Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Sarah McLachlan!

Musicians Born On January 28

1929 Acker (Bernard) Bilk (Stranger on the Shore)
1933 Sacha Distel (The Good Life)
1944 Brian Keenhan (Chambers Brothers)
1946 Rick Allen (Box Tops)
1959 Dave Sharp (Alarm)
1968 Sarah McLachlan
1977 Joseph Fatone ('N Sync)
1980 Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys)

Deaths On January 28

1983 Billy Fury

Number 1 In The Charts On January 28

1965 Moody Blues: Go Now UK 45
1978 Fleetwood Mac: Rumours UK LP
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax UK 45
1989 Marc Almond and Gene Pitney: Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart UK 45
1995 Celine Dion : The Colour of my Love : UK LP
1995 TLC : Creep: US single

Various Music Events On January 28

1954 The film The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart, opens in London.

1955 The Top 10 R&B show package begins 42-date tour in New York, featuring Joe Turner, Moonglows, Faye Adams, Clovers, Amos Milburn and Fats Domino.

1956 Elvis Presley makes his US national TV debut on The Dorsey Brothers Stage show.

1965 The Who make their first UK TV appearance on Ready Steady, Go.

1967 Between The Buttons by Rolling Stones hits UK LP chart.

1967 Brian Poole leaves the Tremeloes.

1968 The Who are escorted from a plane for misbehaving and 'making the hostesses cry' on tour in Australia.

1976 Gary Glitter announces his retirement , age 31.

1984 Van Halen's album 1984 (including the hit Jump) hits US LP chart.

1985 Top US stars (and Bob Geldof) record charity single, We are the World.

1989 Bangles release Eternal Flame in US.

1989 Travelling Wilburys LP hits US Top 3.

1996 Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on "Friends."

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