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January 12 : This Day in Music History
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Awards and Honors

1993 : At the Eighth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Cream (who reunite on stage for the event), Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & the teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly & the Family Stone are welcomed into the hall.
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Awards and Honors (3)

1993 : At the Eighth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Cream (who reunite on stage for the event), Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & the teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly & the Family Stone are welcomed into the hall.
1995 : The Tenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vendellas, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.
1998 : The Thirteenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & The Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana, and Gene Vincent.

Band Dynamics (2)

1979 : Drummer Aynsley Dunbar replaces John Barbata in Jefferson Starship.
2013 : Black Sabbath, complete with their newly reunited original frontman Ozzy Osbourne, officially announce the upcoming release of the album 13, the first Black Sabbath album in 18 years (since 1995's Forbidden).

Births (19)

1904 : Mississippi Fred McDowell
1905 : Tex Ritter
1926 : Ray Price
1928 : Ruth Brown
1930 : Glenn Yarbrough (The Limeliters)
1939 : William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys)
1941 : Long John Baldry
1945 : Maggie Bell (Stone the Crows)
1946 : Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone)
1951 : Chris Bell (Big Star)
1954 : Felipe Rose (The Indian from Village People)
1956 : George Duke
1957 : Tommy Ardolino (NRBQ)
1959 : Per Gessle (Roxette)
1960 : Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows)
1966 : Rob Zombie (White Zombie)
1968 : Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan)
1974 : Melanie Chisholm (The Spice Girls)
1992 : The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and wife Jerry Hall become the proud parents of their third child, Georgia May Ayeesha.

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1968 : The Doors' album Strange Days is certified gold.
1977 : Stephen Stills and Neil Young's album Long May You Run is certified gold.

Charts (6)

1963 : The Cascades' "Rhythm Of The Rain" enters the pop charts.
1963 : Steve Lawrence's "Go Away Little Girl" hits #1.
1974 : Steve Miller's "The Joker" hits #1.
1974 : Jim Croce's album You Don't Mess Around with Jim hits #1.
1991 : "I Touch Myself" by Australian new wave girl group Divinyls hits #1 on the Australian ARIA chart, #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #10 on the UK charts. This is a landmark event, as the song deals very frankly with female libido and sexual desire - not just as the passive object of a male.
2008 : Good Charlotte's "Dance Floor Anthem (I Don't Wanna Be in Love)" peaks at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1975 : The nine-city, eighteen-date Warner Brothers Music Show European package tour begins, featuring Little Feat, Tower Of Power, The Doobie Brothers, and more. Little Feat develop a large cult following during this tour.

Deaths (3)

2003 : Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees)
2004 : Randy VanWarmer
2009 : Macavine Hayes

Debuts (1)

1723 : The opera Ottone by George Frideric Handel premieres in London.

Good Deeds (1)

1981 : The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) donates several rock record albums to the Library of Congress, including Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and KISS' Alive!

Incidents (1)

2002 : Adam Ant, suffering from manic depression, is arrested after bringing a starter pistol to a London pub and threatening to shoot customers. He got the pistol after some customers were poking fun at him for his clothing.

Legal Issues (2)

1991 : Johnny Paycheck is released from prison after serving two years of a seven-year sentence for a barroom shooting. Ohio Governor Richard Celeste had commuted his sentence upon leaving office.
2012 : Lou Reed and John Cale of The Velvet Underground sue the Andy Warhol Foundation for licensing the iconic banana logo Warhol created for the band to third parties.

Miscellaneous (1)

1959 : Berry Gordy, who had a hit as a songwriter with "Lonely Teardrops," launches the Tamla Record Company with $800 he borrowed from his family. A year later, he changes the label's name to Motown Records.

Recordings (6)

1939 : The Ink Spots, "If I Didn’t Care"
1957 : Elvis Presley: "All Shook Up," "Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do," "I Believe," "Tell Me Why"
1958 : Eddie Cochran, "Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie"
1964 : Elvis Presley: "Memphis, Tennessee," "Ask Me," "It Hurts Me"
1967 : The Beatles, "Penny Lane"
1968 : The Beatles, "The Inner Light"

Releases (3)

1955 : Etta James, "The Wallflower"
1963 : The Beatles, "Please Please Me" (UK)
1969 : Hard rock/heavy metal group Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, creating an entirely new interpretation of the rock and roll genre and establishing the band's unique fusion of blues and rock. The song "Dazed And Confused" is considered the classic of the record, alongside other songs such as "Communication Breakdown," "Good Times Bad Times," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," and "How Many More Times."

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1963 : On his way back from Italy in a search for estranged girlfriend Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan records the radio play Madhouse on Castle Street in London for the BBC. It features his first recorded rendition of "Blowin' In The Wind" and his only recorded version of the original "Swan on the River." In the drama, Dylan plays a folk singer.
1965 : NBC television airs the first episode of the pop show Hullabaloo! which was designed to compete with ABC's popular Shindig show. The first broadcast featured guests The New Christy Minstrels, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Zombies (introduced by Brian Epstein), and Woody Allen.
1965 : The Supremes guest star on an epsiode of NBC's Tarzan, playing a trio of nuns.
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