Jan. 9 – Today In Rock History

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!

No. 1

1961 Bert Kaempfert: Wonderland by Night :US 45
1965 Beatles : Beatles 65: US LP
1971 Grandad : UK 45

Births

1915 Les Paul (guitarist)
1941 Joan Baez
1944 Scott Walker (Walker Brothers)
1945 Jimmy Page
1948 Paul King
1950 David Johansen (New York Dolls)
1968 Dave Matthews
1978 A J McLean (Backstreet Boys)

1992 – Sting makes a guest appearance on the Fox animated TV comedy series “The Simpsons,” in the episode “Radio Bart.”

1989 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Kokomo’… — 1989 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Kokomo’ written and recorded by ‘The Beach Boys’ is number 1 in the US.

1987 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Walk like an Egyptian’… — 1987 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ recorded by ‘The Bangles’ is number 1 in the US

1985 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Like a Virgin’ recorded by Madonna is number 1 in the US and Australia.

1984 – John Lennon releases “Nobody Told Me”

1984 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Say, Say, Say’ written and recored by Paul McCartney and Micheal Jackson is number 1 in the US.

1984 – (Van Halen) is released this day in rock history! Release date: 1984-01-09

1982 – The Human League went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for three weeks with ‘Dare’.

1981 – In a London court, Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers of the Specials (“Ghost Town”) are fined for inciting a riot at one of their concerts in 1980.

1981 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘(Just like) starting over’ written and recorded by John Lennon is number 1 in the US.

1981 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Imagine’ written and recorded by John Lennon is number 1 in the UK.

1981 Phil Collins releases In The Air Tonight in UK

1981 In London, keyboard player Jerry Dammers and singer Terry Hall of the Specials are fined for inciting violence.

1980 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Another brick in the wall’ written and recorded by ‘Pink Floyd’ is number 1 in the UK.

1980 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Video killed the radio star’ recorded by ‘Buggles’ is number 1 in Australia.

1979 A benefit concert called A Gift of Song — the Music of UNICEF Concert is held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The bill includes Abba, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge,Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson,and Earth, Wind & Fire. The show raises about a half-million dollars.

1979 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘YMCA’ recorded by ‘The Village People’ is number 1 in the UK and Australia.

1977 Peter Frampton releases I’m In You, album follow up to Frampton Comes Alive, blockbuster in US

1976 – Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signs his first recording contract.

1976 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ written and recorded by ‘Queen’ is number 1 in the UK.

1975 – The Beatles dissolved the company partnership after many successful years. The matter was handled in a London High Court.

1975 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds’ recorded by ‘Elton John’ is number 1 in the US.

1975 Deep Purple awarded gold disc in US for Stormbringer, their first LP

1973 The Rolling Stones’ plans for a Far Eastern tour are disrupted when Mick Jagger is refused a Japanese visa on account of a 1969 drug bust. Jagger is quoted as saying, “I don’t take drugs. I don’t approve of drugs and I don’t approve of people taking drugs, unless they’re very careful.”

1973 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘You’re so vain’ written and recorded by Carly Simon is number 1 in the US.

1971 – The U.S. Jaycees present an award to Elvis Presley naming him one of 10 outstanding young men in America.

1971 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘My Sweet Lord’ written and recorded by George Harrison is number 1 in the US.

1969 – The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the ‘White Album’, The Rolling Stones were at No.2 with ‘Beggars Banquet’

1969 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Heard it thru the Grapevine’ recorded by Marvin Gaye is number 1 in the US.

1968 – In New Delhi, India, the General Secretary for the Movement for the Spiritual Regeneration announces that the Beatles are coming

1968 – No. 1 Chart topper ‘Hello Goodbye’ is Number 1 in the US and the UK. Written and recorded by ‘The Beatles’.

1968 John Mayall’s Blues Breakers begin US tour at New York’s Cafe A Go-Go

1967 – The Beatles record the flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for “Penny Lane.”

1967 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘I’m a believer’ recorded by ‘The Monkees’ is number 1 in the US.

1966 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Daytripper’ and ‘We can work it out’ recorded by ‘The Beatles’ hit number 1 in the UK and Aulstralia.

1965 – American promoter Sid Bernstein telephones Beatles manager Brian Epstein to propose the Fab Four play Shea Stadium.

1965 – John Lennon makes a guest appearance on the British satirical TV shot Not Only … But Also, opposite comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

1965 Zombies hit chart for second time with Tell Her No

1965 – “Beatles’ ‘65″ album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks.

1964 – I want to hold your hand is Number 1 in the UK and Aulstralia. Written and recorded by ‘The Beatles’. George Martin Producing.

1964 Ronettes hit chart with Baby I Love You

1963 – drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated.

1963 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Go Away Little Girl,” Steve Lawrence. The song debuts at No. 100 on the Hot 100.

1961 – Bert Kaempfert started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wonderland By Night’. Kaempfert produced The Beatles first recording session

1950 – David Johansen, the mouth of the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter’s alter ego, is born in Staten Island, N.Y.

1944 – Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is born in Heston, England.

1943 – Scott Walker, owner of one of rock’s great baritones and an idiosyncratic songwriter whose series of Scott albums are essential listening

1941 – Joan Baez is born in Staten Island, N.Y. She has three top 10 albums and six gold albums (500,000 copies sold).

Have a groovy day 🙂

Peace and Love,
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