Jan. 10 – Today In Rock History

Happy Birthday Rod!!

No. 1

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire UK 45
1976 C.W. McCall: Convoy US 45
1981 John Lennon: Imagine UK 45
1999 Fatboy Slim : Praise You : UK single

Births

1912 Buddy Johnson (R&B pianist/songwriter)
1917 Jerry Wexler (Atlantic records producer)
1927 Johnny Ray (Cry)
1935 Ronnie Hawkins (Forty Days)
1942 Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle).
1945 Rod Stewart (Maggie May)
1945 Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash)
1946 Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall/Jefferson Starship)
1948 Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers)
1948 Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
1953 Pat Benatar (Love is a Battlefield)
1955 Michael Schenker (guitarist)
1958 Shawn Colvin
1964 Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies)
1965 Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond)
1973 Aerle Taree (Arrested Development)
1979 Chris Smith (Kriss Kross)

Deaths

1976 Howlin’ Wolf (blues musician)

1987 With Walk Like an Egyptian at No. 1 in the US for the fourth week, Bangles equal the longest run at the top by a girl group (previous record held by Chiffons, Supremes and Emotions).

1985 – Ted Nugent appears on TV’s “Miami Vice.”

1981 John Lennon’s Double Fantasy LP goes platinum.

1978 – The litigation between Beatles, Apple, Allen Klein and ABKCO is declared settled in court.

1978 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf dies in a hospital near Chicago following brain surgery. His biggest hit is the 1951 song “How Many More Years,” which featured Ike Turner.

1971 – The reclusive Bob Dylan appears on the banjo picker Earl Scruggs’ Fanfare Show. The duo performs “East Virginia Blues” and “Nashville Skyline Rag.”

1971 – The trial over Paul McCartney’s move to dissolve the Beatles partnership begins today in London’s High Court. Ringo testifies, “Paul behaved like a spoilt child.”

1965 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore begin new TV series, Not Only But Also. Guest on his first show – John Lennon!

1969 – George Harrison announces that he is leaving the Beatles. He later returns.

1964 Georgie Fame makes early TV appearance on Ready, Steady, Go TV show performing
his first single, Do the Dog.

1963 Cliff Richard’s film Summer Holiday premieres in London

1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fires” goes to No. 1. — 1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fires” goes to No. 1.

1956 – Elvis Presley starts his first recording session for RCA. The result includes
“Heartbreak Hotel.”

1952 – Pat Benatar (Pat Andrzejewski) is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her first six albums all go platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.

1948 – Percussionist Cyril Neville of the Meters is born in New Orleans.

1948 – Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is born in Passaic, N.J.

1946 – Drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who has played with Journey and Jefferson Starship, is born in Liverpool.

1945 – Roderick (Rod) Stewart is born in London. His biggest hit, “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” is No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for eight weeks.

1943 – Songwriter Jim Croce (“Time in a Bottle”) is born in Philadelphia.

1939 – Actor Sal Mineo is born in New York. As well as starring in The Gene Krupa Story and Rock Pretty Baby.

1939 – Scott McKenzie (Philip Blondheim) is born in Jacksonville, Fla. His biggest hit is the 1967 song “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),”

1935 – Rockabilly performer Ronnie Hawkins, former employer of the Band, is born in
Huntsville, Ark.

Have a groovy day 🙂

Peace and Love,
Retro Rebirth

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