Monday, January 10, 2011

Rock Music History For January 10

Happy Birthday Rod Stewart!

Rod Stewart, Faces

Musicians Born On January 10

1912 Buddy Johnson (R&B pianist/songwriter)
1917 Jerry Wexler (Atlantic records producer)
1927 Johnny Ray (Cry)
1935 Ronnie Hawkins (Forty Days)
1942 Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle).
1945 Rod Stewart (Maggie May)
1945 Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash)
1946 Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall/Jefferson Starship)
1948 Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers)
1948 Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
1953 Pat Benatar (Love is a Battlefield)
1955 Michael Schenker (guitarist)
1958 Shawn Colvin
1964 Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies)
1965 Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond)
1973 Aerle Taree (Arrested Development)
1979 Chris Smith (Kriss Kross)

Deaths On January 10

1976 Howlin' Wolf (blues musician)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 10
1958 Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire UK 45
1976 C.W. McCall: Convoy US 45
1981 John Lennon: Imagine UK 45
1999 Fatboy Slim : Praise You : UK single

Various Music Events On January 10

1956 Elvis Presley records I Got a Woman and Heartbreak Hotel during his first-ever session at RCA studios (Nashville).

1963 Cliff Richard's film Summer Holiday premieres in London

1964 Georgie Fame makes early TV appearance on Ready, Steady, Go TV show performing his first single, Do the Dog.

1965 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore begin new TV series, Not Only But Also. Guest on his first show - John Lennon!

1981 John Lennon's Double Fantasy LP goes platinum.

1968 Aretha Franklin earns her fourth gold single with "Chain of Fools."

1971 Bob Dylan accompanies country star Earl Scruggs on "East Virginia Blues" and "Nashville Skyline Rag" for a public documentary.

1981 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" goes platinum, a month after Lennon's assassination. The album stays at Number One for eight weeks.

1981 "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan opens on Broadway, starring pop singers Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.The show will later be made into a movie starring Smith and Ronstadt.

1987 With Walk Like an Egyptian at No. 1 in the US for the fourth week, Bangles equal the longest run at the top by a girl group (previous record held by Chiffons, Supremes and Emotions).

1997 The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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