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This Day In Rock History: Jan 22nd

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  • 1964, The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.
  • 1966, The Beach Boys went into the studio to record ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album Pet Sounds.
  • 1967, The Monkees performed live for the very first time at The Cow Palace, San Francisco to a sell-out crowd.
  • 1972, David Bowie ‘came out’ as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker.
  • 1972, Don McLean’s album ‘American Pie’ started a seven week run at No.1 in the US album chart.
  • 1977, Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Wish’, his 5th US No.1, it made No.5 in the UK.
  • 1977, Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wings Over America’, Paul McCartney’s sixth US No.1 after The Beatles.
  • 1983, The new 24-hour music video network MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast of America after being picked up by Group W Cable, Los Angeles.
  • 1988, Faith No More made their live UK debut at Dingwalls, London at the start of a 13-date tour.
  • 1993, Metallica kicked off their 77-date Nowhere Else To Roam world tour at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1994, American actor and singer Telly Savalas died of prostate cancer aged 72. He scored the 1975 UK No.1 single ‘If’. Played Lt. Theo Kojak a bald New York City detective in the television series Kojak, with a fondness for lollipops and whose trademark line was “Who loves ya, baby?”
  • 1994, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘All For Love’, a No.2 hit in the UK. Taken from the film ‘The Three Musketeers’.
  • 2001, The Strokes released their first record ‘The Modern Age EP’ on Rough Trade records in the UK.
  • 2004, Ryan Adams broke a wrist after falling during a gig at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. Adam’s fell from the stage and suffered a fractured wrist. A fan said, ‘One minute he was on the stage and the next he had disappeared. He went down with a thud and we couldn’t believe he was trying to continue singing’.
  • 2005, One of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans at the sold-out concert.
  • 2006, Arctic Monkeys scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, from their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The song contains the line, “and he told Roxanne to put on her red light,” a reference to The Police song, Roxanne.
  • 2012, Adele broke an American chart record that has stood for years after being set by The Beatles and Pink Floyd. The singers second album 21 clocked up 16 weeks at No.1 on the US chart matching the success of the Titanic original soundtrack. ’21’, released last January had now beaten The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s and Pink Floyd’s The Wall which had previously held the accolade with runs of 15 weeks at No.1.
  • 2015, In the first successful celebrity case of its kind, Rihanna won a legal battle against UK high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image. The Court of Appeal in London upheld a ban on the store selling a sleeveless T-shirt featuring a photo of the star without obtaining her permission. The star had sued Topshop’s parent company Arcadia for $5m (£3.3m) back in 2013 over the T-shirts, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot in 2011.

Born on this day

  • 1931, Born on this day, Sam Cooke US soul singer (1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single with ‘You Send Me’ and a 1986 UK No.2 single with ‘Wonderful World’, which was first released in 1960). Cooke died on December 11th 1964.
  • 1940, Born on this day, Addie Harris, vocals, The Shirelles, (1961 US No.1 & UK No. 4 single ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’). She died on 10th June 1982.
  • 1947, Born on this day, Malcolm Mclaren, manager of the Sex Pistols and solo artist, (1983 UK No.3 single ‘Double Dutch’). Died aged 64 from cancer on 8th April 2010.
  • 1949, Born on this day, Nigel Pegrum, Steeleye Span, UK folk group, (1975 UK No.5 single ‘All Around My Hat’).
  • 1953, Born on this day, Steve Perry, vocals, Journey, (1982 US No.2 single ‘Open Arms’, solo 1984 US No.3 single, Oh, Sherrie’).
  • 1960, Born on this day, Michael Hutchence, vocals, INXS, (1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single ‘Need You Tonight’). 1987 album ‘Kick’ has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; ‘Need You Tonight,’ ‘Devil Inside’, ‘New Sensation,’ and ‘Never Tear Us Apart.’ Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney on 22nd Nov 1997 age 37. Hutchence body was found naked behind the door to his room, he had apparently hanged himself.
  • 1965, Born on this day, Roachford, UK singer, (1989 UK No.4 single ‘Cuddly Toy’).
  • 1965, Born on this day, Steven Adler, drums, Guns N’ Roses, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’). He appeared in the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, as well as on the first season of its spin-off Sober House.

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