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Jan 5th

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1923, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley's recordings. Recorded Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis. Died 30/8/03.

1940, Athol Guy, singer, The Seekers, (1965 UK No.1 single ?I'll Never Find Another You?).

1941, Grady Thomas, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album ?One Nation Under A Groove?).

1949, George Brown, singer, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ?Celebration?, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits).

1950, Chris Stein, guitar, Blondie. (Five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single ?Heart Of Glass? and 1978 world-wide No.1 album ?Parallel Lines?).

1951, Biff Byford, vocals, Saxon, (1980 UK No.5 album ?Wheels Of Steel?).

1964, Grant Young, drums, Soul Asylum, (1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single ?Runaway Train?).

1964, Phil Thornalley, songwriter, vocals, guitar, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Cure. Writer of Natalie Imbruglia world-wide hit ?Torn?.

1969, Brian Warner, (Marilyn Manson), 1998 US No.1 album, ?Mechanical Animals?, UK No. 12 single, ?The Dope Show?. Named himself after Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.

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Wednesday January 5

The late Wilbert Harrison ("Kansas City") is born in 1929

The late Sam Phillips (legendary Sun Records owner who signed Elvis Presley) is born in 1923

Sonny Bono ("The Beat Goes On" with then-wife Cher) dies in a skiing accident, 1998

Beatles bodyguard and road manager Mal Evans is killed during a confrontation with Los Angeles police, 1976

Pat Boone begins filming the movie "Bernardine", 1957

Little Richard guests on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons", 2003

The Supremes record "Stop! In The Name Of Love", 1965

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Thursday January 6

Where's our Experts? I'll make a small contribution.

BIRTHS THIS DAY

Earl Scruggs (Foggy Mountain Boys) 1924.

Nino Tempo 1935. Duetted with his sister, April Stevens, for

Hit "Deep Purple" in 1963.

Doris Troy 1937. Hit "Just One Look" in 1963. Covered by the Hollies and later Linda Ronstadt.

Adriano Celentano 1938. Italian singer, actor, and songwriter.

Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention) 1941.

Van McCoy 1944. Big Hit "The Hustle" 1975.

Syd Barrett 1946. Founded classic band Pink Floyd in 1965.

Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds) 1951.

Malcolm Young 1953. Co-founder of AC/DC with brother Angus.

Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge) 1959.

Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) 1964.

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"Rock Around The Clock" /Bill Haley and the Comets returned to the #1 position in the UK charts. (Worldwide sales of this fabulous song now exceed 25 million).

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Wednesday January 5

2005:

SONGFACTS sinks to almost* alltime low when MODERATORS allow grubby new thread entitled "Best Music During Sex" to be posted.

*This is not quite as tasteless as "What song was playing when you did it for the first time" - but almost. (IF Moderators take exception to my post and suspend me, don't worry about it. I don't want to be connected with a Site that allows this kind of rubbish anyway).

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Thursday January 6

The late Doris Troy ("Just One Look") is born in 1937

Nino Tempo ("Deep Purple" with sister April Stevens) is 70

The late Van McCoy ("The Hustle") is born in 1944

Elton John cancels all live performances for a year after throat surgery, 1987

Bobby Helms films a role in the movie, "The Case Against Brooklyn", 1958

Elvis Presley is filmed from the waist up on his third and final appearance on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show", 1957

The Dick Clark-produced TV show, "Happening '68" premieres in 1968

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Friday January 7

Paul Revere ("Good Thing") is 67

Kenny Loggins ("Whenever I Call You Friend") is 57

Danny Williams ("White On White") is 63

Eldee Young of Young/Holt Unlimited ("Soulful Strut") and the Ramsey Lewis Trio ("Hang On Sloopy") is 69

Larry Williams ("Bony Maronie") dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1980

Carly Simon and James Taylor become parents of daughter Sarah, 1974

Chubby Checker's "The Twist" returns to #1 (the only rock song to do that by the same artist), 1962

Gary "U.S." Bonds sues Chubby Checker, claiming "Dancing Party" sounds too much like "Quarter To Three" (the suit is settled out-of-court), 1963

Led Zeppelin fans riot before a Boston concert, causing $30,000 in damage and the concert to be cancelled, 1975

The Friends of Distinction record "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely", 1970

I was wondering why nobody posted on this thread yesterday?

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January 7th

1942 Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders is born.

1948 Kenny Loggins, guitarist and vocalist with Loggins and Messina, is born in Everett, Washington.

1949 Rock singer and songwriter Marshall Chapman is born.

1959 Kathy Valentine, former member of the Go-Go's, is born.

Deaths

1964 British blues singer and harmonica player Cyril Davies dies of leukemia at age 32.

1980 Carl White, one of the four members of the 1960's group the Rivingtons, dies in his Los Angeles home at age 48. The Rivingtons had hits in 1962 and '63 with "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and "The Bird's the Word," which was copied almost note-for-note in 1964 by the Trashmen, who called it "Surfin' Bird" and took it into the top ten.

