Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rock Music History For January 12

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Musicians Born On January 12

1904 Mississippi Fred McDowell (blues performer)
1936 Charlie Gracie (Butterfly)
1941 Long John Baldry (UK blues singer)
1945 Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows)
1946 Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone)
1951 Chris Bell (Big Star)
1959 Per Gessle (Roxette)
1960 Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows)
1965 Mark Moore (Starlight Express)
1968 Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan)
1974 Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 12

1961 Johnny Tillotson: Poetry in Motion UK 45
1974 Steve Miller: The Joker US 45
1974 Jim Croce: You Don't Mess Around with Jim US LP
1980 Bee Gees: Bee Gees Greatest US LP
1998 All Saints : Never Ever : UK single

Various Music Events On January 12

1955 Etta James releases her first hit, Wallflower

1958 Eddie Cochran records Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie in Los Angeles.

1963 Bob Dylan records a radio play, Madhouse on Castle Street, for the BBC, and he sings Blowin' in the Wind and Swan on the River, a number he never recorded again. He is in the UK returning from a trip to Italy to search for Suze Rotolo, the girl featured on the cover of Freewheelin Bob Dylan

1963 Beatles release Please Please Me, despite George Martin wanting How Do You Do It to be the band's new single.

1965 US TV show Hullabaloo debuts on NBC (with Brian Epstein introducing the Zombies).

1968 The Supremes appear in an episode of the NBC-TV show, "Tarzan.", playing a group of nuns.

1975 Little Feat, the Doobie Brothers, and Graham and Central Station start a European tour.Little Feat establishes an adoring cult audience during the month-long tour.

1977 Keith Richards is fined £1000 for possession of cocaine found in his wrecked car. At the same court appearance, he is found not guilty of possession of LSD.

1977 "Long May You Run" an LP by the Stephen Stills/Neil Young band is certified gold. This isYoung's last professional collaborations with the other three, although Stills, David Crosy and Graham Nash will reunite serveral times in the years to come.

1979 Aynsley Dunbar replaces drummer John Barbata in Jefferson Starship, subsequently playing on single Jane.

1981 The White House record library expands to include LPs from Bob Dylan, Kiss and Sex Pistols, donated by the Recording Industry Association of America.

1985 Bryan Adams debuts on UK chart with Run to You

1993 The original members of Cream reunite in Los Angeles to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Other inductees include Van Morrison, CCR, Sly and the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon,The Doors, Dinah Washington and Etta James.

1995 At theRock and Roll Induction Ceremonies the inductees include Neil Young, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Al Green, Martha and the Vandellas and Frank Zappa.

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