 909," "Dig A Pony," "I've Got A Feeling" (take 2), "Don't Let Me Down" (take 2), "Get Back" (take 3). (The band also does a version of "God Save The Queen" that is not recorded.) The concert, which lasts 42 minutes, comes to an abrupt end when police, tipped off by the complaints of a nearby shop owner, shut the concert down.
1973: KISS play their first concert, at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York. They wear makeup onstage, but not the look they would become known for.
1974: Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer is arrested for swimming nude in a hotel pool in Salt Lake City, NV. The pool was clearly visible from the street.
1990: France's Culture Ministry honors Bob Dylan by naming him a commander in the Order of Arts and Letters.
1994: Natalie Cole sings the national anthem at Superbowl XXVIII in Atlanta, GA.
2002: Freddy Fender is released from a San Antonio, TX, hospital after successfully recovering from kidney transplant surgery.

Releases

1964: The Beatles, "Please Please Me"
1971: Janis Joplin, "Me And Bobby McGee"

Recording

1917: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, "The Darktown Strutters’ Ball"
1956: Billy Lee Riley, "Red Hot"
1956: Elvis Presley: "Blue Suede Shoes," "My Baby Left Me," "One-Sided Love Affair," "So Glad You're Mine"
1968: Bobby Goldsboro, "Honey"
1969 : The Beatles, "Get Back," "Don't Let Me Down," "I've Got A Feeling," "One After 909," "Dig A Pony"

Certifications

none

Charts

1954: Big Joe Turner's "TV Mama" enters the R&B charts
1961: The Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" hits #1

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