Events

1963 Gary "U.S." Bonds files a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker, charging Checker "stole" "Quarter to Three" and turned it into "Dancin' Party." The suit is settled out of court.

1970 Max Yasgur, on whose New York farm the August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held, is sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers.

1976 Kenneth Moss, former record company executive who already pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 1974 drug induced death of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation.

1978 The soundtrack album of the hit disco movie "Saturday Night Fever," featuring the Bee Gees, the Trammps, Tavares, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, MFSB and others enter the soul album chart. It will peak at Number One for six weeks starting February 18 in its 39 weeks on the chart.

1994 Singer Rick James is sentenced in Los Angeles to five years and four months in prison for sexual assault on two women. The singer, best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak," was convicted of holding one woman against her will and forcing another to have sex with his girlfriend during a six-day cocaine binge.

Annabelle hasn't been around for days. :(

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Here's a few more for January 7:

1945: Dave Cousins, singer and guitarist for The Strawbs, (1973 UK No.2 single with Part Of The Union) is born.

1980: Led Zeppelin's "In Through the Out Door" turns platinum. It's the last album issued before the September 25th death of drummer John Bonham.

2002: Jon Lee, drummer and founding member of Feeder, committed suicide.

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Well, here is some anyway. :P

January 8:

1937: Singer Shirley Bassey is born. (First charted in the UK in 1957, 1970 UK No.4 single with cover of The Beatles George Harrison song "Something" also James Bond theme "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds are Forever").

1947: David Bowie is born.

1946: Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger is born.

1957: Bill Haley, who previously rejected in invitation to tour Australia because some of his Comets were averse to flying, begins a two-week tour down under in Newcastle. Sharing the bill are Lavern Baker and Joe Turner.

1979: Canadian rock band Rush is named the country's official "Ambassadors of Music" by the Canadian government.

1991: Steve Clark guitarist with Def Leppard, was found dead at his London apartment, after a night of heavy drinking and drug use.

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Saturday January 8

The late Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel") is born in 1935

"Little" Anthony Gourdine ("Tears On My Pillow") is 64

David Bowie ("Space Oddity") is 58

Shirley Bassey ("Goldfinger") is 68

Robby Krieger of the Doors ("Touch Me") is 60

The late concert promoter Bill Graham (Fillmores East and West) is born in 1931

An Elvis Presley stamp is issued by the U. S. Postal Service, 1993

"Elvis Presley Day" is declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1981

Fabian gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2002

The Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" show on ABC-TV, 1966

Eddie Cochran's last recording session is held, in Hollywood, 1960

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January 9:

1941: Joan Baez, US folk rock singer, songwriter, is born

1944: Jimmy Page is born.

1944: Scott Engel of The Walker Brothers, is born.

1963: Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones.

1969: Mick Jagger is refused a Japanese visa on account of a 1969 drug bust, halting the Stones' plans to tour the Orient.

1979: A benefit concert called A Gift of Song -- the Music of UNICEF Concert is held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. NBC tapes for broadcast the following night. Those performing include Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire. They help to raise about a half-million dollars for the world hunger organization.

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Sunday January 9

* Crystal Gayle ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue") is 54

* Joan Baez ("Diamonds & Rust") is 64

* Jimmy Page of the Yardbirds ("Over, Under, Sideways, Down") and Led Zeppelin ("Whole Lotta Love") is 61

* The late Domenico Modugno ("Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu") is born in 1928

* Roy Head ("Treat Her Right") is 62

* Eddie Cochran arrives in England to begin a tour (he will die there in an April 17 car crash), 1960

* The "Galaxy Of Stars" UNICEF benefit concert features the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Olivia Newton-John and others, 1979

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January 10:

1935: Singer Ronnie Hawkins is born.

1943: Jim Croce is born.

1945: Rod Stewart is born.

1948: Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is born.

1958: Jerry Lee Lewis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Great Balls Of Fire".

1968: Aretha Franklin earns her fourth gold single with "Chain of Fools." The record goes on to win the 1968 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a female.

1976: C.W. McCall went to No.1 on the US singles chart with "Convoy", it made No.2 in the UK. CW McCall was in fact an advertising agent whose real name was Bill Fries.

1981: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy goes platinum, a little over a month after Lennon's assassination. The album is Number One for eight weeks.

