Friday, January 19, 2018

Today in Music History...January 19, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: January 19th:


2017 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith and Sam Moore are among the performers at President Donald Trump's inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

2013 Steve Knight (keyboardist for Mountain) dies of complications from Parkinson's disease in New York, at age 77.

2009 The 12th annual Maple Blues Awards, the event honoring excellence among Canadian blues artists, is held by The Toronto Blues Society in Toronto, Canada. Jeff Healey sweeps three Maple Blues Awards including the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" honor.

2008 John Stewart (of The Kingston Trio) dies of a massive stroke, or possible brain aneurysm, at age 68. Wrote the Monkees hit "Daydream Believer."

2008 Charlie Daniels is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

2008 John Mayer makes a special visit backstage to meet Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour in Las Vegas.

2007 Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & The Papas) of kidney failure at age 66 after surgery for a stomach aneurysm.

2006 Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at age 64.

1993 The US Supreme Court rules that Tom Waits can keep all of the $2.5 million awarded him by a lower court. Waits had sued Frito-Lay for using a soundalike of him in a 1988 snack commercial.

1982 Bad Religion release their first full-length studio album, How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

1977 Charlie Daniels and The Marshall Tucker Band perform at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration ceremonies.

1974 Two Miami shows featuring Bob Dylan and The Band prove so popular that they cause a nine-mile-long traffic jam. Many ticket holders only get to see half of the show(s).

1974 Al Wilson's "Show And Tell" hits #1.

1973 The Bobby Darin Show, starring the singer, debuts on NBC. It is canceled in April.

1971 John Wozniak (lead singer of Marcy Playground) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1971 Alan Passaro, a member of the Hells Angels biker gang who stabbed 18-year-old Meredith Hunter to death during a concert by The Rolling Stones at their Altamont Speedway concert in Livermore, California on December 6, 1969, is acquitted of murder after 17 days of testimony in which the jury sees footage of the documentary Gimme Shelter that shows the stabbing. The Hells Angels were hired as security at the concert, and when Hunter brandished a gun, Passaro killed him. The Stones kept playing, unaware that a fan had been killed.

1970 The Easy Rider soundtrack, featuring "Born To Be Wild," "If 6 Was 9" and "Ballad of Easy Rider," is certified gold.

1969 R&B singer Trey Lorenz is born Lloyd Lorenz Smith in Florence, South Carolina. He starts his music career as a backing singer for Mariah Carey and gains notoriety when they team up on the duet "I'll Be There."

1967 Lesley Gore shows up on the Batman TV series, playing Catwoman's sidekick, Pussycat. She sings her new single "California Nights" on the show.

1967 The Beatles record "A Day In The Life."

1966 The documentary A Boy Called Donovan airs on British TV. The film follows the singer Donovan as he goes to parties and makes music. In one scene, one of his associates is seen smoking marijuana, which is kind of shocking. This makes Donovan a target for the London drug squad, who make him their first high-profile bust when they arrest him in June for possession of marijuana. Members of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are later victims.

1966 Simon & Garfunkel release "Homeward Bound."

1963 Caron Wheeler (lead singer of Soul II Soul) is born in Acton, London, England.

1959 Arbitron ratings reveal that ABC's American Bandstand is now the nation's most popular daytime show.

1959 The Platters' "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is on top of the Billboard Pop Chart.

1957 Mickey Virtue (keyboardist for UB40) is born in Birmingham, England.

1957 Pat Boone performs at the inaugural ball for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1957 Johnny Cash appears for the first time on national TV when he appears on The Jackie Gleason Show.

1957 Elvis Presley records "It Is No Secret," "Blueberry Hill," "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," and "Is It So Strange."

1957 Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" hits #2 on the Hot 100, the highest he ever gets on the tally.

1953 Desi Arnaz Jr. is born to Hollywood powercouple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, stars of the wildly popular sitcom I Love Lucy. The birth is a pop culture milestone as the couple's fictional counterparts, Lucy and Ricky, welcome "Little Ricky" at the same time (a smart, but controversial, decision to write Ball's pregnancy into the show). Shortly after, Desi Jr. appears on the very first cover of TV Guide. He goes on to form a band with Dean Martin's son Dean Paul and schoolmate Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy).

1953 Marty Robbins makes his stage debut at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

1952 Dewey Bunnell (of America) is born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

1951 Martha Davis (lead singer of The Motels) is born in California.

1949 Robert Palmer is born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He lands his breakthrough singing on the Alan Brown Set's 1969 single "Gypsy Girl."

1948 Harvey Hinsley (guitarist for Hot Chocolate) is born in Northampton, England.

1947 Original Deep Purple lead singer Rod Evans is born in Buckinghamshire, England.

1946 Dolly Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children.

1944 Shelley Fabares is born in Santa Monica, California. She becomes famous as daughter Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show, on which she performs the hit song "Johnny Angel."

1944 Laurie London, known for the 1958 hit single "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," is born in Bethnal Green, East London, England.

1942 Michael Crawford is born Michael Patrick Smith in Salisbury, England. He originates the title role in the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera.

1939 Phil Everly (of The Everly Brothers) is born in Chicago, Illinois, the younger brother of future bandmate Don.

1908 Comedian and cornet player Ish Kabibble is born Merwyn Bogue in North East, Pennsylvania. He borrows his stage name from the novelty song "Isch ga-bibble," a play on a Yiddish expression meaning "I should worry?"

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2012 The documentary Searching for Sugar Man premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film traces the seemingly unbelievable-but-true musical career of Sixto Rodríguez.

1998 Carl Perkins dies at age 65 after suffering three strokes over the last two months.

1994 The Ninth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Rod Stewart. Axl Rose performs "Come Together" at the ceremony with Bruce Springsteen - it is Axl's last public appearance until 1998.

1971 The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson's murder trial as evidence. Manson claimed the song was about an impending race war, and led to murderous acts.

1961 The night before John F. Kennedy's inauguration, Frank Sinatra throws a star-studded gala to eradicate the Democratic Party's $2 million campaign debt. With the help of Peter Lawford, fellow Rat Packer and husband of JFK's sister Patricia, Sinatra enlists elite entertainers for the evening, including Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, and actors Laurence Olivier, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, and Bette Davis.More

1943 Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas.

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