Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve Perry!

Steve Perry, Journey

Musicians Born On January 22

1935 Sam Cooke (You Send Me)
1940 Addie 'Mickie' Harris (Shirelles)
1953 Steve Perry (Journey)
1960 Michael Hutchence (INXS)
1965 Andrew Roachford (Roachford)
1965 Steve Adler (Guns N'Roses)
Jazzy Jeff (DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 22

1972 Don MacLean: American Pie US LP
1977 Stevie Wonder: I Wish US 45
1977 Wings: Wings Over America US LP
1977 Slim Whitman: Red River Valley UK LP
1994 Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting: All For Love: US single
1994 D-Ream: Things Can Only Get Better: UK single
1994 Diana Ross : One Woman - The Ultimate Collection : UK LP
1996 Babylon Zoo : Spaceman : UK single

Various Music Events On January 22

1889 Columbia Phonograph Company, later to become CBS formed in Washington.

1959 UK singer Terry Dene conscripted. He is soon to suffer much-publicised nervous breakdown.

1960 Eddie Cochran's Hallelujah I Love Her So hits UK chart

1960 Sam Cooke signs with RCA Victor.

1963 George Martin produces Gerry and the Pacemakers version of How Do You Do It.

1965 Hollies release Yes I Will in the UK.

1966 Nancy Sinatra releases These Boots Are Made for Walking in US.

1967 Rolling Stones refuse to go on to revolving stage which characterised the finale of UK TV show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

1971 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour film, starring Leon Redbone and Joe Cocker, premiers in London.

1983 Jam have nine singles in UK Top 75.

1990 Viewers swamped the ABC-TV switchboard with irate calls after Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash swore numerous times on live television while accepting an American Music Award. The network later apologized.

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