Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday David Ruffin!! Your Spirit Lives On...

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Musicians Born On January 18

1941 Bobby Goldsboro (Money)
1941 David Ruffin (Temptations)
1943 Dave Greenslade (UK keyboardist)
1944 'Legs' Larry Smith (Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band)
1957 Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 18

1960 Johnny Preston: Running Bear US 45
1975 Barry Manilow: Mandy US 45
1975 Status Quo: Down Down UK 45
1986 Dionne and Friends: That's What Friends Are For US 45

Various Music Events On January 18

1962 Everly Brothers' Crying in the Rain hits UK chart

1973 Pink Floyd complete sessions for Dark Side of the Moon at EMI studios, Abbey Road

1973 Rolling Stones hold benefit for Nicaraguan earthquake victims at Los Angeles Forum.

1974 Bad Company is formed, featuring Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, and Boz Burrell from King Crimson.

1975 Minnie Ripperton releases Love' You in US.

1981 Wendy O'Williams, lead singer of Plasmatics, arrested during performance in Milwaukee for 'simulating masturbation with a sledgehammer in front of an audience'.

1986 Aretha Franklin's Who's Zoomin Who hits UK LP chart

1986 Talk Talk's Life's What You Make It hits UK chart

1989 Ink Spots, Soul Stirrers, Bessie Smith, Phil Spector, Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Dion, Otis Redding and Temptations join the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1991 At an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City, three people are crushed to death when the audience rushes the stage.

1991 Joe Cocker, Prince and Guns N' Roses are among the performers as the10 day "Rock In Rio Two" festival opens in Brazil.

1995 Jerry Garcia escapes without a scratch as he crashes his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California.

1996 Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson

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