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Births
1915 Willie Dixon, blues singer, guitarist, 'the poet laureate of the blues'. Credited with writing more than 500 songs by the end of his life. Wrote classic songs: 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'I'm Ready', 'You Shook Me', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'Little Red Rooster.' Major influence on The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Dixon died on 29th January 1992.

1939 Delaney Bramlett, Delaney & Bonnie, (1971 US No.13 single 'Never Ending Song Of Love', worked with Eric Clapton during the early 70's).

1945 Deborah Harry, singer, Blondie, (five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines'). And solo (1986 UK No. 8 single 'French Kissing In The USA').

1946 June Montiero, singer, The Toys, 1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').

1948 John Ford, The Strawbs, (1973 UK No.2 single 'Part Of The Union') Hudson Ford, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').

1949 John Farnham, Australian singer, songwriter, (1987 UK No.6 single 'You're The Voice').

1951 Fred Schneider, vocals, The B-52's, (1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single 'Love Shack').

1952 Dan Aykroyd, actor, 'Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers, (1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love').

1956 Phil Solem, singer, songwriter, Great Buildings, The Rembrandts, (1990 US Top 20 hit ‘Just the Way It Is, Baby’, 1995, UK No. 3 single ‘I’ll Be There For You’, Theme from Friends).

1959 Edem Ephraim, singer, The London Boys, (UK No.2 single 'London Nights). He was killed in a car crash with London boy partner Dennis Fuller on 21st January 1989.

1960 Evelyn Champagne King, US soul singer, (1982 UK No.7 single 'Love Come Down').

1960 Ted Key, Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love').

1963 Roddy Bottum, keyboards, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').

1964 Pol Burton, drums, Transvision Vamp, (1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').

1971 Missy Elliott, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single with Melanie B, 'I Want You Back').


Deaths
1981 Steppenwolf bassist Rushton Moreve (born John Russell Morgan), who co-wrote "Magic Carpet Ride" with John Kay, died in a car accident at the age of 32.

1995 Legendary DJ Wolfman Jack dies of a heart attack at age 57 at his home in Belvidere, North Carolina. He was the master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s.

1999 Guy Mitchell, US singer, died aged 72. He had the 1957 UK & US No.1 single 'Singing The Blues' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles.

1999 Reggae singer Dennis Brown died aged 42. (1979 UK No.14 single 'Money In My Pocket').


Events
1935 Benny Goodman and his band recorded the "King Porter Stomp."

1956 Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.

1957 From a front page Billboard article, "Good music may be making a comeback on the bestseller charts..but rock & roll discs continue to dominate the pop market".

1962 Appearing live at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, Gene Vincent and up and coming local group The Beatles.

1963 "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.

1964 The race was on and United Artists won as it rushed advance copies of the "A Hard Days Night" soundtrack to radio stations. Capitol was getting ready to release an album with the seven songs featured in the film.

1967 After Mick Jagger's drug conviction, an editorial from the London Times' W.E. Rees-Moog reads, "It should be particular quality of British justice to ensure that Mr. Jagger is treated exactly the same as anyone else, no better and no worse. There must remain a suspicion in this case that Mr. Jagger received a more severe sentence than would have been thought proper for any purely anonymous young man".

1967 The Association scored their 2nd and last US No.1 single with 'Windy'. It didn't chart in the UK.

1967 The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', the groups 10th US No.1 album.

1969 Sam Phillips sells Sun Records. The Memphis label released the first recordings of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

1969 John Lennon and his son Julian, along with Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko, are injured in car crash in Scotland. John receives 17 stitches for facial injury, Yoko receives 14 stitches, and the children suffer from shock.

1970 The Casey Kasem hosted "American Top-Forty" AM radio show debuts in Boston, Philly, Detroit, St. Louis, San Bernardino, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Honolulu and Albany.

1971 Jethro Tull's first U.S. top-10 hit, "Aqualung" goes gold.

1972 Neil Diamond went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Song Sung Blue', his 2nd US No.1. It made No.14 in the UK.

1972 Slade had their 2nd UK No.1 single with 'Take Me Bak 'Ome'

1973 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closed in New York City after 720 performances on Broadway.

1975 David Bowie begins work on his first film role in "The Man Who Fell To Earth."

1975 Captain & Tennille get their first gold record with "Love Will Keep Us Together". The album will eventually sell 2 1/2 million copies and win a Grammy for Record of the Year.

1975 10CC were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Not In Love'.

1978 Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" was released.

1979 Filming is over for the movie, "Carney", the first theatrical film Robbie Robertson of The Band has been involved with since The Band split up. He produced and co-wrote the script and even co-starred with Jody Foster and Gary Busey.

1983 Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram's Mercury Label.

1984 The album "Animalize" was released by KISS.

1987 The Grateful Dead's "In The Dark" LP was released.

1987 Fleetwood Mac's "Tango" LP is certified platinum while Van Halen's "1984" and ZZ Top's "Eliminator" reach sales of 6 million.

1987 The Grateful Dead's "In The Dark" LP is released.

1989 Milli Vanilli scored their first US No.1 single with 'Baby Don't Forget My Number', a No.16 hit in the UK.

1989 Prince scored his 2nd UK No.1 solo album with 'Batman' 1990, over a lunch meeting Mark Knopfler, John Illsley and Dire Straits manager, Ed Bicknell decide to reform the group, record an album and plan a world tour.

1989 Appearing at the Rock Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium, Lou Reed, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Robert Cray Band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tanita Tikaram, Pixies, R.E.M. and Texas.

1990 Over a lunch meeting Mark Knopfler, John Illsley and Dire Straits manager, Ed Bicknell decide to reform the group, record an album and plan a world tour.

1995 appearing at this years Rock Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium, R.E.M. The Cure, Therapy, Offspring, PJ Harvey, dEUS, Senser, Bodycount, Channel Zero, Jeff Buckley, Spearhead, Belly, Morphine and The Cranberries.

1998 Barbra Streisand married actor James Brolin.

1999 Blues Traveler frontman John Popper checks into a Los Angeles hospital complaining of chest pains. An angioplasty is performed, and the band's appearances for the month are postponed. He is released from the hospital four days later.

2000 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band ended their Reunion tour with a ten night run at New York's MSG.

2001 D-12 went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Devil's Night'.

2001 Hear'Say scored their second UK No.1 single with 'The Way To Your Love.'

2001 Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood was commissioned to paint a group portrait of diners who are regulars at the West End London restaurant The Ivy. Elton John and Pet Shp Boy Neil Tennant were two pop stars to be included in the portrait.

2001 Usher started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'U Remind Me'.

2002 Six postage stamps designed by Sir Paul McCartney went on sale in The Isle Of Man. With proceeds from their sale going to the Adopt-A- Minefield charity.

2005 Four Tops singer Renaldo "Obie" Benson died aged 69 in a Detroit hospital from lung cancer. He was diagnosed after having a leg amputated due to circulation problems.

2006 Appearing at the two day Hyde Park Calling festival in London, Roger Waters, Texas, Starsailor, The Who, Razorlight and Primal Scream

2006 Busta Rhymes was at No.1 on the US album chart with The Big Bang’ the hip-hop artists seventh album release.

2007 Birmingham band The Editors scored their first UK No.1 album with 'An End Has A Start.'
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