Jan 17 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Mick Taylor!

No. 1

1976 Barry Manilow I Write the Songs US LP
1976 Earth, Wind and Fire: Gratitude US LP
1987 Kate Bush; The Whole Story UK LP
1998 Savage Garden : Truly, Madly, Deeply : US single
1999 911 : A Little Bit More : UK single


1943 Chris Montez (Let’s Dance)
1944 Francoise Hardy (French singer)
1945 William Hart (Delfonics)
1948 Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones)
1955 Steve Earle
1956 Paul Young (Wherever I Lay My Hat)
1957 John Crawford (Berlin)
1957 Susanna Hoffs (Bangles)


1970 Billy Stewart (Summertime)
1982 Tommy Tucker (writer of High-Heel Sneakers)


1944 First jazz concert held at the New York, Metropolitan Opera House.

1954 Philips record label holds a first anniversary celebration at the Shaftesbury Hotel in London.

1957 Bill Haley’s film Don’t Knock the Rock, premiers in the UK at the Astoria, Charing Cross Road.

1958 Sam Cooke debuts on UK chart with You Send Me

1963 Del Shannon’s Little Town Flirt debuts on UK chart.

1970 The Yoko and John Lennon Bag One Exhibition opens at the London Art Gallery.

1981 Dire Straits hit UK chart with Romeo and Juliet.

1981 Ultravox’s Vienna hits UK chart.

1981 Stevie Winwood debuts solo on UK chart with While You See a Chance.

1981 Phil Collins’s In the Air tonight debuts on UK chart

1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. The inductees include The Who, Hank Ballard, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, Simon and Garfunkel, the Platters and The Kinks.

1993 Aretha Franklin and Michael Bolton perform in front of hundreds of thousands of people in Washington, at a free outdoor concert that was part of the presidential inauguration ceremonies.

1996 The Jefferson Airplane, Gladys Knight and the Pips, David Bowie, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles, Tom Donahue, Little Willie John, Pink Floydand the Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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