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Musicians Born On January 20
1889 Leadbelly (Huddy Ledbetter)
1945 Eric Stewart (10CC)
1947 George Grantham (Poco)
1947 Malcolm McLaren
1948 Melvin Pritchard (Barclay James Harvest)
1952 Paul Stanley (Kiss)
1955 Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
1957 Anita Baker
Deaths On January 20
1965 Alan Freed (US DJ)
Number 1 In The Charts On January 20
1956 T.E. Ford: 16 Tons UK 45
1957 Ricky Nelson: Ricky US LP
1966 Spencer Davis Group: Keep On Runnin' UK 45
1968 John Fred: Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) US 45
1973 Gilbert O'Sullivan: Back to Front UK LP
1997 White Town : Your Woman : UK single
Various Music Events On January 20
1958 Silhouettes release Get a Job in US. The definitive one-hit wonders, it is their only hit and a No. 1!
1958 The USA rock and roll backlash continues. St. Louis radio station KWK announces that it will no longer play rock and roll, having smashed all R&R and R&B records in the station library.
1964 Meet the Beatles LP released in US.
1966 Bill Graham puts on three-day 'Trips Festival' at Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco.
1967 Spencer Davis Group release I'm a Man in the UK.
1968 Bob Dylan plays tribute concert for Woody Guthrie at Carnegie Hall, New York
1973 Thin Lizzy debut on UK chart with Whiskey in the Jar.
1974 Stevie Wonder returns to the stage at London's Rainbow Theatre following his recovery from a serious car crash.
1982 Ozzy Osbourne hospitalised with rabies after he bites the head off a dead bat thrown on to the stage at concert in Des Moines.
1988 Mike Love of the Beach Boys insulted just about everybody in the music business, including Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.The occasion was the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.The Beach Boys were inducted along with the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordy, Jr., Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Les Paul and the Supremes.
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