Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rock Music History For January 25

Happy Birthday Andy Cox!

Andy Cox, The Beat

Musicians Born On January 25

1938 Etta James
1954 Richard Finch (KC and the Sunshine Band)
1958 Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music, Adam and the Ants)
1960 Andy Cox (Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
1962 Peter Coyle (Lotus Eaters)
1963 Carl Fysh (Brother Beyond)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 25

1957 Frankie Vaughan Garden of Eden UK 45
1969 Seekers: Best of the Seekers UK LP
1975 Tymes: Ms Grace UK 45
1975 Carpenters: Please Mr. Postman US 45
1986 A-Ha: The Sun Always Shines on TV UK 45
1986 Barbra Streisand: The Broadway Album US LP
1992 Color Me Bad: All 4 Love : US single
1992 Wet Wet Wet: Goodnight Girl : UK single

Various Music Events On January 25

1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit US chart for third time with Proud Mary.

1970 John Lennon and Yoko Ono completely shave their heads and declare 1970 as 'Year One'. Their hair is then donated to 'Black House', an interracial community centre in North London, and is auctioned.

1973 David Bowie leaves for a world cruise on the QE2.

1980 Specials play their first American gig at the Hurrah Club in New York.

1986 James Brown's Living in America hits UK chart, peaking at No. 5: his only UK top 10 hit.

1986 Bruce Springsteen's My Hometown climbs from No. 11 to No. 6, giving him his seventh top 10 single released from LP. Born in the USA, equalling the record set by Michael Jackson with Thriller.

1986 Style Council, Billy Bragg and Junior Giscombe begin Red Wedge political tour in Manchester. Bands play in support of the Labour Party.

1994 A woman in Portland, Oregon, sues Markey Mark, claiming that she was trampled during one of his shows after he stripped down to his underwear and invited the crowd to rush the stage.

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