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January 28 : This Day in Music History
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1985 : With the stars in town for the American Music Awards, "We Are The World" is recorded in Los Angeles, with cameras rolling for the video. Among those taking part: Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, The Jacksons, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.
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Band Dynamics (2)

1966 : Brian Poole announces his departure from The Tremeloes.
2008 : Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix confirms drummer, Dave Buckner, has left the band. A statement released by the frontman says: "For y'all that don't know, we had to split with Dave, our drummer. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. He's taking this time to get his life together. We are still friends and still talk on a regular basis."

Births (15)

1193 : Bill Phillips
1878 : Hymn composer William Matthew Golden is born William M. Golding in Mississippi to James Golding and Camella Hood Golding.
1927 : Ronnie Scott
1929 : Mr. Acker Bilk
1943 : Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things)
1944 : Brian Keenan (Manfred Mann, the Chambers Brothers)
1946 : Rick Allen (The Box Tops, The Gentrys)
1948 : Corky Laing (Mountain)
1968 : Rakim
1968 : DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill)
1968 : Sarah McLahlan
1977 : Tweety (Next)
1977 : Joseph Fatone
1980 : Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys)
1982 : Jackson Browne's second child - a son named Ryan - is born. The mother is Lynne Sweeney, an Australian model and Browne's second wife. Ryan would become a musician, performing in the band Sonny & the Sunsets.

Charts (1)

1978 : The Manhattans' "Am I Losing You" enters the soul charts.

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1955 : The "Top 10 R&B Show" package tour kicks off its 42-date, 60-day national excursion in New York City, featuring The Clovers, Faye Adams, The Charms, Joe Turner, The Moonglows, Lowell Fulson, and The Bill Doggett Trio.
1996 : Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, AZ.
2001 : Ray Charles sings "America The Beautiful" at Superbowl XXXV in Tampa. The Backstreet Boys sing the US National Anthem.

Deaths (5)

1976 : Chris Kenner
1983 : Billy Fury
2004 : Mel Pritchard, drummer for the British prog rock band, Barclay James Harvest, dies of a heart attack aged just 56.
2005 : Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
2009 : Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Incidents (2)

1968 : During their tour in Australia, members of The Who and The Small Faces, among others, are escorted off their flight from Adelaide to Essendon for drinking beer on the plane, being rowdy, and using "very bad language." Two of the flight's four attendants are said to be in tears.
1984 : The legendary Nina Simone tells NME she was forced to record her 1978 album Baltimore under duress when she was kidnapped by five men and held in a basement for three days without food or water. She would retract the statement later.

Legal Issues (3)

1953 : Derek Bentley is hanged for the murder of Police Constable Sidney Miles, who on November 2, 1952, was shot dead on a Croydon rooftop by 16-year-old Christopher Craig. Christopher Craig, too young to be executed, was paroled in 1963. The murder and trial later become the topic of the Ewan MacColl song "Ballad Of Derek Bentley."
1968 : Jim Morrison (The Doors) is arrested after threatening a security guard at an adult movie theater.
2004 : James Brown is arrested on charges of domestic violence in Beech Island, SC.

Miscellaneous (2)

1978 : By request, Ted Nugent carves his autograph into the arm of a fan using his bowie knife.
1990 : Aaron Neville performs the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIV in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Movies (1)

1954 : The biopic The Glenn Miller Story premieres in London.

Recordings (3)

1927 : Jean Goldkette and His Dancing Orchestra, "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover"
1969 : The Beatles: "Dig A Pony," "Get Back," "Don't Let Me Down," "I've Got A Feeling," "One After 909"
1985 : With the stars in town for the American Music Awards, "We Are The World" is recorded in Los Angeles, with cameras rolling for the video. Among those taking part: Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, The Jacksons, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.

TV, Radio, Press (4)

1956 : Elvis Presley makes his television debut on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. Backed by the house band, he sings "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Heartbreak Hotel." The national furor over Presley would not erupt, however, until subsequent appearances on Milton Berle and Steve Allen's shows.
1965 : The Who make their UK TV debut when they appear on the show Ready Steady Go! to promote their single "I Can't Explain."
1978 : The Doobie Brothers guest star on an episode of ABC's What's Happening!
1996 : Chris Isaak guest-stars in the Friends episode “The One After the Superbowl.” Isaak plays Phoebe's date, Rob Donnen.
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