Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Damo Suzuki!

Damo Suzuki, Can

Musicians Born On January 16

1937 Bob Bogle (Ventures)
1942 William Francis (Dr. Hook)
1948 John Carpenter
1950 Damo Suzuki (Can)
1960 Sade (Adu) (Your Love Is King)
1962 Paul Webb (Talk Talk)
1964 Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1966 Maxine Jones (En Vogue)

Deaths On January 16

1972 David Seville (Chipmunks)
1973 Clara Ward (influence on Aretha Franklin)
1975 Paul Beaver (Beaver & Krause)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 16

1964 Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over UK 45
1987 Wet Wet Wet: Popped In, Souled Out UK LP
1988 George Harrison: Got My Mind Set On You US 45
1988 George Michael: Faith US LP
1999 Brandy : Have You Ever? : US single

Various Music Events On January 16

1957 The Cavern Club, originally a jazz club, opens in Matthew Street, Liverpool

1959 Buddy Holly's Heartbeat hits UK chart

1960 Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent appear together on Boy Meets Girl TV show.

1965 Temptations hit US chart with My Girl, their first No. 1.

1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Japan for drug possession.

1988 George Harrison becomes the act with the longest span of No. 1 US hits in rock era as Got My Mind Set On You tops Billboard chart 24 years after he hit the top with Beatle's I Want to Hold Your Hand. (George's record is subsequently broken by Beach Boys).

1988 Elton John lands his 22nd US Top 10 hit as Candle in the Wind moves to No. 7

1991 The Byrds and Wilson Pickett are among those being inducted in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

1992 Mick Jagger attends the Hollywood premiere of his film"Freejack".

1996 Jimmy Buffett and U2 singer Bono escape unhurt when Jamaican authorities open fire on Buffetts's seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane.

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