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Music History: January 22th:


2013 Bad Religion release their sixteenth full-length studio album, True North.

2012 Seal and Heidi Klum, who got married in 2005 and had four kids together, announce they are separating.

2008 Amy Winehouse is taken to a London clinic by her father after video surfaces depicting her allegedly getting wack on the crack.

2004 Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced to close after failed negotiations with its landlord, New York University.

2001 Chubby Checker guest stars on Fox's Ally McBeal in the episode "Mr. Bo."

1997 Pop singer Ron Holden, known for the 1959 hit "Love You So," dies of a heart attack at age 57 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

1997 Scottish singer Billy MacKenzie (of The Associates) commits suicide at age 39 by overdosing on prescription drugs.

1994 Rhett Forrester (former lead singer of Riot) is shot and killed during an attempted carjacking in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 37.

1991 Sting releases his third full-length studio album, The Soul Cages.

1989 Gene Simmons of Kiss and his girlfriend, the Playboy model Shannon Tweed, welcome their first child, a boy named Nicholas.

1985 In his annual list of the Worst-Dressed Women, designer/fashion critic Mr. Blackwell names Cher the Worst of 1984, writing that she "has little or less respect for being a woman." Cyndi Lauper comes in at #4 ("looks like the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake"), and rounding out the list in a tie for #10 are Dee Snider of Twisted Sister ("a car crash in a whorehouse) and Prince ("a toothpick wrapped in a purple doily").

1985 Singer/songwriter Orianthi Panagaris is born in Adelaide, Australia. She was slated to be Michael Jackson's lead guitarist for his This Is It concert series.

1984 What goes better with football than Barry Manilow? The "Mandy" singer performs the national anthem at Superbowl XVIII in Tampa, Florida. Disney handles the halftime show.

1982 Alabama releases "Mountain Music."

1981 Pop singer/actress Willa Ford is born Amanda Lee Williford in Ruskin, Florida. She performs as Mandah but to avoid confusion with Mandy Moore, she settles on a variation of her surname.

1977 Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" hits #1 in America.

1977 Wings' album Wings Over America hits #1 in the US.

1977 Singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon celebrate the birth of their second child, son Ben Taylor. Ben later becomes a singer-songwriter, and sometimes has both his mother and father tour with him, and on occasions, his older sister, Sally.

1974 Carly Simon's album Hotcakes is certified Gold.

1972 Don McLean's album American Pie hits #1 in the US.

1971 The Joe Cocker film Mad Dogs and Englishmen, featuring performances by Cocker, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, and others, premieres in London.

1969 The Beatles record "Dig A Pony," "I've Got A Feeling," and "Don't Let Me Down."

1969 Elvis Presley records "I'm Movin' On," "Long Black Limousine," "Don't Cry Daddy," "Poor Man's Gold," and "From a Jack to a King."

1968 Apple Corps (home of the boutique and the label) opens its offices at 5 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London.

1967 Breaking with a British television tradition, The Rolling Stones refuse to appear on the revolving stage during the finale of ITV's Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

1966 After a rare snowstorm in Memphis, Elvis Presley and his cohorts build a snowman outside of his Graceland mansion.

1965 D.J. Jazzy Jeff (of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince) is born Jeffrey Allen Townes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he meets Will Smith.

1965 Steve Adler (former drummer for Guns N' Roses) is born Michael Coletti in Cleveland, Ohio.

1963 The Drifters record "On Broadway."

1963 Gerry & the Pacemakers record "How Do You Do It."

1963 Elvis Presley records "Bossa Nova Baby," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," "Mexico," "The Bullfighter Was a Lady," "Marguerita," and "Vino, Dinero y Amor."

1962 Gene Chandler makes his television debut with a performance on American Bandstand.

1960 Sam Cooke leaves the tiny Keen label to sign with RCA Records.

1960 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is born in Lain Cove, a suburb of Sydney.

1959 Buddy Holly makes his last recordings alone with an acoustic guitar in his Greenwich Village apartment. Songs include "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," "That's What They Say," "What to Do," "Learning the Game" and "That Makes it Tough." The rough versions are overdubbed and released after his death.

1952 Teddy Gentry (bassist for Alabama) is born in Fort Payne, Alabama.

1949 Nigel Pegrum (drummer for The Small Faces, Uriah Heep) is born in North Wales.

1949 Journey frontman Steve Perry is born in Hanford, California.

1940 Addie "Micki" Harris (of The Shirelles) is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

1931 Sam Cooke is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He grows up in Chicago, where at six years old he forms the group the Singing Children with his siblings.

1931 Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra record "Sugar Blues."

1924 Jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1917 Jazz reed player Albert "Pud" Brown is born in Wilmington, Delaware, but grows up in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1889 The Columbia Phonograph Company is formed in Washington, DC. The record label eventually morphs into the Columbia Broadcast System, better known today as CBS.

John And Yoko Appear On Rolling Stone Cover In Photo Taken Day Of John's Death

1981The John Lennon tribute issue of Rolling Stone is published with the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of a naked Lennon embracing a fully-clothed Yoko Ono. Lennon's full interview is not published by the magazine until 2010.
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2002 Bad Religion release their twelfth full-length studio album, The Process of Belief. This is their first recording with Brett Gurewitz on guitar since 1994's Stranger Than Fiction and their debut with current drummer Brooks Wackerman. It's also their first studio album released on Epitaph Records since 1993's Recipe for Hate.

2000 Robbie Williams reaches #53 on the Hot 100 with "Angels," the highest the British superstar will ever place on the American chart.

1972 In an interview with Melody Maker, David Bowie says, "I'm gay and I always have been."

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