Friday, January 26, 2018

Today in Music History...January 26, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: January 26th:


2015 Chris Brown postpones his Between the Sheets tour on judge's orders to stay put in California due to a probation violation earlier in the month. The rapper tells Twitter followers that he must complete his last 100 hours of community service before he can embark on the 26-city tour of the US with Kendrick Lamar.

2015 Nick Jonas lands a recurring role on Scream Queens, an upcoming horror anthology series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. The cast also includes Ariana Grande as a recurring guest star.

2014 Justin Timberlake receives seven nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and wins three: Best R&B Song for "Pusher Love Girl," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail," and Best Music Video for "Suit & Tie" (the latter two with Jay Z).

2013 Funk guitarist Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (of The Ohio Players) dies at age 69.

2011 Gladys Horton (lead singer of The Marvelettes) dies at age 66 after a series of strokes.

2011 Wilco announce the launch of their own label, dBpm Records. The band state the label will put out all future Wilco releases "and more."

2008 Weezer's Rivers Cuomo takes part in the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra charity soccer match benefiting the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the Mia Hamm Foundation in Carson, California.

2006 Garth Brooks' Double Live album, released in 1998, becomes the first live album certified Double Diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 20 million in America.

1998 In a big surprise upset at the American Music Awards, rapper Puff Daddy loses in all five categories in which he is nominated for an award.

1997 ZZ Top, James Brown and The Blues Brothers perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show in New Orleans.

1986 Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins is left paralyzed from a car accident that kills his female companion. He can't play with the re-formed band the next year, but chooses his replacement: Randall Hall.

1977 Original Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Peter Green is committed to a mental hospital after threatening an accountant with an air rifle. The accountant was trying to deliver a royalty check, which Green insisted he didn't want.

1977 Opening for Bob Seger at a show in Tampa, Florida, Patti Smith falls off the stage, tumbling into the orchestra pit 15 feet below. She suffers a head injury and breaks her back, leaving her in traction.

1977 Ginger Alden, who was Elvis Presley's fiancée at the time of his death, claims that Elvis proposed to her on this day.

1975 The BBC airs the David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor. At the time of filming, Bowie was addicted to cocaine and the footage shows Bowie's fragile mental state.

1974 Ringo Starr's "You're Sixteen" hits #1.

1974 The Doobie Brothers begin their first European tour in London.

1972 Elvis Presley begins wearing one-piece jumpsuits during his gigs at the International Hotel, Las Vegas.

1970 Gospel musician Kirk Franklin is born in Fort Worth, Texas.

1970 The Ourimbah rock festival, Australia's first, opens to an audience of 11,000. The festival results in 26 arrests.

1970 Elvis Presley introduces "An American Trilogy" into his performances at the Las Vegas Hilton.

1966 Eric Burdon of The Animals handles lead vocals at Manfred Mann's London concert, filling in for Paul Jones, who is recovering from a car accident.

1964 The Four Seasons' "Walk Like A Man" enters the pop charts.

1963 The Rooftop Singers' "Walk Right In" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1963 DJ Jazzie B (of Soul II Soul) is born Trevor Beresford Romeo in Hornsey, London, England.

1963 Andrew Ridgeley (of Wham!) is born in Windlesham, Surrey, England. He meets George Michael in high school.

1960 Charlie Gillingham (keyboardist for Counting Crows) is born in Torrance, California.

1958 Norman Hassan (percussionist, trombonist for UB40) is born in Birmingham, England.

1958 R&B singer-songwriter Anita Baker is born in Toledo, Ohio, but is raised by foster parents in Detroit, Michigan.

1957 Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (of Van Halen) is born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. His family eventually settles in Pasadena, California.

1953 Lucinda Williams is born in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

1951 David Briggs, who replaces Ric Formosa as lead guitarist for Little River Band, is born in Melbourne, Australia.

1951 Big Star bass player Andy Hummel is born to former Miss America (1947) Barbara Walker Hummel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He is raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

1949 Derek Holt (guitarist for Climax Blues Band) is born in Stafford, England.

1948 Laurence "Corky" Laing (drummer for Mountain) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1947 Actress/singer Grace Moore dies in a plane crash in Copenhagen at age 48. Her life inspires the 1953 movie So This Is Love, starring Kathryn Grayson.

1945 Ashley Hutchings (bass guitarist for Fairport Convention) is born in Southgate, England.

1943 Jean Knight is born Jean Caliste in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1934 R&B pianist Huey "Piano" Smith is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1934 Formerly home to burlesque shows, The Apollo Theater in Harlem becomes a music venue, christening their new format with a jazz variety show featuring mostly black performers, including the Benny Carter Orchestra and Mabel Scott.

1932 Country singer Claude Gray, dubbed The Tall Texan, is born in Henderson, Texas. Known for the 1960 hit "Family Bible."

1923 Broadway and film star Anne Jeffreys is born Anne Carmichael in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

1922 Pianist/vocalist Page Cavanaugh is born in Cherokee, Kansas. He notches a number of hits in the 1940s, including "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," as part of The Page Cavanaugh Trio with guitarist Al Viola and bassist Lloyd Pratt.

1913 Composer Jimmy Van Heusen, who teams with lyricist Sammy Cahn to write a number of hits, including "Come Fly With Me" for Frank Sinatra, is born Edward Chester Babcock in Syracuse, New York.

1908 Violinist Stephane Grappelli, who forms the jazz group Quintette du Hot Club de France along with guitarist Django Reinhardt, is born in Paris, France.

1790 The Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte opens at the Burgtheater in Vienna. 

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1998 Edwin McCain releases "I'll Be."

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1970 John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" all in one day, calling in Phil Spector to produce the song.

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