Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rock Music History For January 29

Happy Birthday Tommy Ramone!

Tommy Ramone, The Ramones

Musicians Born On January 29

1943 Tony Blackburn (DJ)
1947 David Byron (Uriah Heap)
1949 Tommy Ramone (Ramones)
1962 Marcus Verne (Living in a Box)
1961 Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
1964 Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera)

Deaths On January 29

1992 Willie Dixon

Number 1 In The Charts On January 29

1960 Michael Holliday Starry Eyed UK 45
1969 Fleetwood Mac: Albatross UK 45
1972 Various: Concert for Bangladesh UK LP
1977 Rose Royce: Car Wash US 45
1983 Men at Work: Down Under UK 45
1983 Men at Work: Business as Usual UK LP
1994 Chaka Demus and Pliers : Tease Me : UK LP

Various Music Events On January 29

1942 First Desert Island Discs programme broadcast.

1958 Champs release Tequila in US; it reaches No. 1

1960 Bobby Darin's Beyond The Sea hits UK chart.

1962 Peter, Paul and Mary sign with Warner Brothers

1966 Bobby Fuller hits US chart with I Fought the Law, their only top 10 hit.

1967 Who and Jimi Hendrix play tribute concert to Brian Epstein at Marquee Club.

1972 Henry McCulloch joins Wings.

1978 Whitesnake formed by David Coverdale.

1979 Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband following financially disastrous tour of America.

1979 San Diego schoolgirl Brenda Spencer shoots and kills several of her school mates. Asked why, she says I Don't Like Mondays

1982 Gary Numan crashlands his Cessna light aircraft but escapes unhurt.

1983 Prince hits UK chart with Little Red Corvette.

1983 Stevie Nicks marries Kim Anderson.

1992 The14-year old son of Supremes singer Mary Wilson is killed when her jeep flipped over while driving outside of Los Angeles.

1996 Garth Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did, so he refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist.

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