Saturday, January 19, 2008

This Day In Music History Jan 19

Phil Everly was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1939.

In 1943, Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1993, the reunited quintet, Fleetwood Mac including Buckingham, performed "Don't Stop" at President Clinton's Inaugural Gala.

Carl Perkins died in 1998, following a battle with throat cancer. Carl wrote and recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" which went to number 2 for him in 1956, selling 2 million copies. The Elvis Presley version topped out at number 20 the same year.

Shelley Fabares ("Johnny Angel") turns 64.

The late Robert Palmer ("Bad Case Of Loving You") was born in 1949.

Marty Robbins made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 1953.

Today in 1959, the song "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by the Platters, topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 2006, soul dynamo Wilson Pickett, who pumped out hits like "In the Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally," died after suffering a heart attack. He was 64.

In 1994, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts John Lennon, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart, the Grateful Dead, Elton John, the Animals, the Band, and Duane Eddy.

Vocalist/guitarist Dewey Bunnell of America was born in Yorkshire, England in 1951.

In 1946, Appalachian singer and actress Dolly Parton was born in Locust Ridge, Tenn.

In 1971, the court hears the Beatles' recording of "Helter Skelter" at the trial of Charles Manson. Manson claimed to have heard secret messages in the music that led him to order the murders of actress Sharon Tate and others. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words "helter skelter" were written on a mirror.

In 1957, Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "Jackie Gleason Show" .

In 1963, The Beatles appear on Thank Your Lucky Stars where they perform "Please Please Me." It was their first national U.K. TV appearance.

1976 saw The Beatles being offered $30 million to perform for one show by U.S. promoter Bill Sargent. Solo sets are OK but the group has to play together for a minimum of 20 minutes. The Beatles decline.

Denny Doherty, the angelic voice that carried the '60s folk-pop group The Mamas and Papas through such memorable hits as "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday", died January 19th, after suffering an aneurysm in his abdomen. He was 66.

In 1986, Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at a benefit for laid off 3M workers in Asbury Park, NJ. He sang a handful of songs including “My Hometown.”

In 1957, Pat Boone sang at Dwight Eisenhower's presidential inauguration ball.

In 1983, bassist Lamar Williams of the Allman Brothers Band died in Los Angeles of cancer. Williams had served in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange.

Today in 1974, the song "Show and Tell" by Al Wilson topped the charts and stayed there for a week.