Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rock Music History For January 11

Happy Birthday Vicki Peterson!

Vici Peterson, Bangles

Musicians Born On January 11

1924 Slim Harpo (blues performer)
1946 Naomi Judd
1949 Denny Greene (Sha Na Na)
1958 Vicki Peterson (Bangles)
1968 Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
1971 Mary J Blige

Number 1 In The Charts On January 11

1957 Tommy Steele Singing the Blues UK 45
1962 Cliff Richard: The Young Ones UK 45
1986 Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls UK 45

Various Music Events On January 11

1956 Formerly known as Robins, Coasters record their first sides - Down in Mexico and Turtle Dovin' - in Hollywood with Leiber and Stoller.

1962 Cliff Richard becomes first UK artist to enter the British singles chart at No. 1 with The Young Ones.

1963 Legendary Sunset Strip rock club, the Whiskey A Go-Go open in Los Angeles.

1964 First country LP chart published by Billboard with King of Fire - The Best of John Cash at No. 1

1966 Herman's Hermits receive a gold record for the album "The Best of Herman's Hermits."

1968 Jimi Hendrix moves into the London townhouse where George Frederick Handel is believed to have composed "Water Music" and the "Messiah." Hendrix says that he"will not let the tradition down." and will also compose in the house.

1969 Jethro Tull's debut LP This Was released in US.

1969 Joe South hits US chart with Games People Play, his biggest success.

1980 Pretenders release their eponymous debut LP in the UK.

1992 Paul Simon becomes the first international star to perform in South Africa after the end of the UN cultural boycott.

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