Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday George Martin!

George Martin, George Martin Studio, EMI

Musicians Born On January 3

1926 George Martin (record producer)
1941 Van Dyke Parks (co-writer of Heroes And Villains)
1945 Steve Stills (Love the One You're With)
1945 Philip Goodhand-Tait (UK singer/songwriter)
1946 John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

Happy Birthday John Paul Jones!

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin Bass Player

Deaths On January 3

1980 Amos Milburn (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 3

1963 Cliff Richard: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy UK 45
1970 B.J. Thomas: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head US 45
1976 Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night US 45
1999 Steps : Heartbeat/Tragedy : UK single

Various Music Events On January 3

1959 First edition of new pop show Dig This broadcast in UK on BBC TV.

1964 Beatles appear on US TV for the first time in a short clip on the Jack Parr Show.

1966 First Acid Test held at Fillmore West, San Francisco.

1967 Carl Wilson of Beach Boys, having received a US Army draft notice, refuses to be sworn in.

1969 John and Yoko's Two Virgins album is declared pornographic in New Jersey, US. 30,000 copies are seized by police.

1970 Beatles record what will be their last song together - I Me Mine.

1970 Davy Jones announces he is leaving the Monkees.

1974 After eight years' seclusion, Bob Dylan hits the road with a Chicago concert, the first in a 25-city, 39-day tour. Much is recorded and subsequently released as a double live LP - Before the Flood.

1974 Jim Croce awarded gold disc in US for Time in a Bottle.

1976 Gary Wright (formerly of Spooky Tooth) hits US chart for first time with Dream Weaver.

1981 Final night of David Bowie's performance of Elephant Man on Broadway.

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