1997: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Monday January 10

* The late Jim Croce ("You Don't Mess Around With Jim") is born in 1943

* Rod Stewart ("You Wear It Well") is 60

* The late Johnnie Ray ("Cry") is born in 1927

* Donald Fagen of Steely Dan ("Deacon Blue") is 57

* Ronnie Hawkins ("Mary Lou") is 70

* The late Sal Mineo ("Start Movin'") is born in 1939

* James Brown gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1997

* Richard Carpenter enters a chemical dependency treatment center in Topeka, Kansas, 1979

* British & Dutch police recover 500 Beatles master tapes stolen in the seventies, 2003

* Elvis Presley's first RCA recording session includes "Heartbreak Hotel", 1956

* The first U. S. Beatles album, "Introducing The Beatles", is released on Vee-Jay Records, 1964

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January 11

Births

1924 Louisiana blues singer Slim Harpo is born in West Baton Rouge.

1942 Clarence Clemons, saxophone player with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, is born.

1952 Jazz and pop guitarist Lee Ritenour.

1960 Vicky Peterson, guitarist for the Bangles is born in Los Angeles, CA.

Deaths

2003 Maurice Gibb, bassist and keyboardist of the Bee Gees, dies after undergoing abdominal surgery in Miami. The singer was 53.

Events

1963 The Whiskey-A-Go-Go opens its doors on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, the first rock club in the city. In the next decade and beyond, the Whiskey will be a popular meeting place for the record industry and a good place to be seen if you want to get into the industry. The Doors, among others, got their start there.

1964 Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash becomes the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart.

1968 The Daily Mirror of London reports Jimi Hendrix has moved into the London townhouse where George Frederick Handel is believed to have composed "Water Music" and the "Messiah." Hendrix assures the newspaper that he will also compose in the Handel house and "not let the tradition down."

1969 Jethro Tull's debut album, This Was is released.

1977 Keith Richards is convicted of cocaine possession and fined $1,300.

1980 The Pretenders' debut LP is released in North America.

1984 The album Thriller by Michael Jackson becomes the all-time bestselling LP.

1992 Paul Simon becomes the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott. He began a concert tour in Johannesburg.

1994 Pop singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono announces he is running for Congress on the Republican ticket. He wins and represents the Palm Springs, CA, area in the U.S. House until his death in January 1998.

2000 A newspaper in Hilo, Hawaii, (the Tribune-Herald) reports that a security guard at Keahole-Kona International Airport found about half an ounce of marijuana in a bag that pop superstar Whitney Houston was carrying. Security officers tried to detain Houston but she walked away — and her flight to San Francisco was gone by the time police arrived at the scene.

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Tuesday January 11

* The late Slim Harpo ("Baby Scratch My Back") is born in 1924

* Neil Sedaka undergoes an angioplasty at a New York hospital, 2001

* Diana Ross is named to Mr. Blackwell's worst-dressed women list, 1994

* Gary Glitter is released from a British jail after serving two months for possession of child pornography, 2000

* The Whisky-a-Go-Go nightclub (where many of Johnny Rivers' hits were recorded) opens in West Hollywood, 1963

* Paul Simon becomes the first international performer to play in Johannesburg, South Africa after a U. N. boycott is lifted, 1992

* Ted Nugent requires 40 stitches when a chain saw cuts his leg on the set of his reality TV show, 2004

* Roger Miller records "Dang Me" and "Chug-A-Lug", 1964

* Jimi Hendrix records "Purple Haze", 1967

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January 12:

1941: Long John Baldry, British blues singer, is born.

1963: Parlophone releases, "Please Please Me" backed with "Ask Me Why," the Beatles second U.K. single. In two months, it's #2 on the U.K. charts, however, it doesn't appear on the U.S. charts for another year.

1975: A nine-city 18-show tour of Europe starts for Warner Brothers acts Little Feat, Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, Bonaroo, Montrose & Graham and Central Station. The Warner Brothers Music Show does well with European audiences, especially Little Feat which establishes an adoring cult audience during the month-long tour.

1976: Long May You Run an LP by the Stephen Stills/Neil Young band is certified gold.

1992: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's third child, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger, is born.

1993: The original members of Cream reunite in Los Angeles to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Along with Cream, others to be inducted included CCR, The Doors, Van Morrison, Sly and the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon, Dinah Washington and Etta James.

2003: Bee Gee Maurice Gibb died in Miami at age 53.

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Wednesday January 12

* Glenn Yarbrough ("Baby The Rain Must Fall") is 74

* Ray Price ("For The Good Times") is 79

* Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees ("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") dies of an intestinal blockage in 2003

* Randy VanWarmer ("Just When I Needed You Most") dies from leukemia, 2004

* "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV with the Zombies and Gerry & the Pacemakers, 1965

* The Supremes appear as nuns on an episode of "Tarzan" on NBC-TV, 1968

* Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up", 1957

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1975: A nine-city 18-show tour of Europe starts for Warner Brothers acts Little Feat, Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, Bonaroo, Montrose & Graham and Central Station. The Warner Brothers Music Show does well with European audiences, especially Little Feat which establishes an adoring cult audience during the month-long tour.

