Sunday, January 14, 2018

Today in Music History...January 14, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: January 14th:


2014 Bruce Springsteen appears on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he performs a reworked version of "Born To Run" titled "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam." In the song, Springsteen mocks a scandal where New Jersey governor Chris Christie's staff shut down parts of a road to retaliate against a mayor who didn't endorse him. "You're killing the working man who's stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam," Springsteen sings.

2008 Daughtry creates an uproar when he bad-mouths American Idol, saying the show is on the "decline." Randy Jackson refutes Daughtry's comment, but the show later suffers yet another season of declining ratings.

2000 We find the father of Melissa Etheridge's two children when Rolling Stone reports that David Crosby is the surrogate father.

2000 Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication.

1999 Model Jerry Hall files for divorce from her husband, The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger.

1997 The Beach Boys guest star on the "Karate Kid Returns" episode of the ABC sitcom Home Improvement.

1992 Jerry Nolan of The Heartbreakers and New York Dolls dies from a stroke at age 45 while being treated for meningitis and pneumonia.

1992 R. Kelly and Public Announcement release Born into the 90's.

1992 Tommy Page sings at Stephanie Tanner's birthday party on the Full House episode "Crushed."

1989 The soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing reaches sales of ten million copies, which is now known as Diamond certification. The movie was set in 1963, and the soundtrack contained songs from that era along with new ones like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which were written for the film.

1980 Rush release Permanent Waves, their seventh studio album. "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill" help make it their first to reach the Top 5 on the US Albums chart, where it peaks at #4. The album represents a new direction for the band, with songs becoming denser and more radio friendly, setting the stage for the upcoming Moving Pictures.

1978 At the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, The Sex Pistols lead singer, Johnny Rotten, ends the show by telling the crowd, "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Goodbye." It is their final concert until their 1996 reunion.

1978 Player's "Baby Come Back" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1978 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album hits #1 for a record 31st week on the US chart.

1977 David Bowie releases Low, the first of three albums produced with the help of Brian Eno in which Bowie explores electronic music. Much of the album is instrumental.

1975 Joe Walsh's album So What is certified Gold.

1973 The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh is arrested for possession of drugs in California.

1970 John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs are exhibited publicly in London (and removed by Scotland Yard two days later).

1969 Dave Grohl (of Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is born in Warren, Ohio.

1969 Deep Purple record "Hey Bop A Re Bop" at the BBC; this alternative version of "The Painter" is not released until 2000 on the Remastered The Book Of Taliesyn.

1968 LL Cool J is born James Todd Smith in Bay, New York. His stage name stands for Ladies Love Cool James.

1960 United States Army Corporal Elvis Presley (53310761) receives a promotion to Sergeant.

1959 Geoff Tate (lead singer for Queensryche) is born in Stuttgart, West Germany.

1959 Chas Smash (of Madness) is born Cathal Joseph Smyth in London, England.

1957 Elvis Presley records "Wearin' That Loved On Look," "You'll Think of Me," and "I'm Movin' On."

1950 The Andrews Sisters' "I Can Dream, Can't I?" hits #1.

1948 T-Bone Burnett is born Joseph Henry Burnett III in St. Louis, Missouri. A guitarist, songwriter and producer, he wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind " from the 2009 movie Crazy Heart.

1948 Tim Harris (original drummer for The Foundations) is born in England.

1938 Country singer Billie Jo Spears is born in Beaumont, Texas. Her first hit is "Mr. Walker It's All Over" in 1969.

1938 Allen Toussaint is born in New Orleans, where he makes a mark as a piano player, producer and songwriter. He plays on "Lady Marmalade" and writes "Southern Nights."

1938 Jack Jones is born in Hollywood, California, to actor Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey.

1936 Harriet Hilliard records "Get Thee Behind Me Satan."

1936 Soul singer Clarence Carter is born in Montgomery, Alabama.

1931 Caterina Valente is born to Italian parents in Paris, France.

1929 Country singer Billy Walker is born in Ralls, Texas. Known for the 1962 hit "Charlie's Shoes."

1917 Jazz trumpeter Billy Butterfield is born in Middletown, Ohio. In 1940, he plays a legendary solo on Artie Shaw's hit rendition of "Stardust."

1908 Russ Columbo is born Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo in Camden, New Jersey.

1676 Italian composer Francesco Cavalli dies at age 73.

Tribes Gather For A "Human Be-In"

Upwards of 25,000 people turn up at Golden Gate Park for "A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In" - a prelude to the Summer of Love.

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1984 Madonna makes her first appearance on American Bandstand. When asked by Dick Clark about her ambitions (blonde or otherwise), the singer replies: "To rule the world."

1973 Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert is broadcast live on the Intelsat IV satellite to an estimated one billion people in forty countries around the world - but not the United States or England. The concert is released as a double album later in the year.

1970 At the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Diana Ross performs her last show with The Supremes and introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.

1966 David Jones issues his first recording under the name "David Bowie." Jones changed his last name to Bowie in order to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones. The single is called "Can't Help Thinking About Me" and is credited to David Bowie and the Lower Third.

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