Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 9 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page!

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

Musicians Born On January 9

1915 Les Paul (guitarist)
1941 Joan Baez
1944 Scott Walker (Walker Brothers)
1945 Jimmy Page
1948 Paul King
1950 David Johansen (New York Dolls)
1968 Dave Matthews
1978 A J McLean (Backstreet Boys)

Happy Birthday David Johansen!

David Johansen, NY Dolls

Number 1 In The Charts On January 9

1961 Bert Kaempfert: Wonderland by Night :US 45
1965 Beatles : Beatles 65: US LP
1971 Grandad : UK 45

Various Music Events On January 9

1964 Ronettes hit chart with Baby I Love You

1965 Zombies hit chart for second time with Tell Her No

1968 John Mayall's Blues Breakers begin US tour at New York's Cafe A Go-Go

1971 Judy Collins enters US Top 40 with Amazing Grace

1973 The Rolling Stones' plans for a Far Eastern tour are disrupted when Mick Jagger is refused a Japanese visa on account of a 1969 drug bust. Jagger is quoted as saying, "I don't take drugs. I don't approve of drugs and I don't approve of people taking drugs, unless they're very careful."

1975 Deep Purple awarded gold disc in US for Stormbringer, their first LP

1977 Peter Frampton releases I'm In You, album follow up to Frampton Comes Alive, blockbuster in US

1979 A benefit concert called A Gift of Song -- the Music of UNICEF Concert is held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The bill includes Abba, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge,Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson,and Earth, Wind & Fire. The show raises about a half-million dollars.

1981 Phil Collins releases In The Air Tonight in UK

1981 In London, keyboard player Jerry Dammers and singer Terry Hall of the Specials are fined for inciting violence.

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