Now that's something to see.

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Jan the 13th. I cheated.Copy and paste...

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The Beach Boys' "Surfin'" is getting airplay in Los Angeles and enters Billboard, bubbling under the Hot 100 chart at #118. (1962)

Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born. (1954)

The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the U.S. (1964)

Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab reports tests have found that the noise generated at rock & roll concerts is harmful to teenage ears. (1968)

Elvis Presley records in Memphis for the first time since his early days with Sun records; the session eventually produces his 18th Number One hit single, "Suspicious Minds." (1969)

Eric Clapton has spent the last couple of years troubled by drug addiction. However, on this night he makes a triumphant comeback at London's Rainbow Theater. He sells out two shows as the set opens and closes with "Layla." Afterward Clapton told a reporter, "I was very nervous, felt sick, the whole bit." Referring to the audience he responded, "They don't know how much it helped me." (1973)

The trial of seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees on charges of bilking artists out of more than $184,000 in royalties began. The charges had been brought during a federal investigation for possible instances of payola. (1976)

Elvis Presley's version of Paul Anka's "My Way" goes gold in five months after the King's death. Earlier, it had become one of Presley's 78 Top Twenty-five hits. (1978)

The Police begin recording their debut album. (1978)

26 years ago Soul pop singer Danny Hathaway, known for his duets with Roberta Flack ("Where Is the Love?") dies after jumping, (or falling-police couldn't reach a conclusion) from a 15th floor hotel room in New York City. According to his record company, Atlantic, Hathaway had been having some psychological problems and hadn't done much in the way of music lately. He was 34 years old. (1979)

The Y.M.C.A. files a lawsuit against the Village People over their song, "Y.M.C.A." The suit was later dropped. (1979)

The Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship are the featured acts at a benefit concert for the people of Kampuchea, held at the Oakland Coliseum. (1980)

Singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Augusta, GA for simulating a sex act onstage. It's the second time that the Augusta police department gets him for the same offense. (1993)

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January 13

Births

1948 John Lees, lead guitarist with Barclay James Harvest, a '70s British rock band.

1954 Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born.

1955 Fred White, drummer with Earth, Wind and Fire.

1959 James Lomenzo of White Lion.

1961 Suggs, real name Graham McPherson, of the group Madness.

Deaths

1979 Soul pop singer Danny Hathaway, known for his duets with Roberta Flack ("Where Is the Love?") dies after jumping, (or falling—police couldn't reach a conclusion) from a 15th floor hotel room in New York City. According to his record company, Atlantic, Hathaway had been having some psychological problems and hadn't done much in the way of music lately. He was 34 years old.

Events

1906 The first advertisement for a radio, a Telimco selling for $7.50, appeares in the magazine "Scientific American."

1964 The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the U.S.

1968 Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab reports tests have found that the noise generated at rock & roll concerts is harmful to teenage ears.

1968 Johnny Cash records a live album at Folsom Prison.

1969 Elvis Presley records in Memphis for the first time since his early days with Sun records; the session eventually produces his 18th Number One hit single, "Suspicious Minds."

1973 Eric Clapton has spent the last couple of years troubled by drug addiction. However, on this night he makes a triumphant comeback at London's Rainbow Theater. He sells out two shows as the set opens and closes with "Layla." Afterward Clapton told a reporter, "I was very nervous, felt sick, the whole bit." Referring to the audience he responded, "They don't know how much it helped me."

1976 The trial of seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees on charges of bilking artists out of more than $184,000 in royalties began. The charges had been brought during a federal investigation for possible instances of payola.

1978 Elvis Presley's version of Paul Anka's "My Way" goes gold in five months after the King's death. Earlier, it had become one of Presley's 78 Top Twenty-five hits.

1978 The Police begin recording their debut album.

1979 The Y.M.C.A. files a lawsuit against the Village People over their song, "Y.M.C.A." The suit was later dropped.

1980 The Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship are the featured acts at a benefit concert for the people of Kampuchea, held at the Oakland Coliseum.

1986 Former members of the Sex Pistols sue manager Malcolm McLaren for one-million pounds. The suit is settled out of court.

1993 Singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Augusta, GA for simulating a sex act onstage. It's the second time that the Augusta police department books him for the same offense.

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January 11, 2005: A nooB named UncleJoe joins Songfacts. He looks remarkably like an UncleJoe who was a member from March 5 of 2003-January 11 of 2005. Wonder whatever became of him. Anyway, this new guy seems ok. We'll see.

Welcome to songfacts, UncleJoe! The best site ever! You´ll love it!:neener:

Listen, you got a lovely family, you don´t have to work, you love music and life and other things, you´re still our UncleJoe... and Carl will give you a special title... Is there a way I can give UncleJoe half of my points? I´ve got plenty of them, what are they good for if you can´t share them with your friends? :drummer:

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