Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Syd! - Shine On You Crazy Diamond...

Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd

Musicians Born On January 6

1924 Earl Scruggs (country music star)
1929 Wilbert Harrison (Kansas City)
1941 Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention)
1944 Van McCoy (Hustle)
1946 Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
1951 Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1953 Malcom Young (AC/DC)
1959 Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge)
1963 Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
1964 Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

Deaths On January 6

1980 Georgeanna Tillman Gordon (Marvalettes)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 6

1958 Danny and the Juniors; At the Hop US 45
1962 Elvis Presley: Blue Hawaii UK LP
1968 Beatles: Magical Musical Tour US LP
1973 Carly Simon: You're So Vain US 45
1979 Barbra Streisand: Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits US LP
1979 Village Pope: YMCA UK 45

Various Music Events On January 6

1956 Lonnie Donegan debuts on UK chart with Rock Island Line.

1957 Elvis Presley makes his last appearance on US Ed Sullivan Show.

1964 Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour with Ronettes supporting. First gig is at Harrow Granada.

1975 Musical The Wiz opens on Broadway.

1975 Boston Mayor Kevin White cancels Led Zeppelin show after one thousand fans cause an esimated $30,000 damage when they riot, breaking seats and doors.

1977 Sex Pistols dropped by EMI Records.

1977 Kiss go platinum in US with Rock and Roll Over LP.

1982 Lynval Golding of Specials attacked and stabbed by racists in Coventry.

1984 John Lennon releases Nobody Told Me in US.

1985 Desmond Dekker, Smiley Culture and Lee Perry are among those appearing at the Brixton Academy in London in an Ethiopian benefit concert.

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