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January 11 : This Day in Music History
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Debuts

1992 : Paul Simon becomes the first international performer to perform in Johannesburg, South Africa, since the lifting of the UN boycott. Simon had violated the UN ban by working with South African musicians years earlier.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1994 : Diana Ross makes Mr. Blackwell's Worst-Dressed List. Blackwell refers to her as "a Martian meter maid."
2009 : Bruce Springsteen wins Best Song from a Motion Picture for "The Wrestler" at the Golden Globe Awards. Mickey Rourke wins for Best Actor in a Drama for his work on the film.

Band Dynamics (1)

2013 : Power-pop R&B diva group Destiny's Child announce their official reunion to happen at the 2013 Superbowl, seven years after their split. The group had previously quit on a high note, complete with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (awarded March 28 2006) and winning a BET Award for "Best Group" in 2006, so the announced reunion generates considerable interest.

Births (12)

1895 : Laurens Hammond
1924 : Slim Harpo
1924 : Don Cherry
1933 : Goldie Hill
1942 : Clarence Clemons (E Street Band)
1943 : Tony Kaye (Yes)
1946 : Naomi Judd
1949 : Dennis Greene (The Kingsmen, Sha Na Na)
1958 : Vicki Peterson (The Bangles)
1968 : Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
1971 : Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers)
1971 : Mary J. Blige

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1966 : Herman's Hermits' album The Best of Herman's Hermits is certified gold.

Charts (3)

1964 : Billboard magazine publishes its first country and western album chart. At Number One: Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire album.
1964 : In spite of (or, perhaps, because of) being banned by some radio stations, The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" is #1 on the Cash Box chart.
1969 : Joe South's "Games People Play" enters the pop charts.

Deaths (5)

1973 : John Rostill (The Shadows)
2003 : Mickey Finn (T. Rex percussionist)
2005 : Jimmy Griffin (Bread)
2005 : Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage)
2013 : Jimmy O'Neill (host of ABC's Shindig!)

Debuts (2)

1964 : The Whisky-a-Go-Go opens at Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California, and quickly becomes a vital music venue. Some of the early acts to play the Whiskey include The Animals, The Doors and Otis Redding.
1992 : Paul Simon becomes the first international performer to perform in Johannesburg, South Africa, since the lifting of the UN boycott. Simon had violated the UN ban by working with South African musicians years earlier.

Good Deeds (1)

2013 : Re/Create, a charity event to aid victims of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, holds a celebrity clothing auction. Among the items auctioned off are duds donated by music celebrities, including an autographed pair of Yeezy II sunglasses from Kanye West, a WeSC jacket Skrillex wore to the 2012 Grammys, a Mugler bag donated by Lady Gaga, and a Sue Wong evening gown from Kelly Osbourne.

Health Issues (1)

2001 : Neil Sedaka undergoes emergency angioplasty at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Incidents (1)

1996 : In an ominous preview of his demise, Sonny Bono collides with another skier near Big Bear Lake, California, causing a chin injury that would require eleven stitches.

Legal Issues (1)

2000 : After serving half of his four-month sentence for possession of child pornography, Gary Glitter is released from a British jail.

Miscellaneous (1)

1972 : A notice in the British Government publication The London Gazette states that Reginald Dwight is abandoning his name and taking the name Elton Hercules John.

Recordings (6)

1928 : Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, "Ol’ Man River"
1956 : Elvis Presley: "I Was the One," "I'm Counting on You"
1956 : The Coasters: "Down in Mexico," "Turtle Dovin'"
1964 : Roger Miller: "Dang Me," "Chug-A-Lug"
1965 : The Beach Boys, "Do You Wanna Dance"
1967 : Jimi Hendrix, "Purple Haze"

Releases (1)

1969 : Jethro Tull, This Was
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