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Music History Calendar
January 13 : This Day in Music History
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TV, Radio, Press

2009 : Fox's American Idol debuts its fourth season, featuring record producer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi as the fourth, new judge of the show.
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Band Dynamics (1)

1941 : The Modernaires vocal group joins the Glenn Miller Orchestra on a permanent basis.

Births (9)

1884 : Sophie Tucker
1909 : Butter Jackson
1930 : Liz Anderson
1930 : Robert "Squirrel" Lester (The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Chi-Lites)
1947 : John Lees (Barclay James Harvest)
1954 : Trevor Rabin (Yes)
1955 : Fred White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1961 : Suggs aka Graham McPherson (Madness)
1970 : Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine)

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1978 : Elvis Presley's "My Way" is certified gold.
2011 : Ed Sheeran announces he has been signed to Atlantic Records.

Charts (3)

1968 : Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" enters the pop charts.
1973 : Carly Simon's album No Secrets hits #1.
2008 : Over five months after its release, Amy MacDonald's This Is The Life album reaches the top of the UK album charts.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1973 : Eric Clapton returns to the stage for the first time in about 18 months, playing the first of two all-star shows at the Rainbow Theater in London. Pete Townshend helped set up the shows to get Clapton out of his drug-induced depression. A highlight of both shows is Clapton performing on "Layla."

Deaths (1)

1979 : Donny Hathaway commits suicide at age 33 by jumping from the balcony of his 15th floor room at the Essex House hotel in New York City.

Good Deeds (1)

1970 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction.

Health Issues (1)

1968 : Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio laboratory reports that tests have determined rock and roll concerts cause noise damage in teenagers' ears.

Legal Issues (4)

1976 : Seven employees of Brunswick Records and Dakar Records are tried on charges of withholding more than $184,000 in artist royalties. The case is eventually thrown out, but the reputations of the defendants are irreparably damaged.
1979 : The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single "Y.M.C.A.," claiming that the song is defaming to the organization. The suit is later not only dropped, but the Y.M.C.A. adopts the song as their nonofficial commercial jingle after seeing the huge popularity boost the group brings them. Later the US Navy recruits Village People to try to work similar magic for Navy recruitment.
1986 : Ozzy Osbourne is taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who shot himself while listening to Ozzy's song "Suicide Solution." The parents claim that their son was driven to suicide by Ozzy's song. The court later throws the case out.
2003 : British police arrest The Who guitarist Pete Townshend as part of their "Operation Ore" sting operation to crack down on child pornography. Townshend admits to having indecent images of children, but insists that he was doing research for an upcoming book dealing with his own experience with sexual abuse. He is placed on the sex offenders' register for five years.

Recordings (3)

1938 : Allan Jones, "The Donkey Serenade"
1957 : Elvis Presley: "Mean Woman Blues," "Peace in the Valley," "I Beg of You," "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
1973 : Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert is recorded during a live concert in London that also featured Pete Townshend (The Who); Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Ric Grech and Rebop Kwaku Baah (Traffic); and Ronnie Wood (Faces).

Releases (1)

2015 : D'Angelo releases "Really Love," the lead single from the album Black Messiah.

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1963 : Bob Dylan appears on British television in a play called The Madhouse on Castle Street, where he has the role of a wandering musician. We'll have to take the word of those who saw it since no recording exists, but Dylan supposedly played "Blowin' In The Wind" during the show, which would be the first media appearance of the song.
2009 : Fox's American Idol debuts its fourth season, featuring record producer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi as the fourth, new judge of the show.
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