Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chick Churchill!

Chick Churchill, Ten Years After

Musicians Born On January 2

1936 Roger Miller (King Of The Road)
1942 Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)

Deaths On January 2

1974 Tex Ritter (singing cowboy)
1980 Larry Williams (Bony Maronie)
1986 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 2

1965 Elvis Presley: Roustabout US LP
1971 George Harrison: All Things Must Pass US LP

Various Music Events On January 2

1965 The first Dutch Top 40 is launched. Most poopular single, Zorba's Dance by Trio Hellenique, spends 37 consecutive weeks on chart.

1974 Chicago go gold in the US with Just You And Me.

1975 U.S. District Court rules that John Lennon should have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.He wants to know whether the government's case against him is from his 1968 British drug conviction or from his anti-establishment comments during the period of Richard Nixon's presidency.

1978 Ozzy Osbourne rejoins Black Sabbath.

1979 Trial begins of Sid Vicious for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

1988 Belinda Carlisle's Heaven on Earth hits UK LP chart.

1991 George Harrison Becomes the first ex-Beatle to top US charts when All Things Must Pass hits No. 1.

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