Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Eddie Van Halen!

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Musicians Born On January 26

1934 Huey 'Piano' Smith (Don't You Just Know It)
1948 Corky Laing (Mountain)
1951 Andy Hummell (Big Star)
1951 David Briggs (Little River Band)
1957 Edward Van Halen (Van Halen)
1958 Norman Hassan (UB40)
1963 Andrew Ridgeley (Wham)
1963 Jazzie B. (Soul II Soul)
1966 Pim Jones (Hipsway)
1972 Ya Kid K (Technotronic)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 26

1961 Elvis Presley: Are You Lonesome Tonight UK 45
1963 Rooftop Singers: Walk Right In US 45
1974 Mud: Tiger Feet UK 45
1974 Ringo Starr: You're Sixteen US45
1974 Perry Como: And I Love You So UK LP
1985 Foreigner: Agent Provocateur UK LP
1991 Enigma : MCMCXC AD : UK LP
1991 Surface: The First Time US 45
1998 Usher : You Make Me Wanna : UK single

Various Music Events On January 26

1955 Bill Haley hits USA R&B chart with Dim Dim the Lights.

1956 Buddy Holly makes his first recordings for the American Decca Label in Nashville.

1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1961 Buddy Holly enters UK chart with What to Do.

1964 Four Seasons hit US chart with Walk Like a Man, their third No. 1

1966 Eric Burdon stands in for ailing Paul Jones at a Manfred Mann gig at Marquee.

1967 Otis Redding hits UK chart with Try a Little Tenderness

1970 John Lennon records Instant Karma with Producer Phil Spector.

1975 BBC TV Omnibus shows Cracked Actor documentary on David Bowie.

1979 Bob Dylan forms his own record label, Accomplice.

1981 Blondie go platinum with Auto America LP.

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