Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Robin Zander!

Robin Zander, Cheap Trick

Musicians Born On January 23

1944 Jerry Lawson (Persuasions)
1948 Anita Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
1950 Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
1950 Bill Cunningham (Box Tops)
1953 Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
1959 Earl Falconer (UB40)

Deaths On January 23

1972 Big Maybelle (blues singer)
1973 Edward 'Kid' Ory (jazz legend)
1978 Terry Kath (Chicago)
1997 Richard Berry (Louie Louie)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 23

1959 Jane Morgan: The Day the Rains Came UK 45
1965 Petula Clark: Downtown US45
1971 Dawn: Knock Three Times US 45
1988 John Hates Jazz: Turn Back the Clock UK LP
1988 Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel US 45
1993 Genesis : Live- The Way We Walk Volume 2- The Longs : UK LP

Various Music Events On January 23

1959 Everly Brothers hit UK chart with Problems

1964 Manfred Mann debut on UK chart with 5-4-3-2-1, the theme tune to TV show Ready Steady Go.

1971 Free's Highway hits UK LP chart.

1971 Creedence Clearwater Revival's Pendulum hits UK LP chart

1971 Wishbone Ash takes band on to UK LP chart for first time

1971 Elton John debuts on UK chart with Your Song.

1979 Toto awarded platinum disc for debut LP.

1988 Tiffany becomes first teenager to top USA LP chart since thirteen-year old Stevie Wonder hit No. 1 in 1963.

1988 Randy Travis's Always and Forever becomes the longest running No. 1 LP in history of USA country chart, with 29 weeks at the top.

1988 Kylie Minogue debuts on UK chart with I Should Be So Lucky.

1996 After several town residents had complained that the band advocated Satan worship,White Zombie were refused permission to stage a show in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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