Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chris Stein!

Christ Stein, Blondie

Musicians Born On January 5

1923 Sam Philips (founder of Sun Records)
1949 George Brown (Kool and The Gang)
1950 Chris Stein (Blondie)
1951 Biff Byford (Saxon)

Deaths On January 5

1976 Mal Evans (Beatles' road manager)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 5

1974 Yes: Tales from TopOgraphic Oceans UK LP
1974 Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1973 US LP
1980 Donna Summer: Greatest Hits vols. 1 and 2 US LP
1991 Iron Maiden: Bring your Daughter To The Slaughter UK 45
1991 Madonna: Justify My Love US single
1998 Various : Perfect Day :UK single

Various Music Events On January 5

1940 Federal Communications Commission hears the first demonstration of FM radio as a service, predating the first FM transmission by only twelve months.

1955 Lavern Baker's Tweedle Dee debuts

1959 Coral Records releaseBuddy Holly's It Doesn't Matter Anymore

1962 Beatles and Tony Sheridan release My Bonnie in UK

1967 Jimi Hendrix debuts on UK chart with Hey Joe

1967 Move debut on UK chart with Night of Fear

1967 Lovin' Spoonful's Nashville Cats hits UK chart

1967 Folk singer Jesse Winchester moves to Canada from US to avoid Vietnam draft

1973 Bruce Springsteen releases his Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. LP in UK

1978 Sex Pistols start their only US tour in Atlanta, Georgia

1979 Bee Gees soudtrack album from the John Travolta film Saturday Night Fever registers sales of 25 million worldwide

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