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January 14 : This Day in Music History
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TV, Radio, Press

1973 : Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert is broadcast live on the Intelsat IV satellite to an estimated one billion people in forty countries around the world - but not the United States or England. The concert is released as a double album later in the year.
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Band Dynamics (2)

1966 : David Jones issues his first recording under the name "David Bowie." Jones changed his last name to Bowie in order to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones. The single is called "Can't Help Thinking About Me" and is credited to David Bowie and the Lower Third.
1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.

Births (14)

1908 : Russ Columbo
1917 : Billy Butterfield
1929 : Billy Walker
1931 : Caterina Valente
1936 : Clarence Carter
1937 : Billie Jo Spears
1938 : Allen Toussaint
1938 : Jack Jones
1948 : T-Bone Burnett
1948 : Tim Harris (The Foundations)
1959 : Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
1959 : Chas Smith (Madness)
1968 : LL Cool J
1969 : Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

Certifications and Milestones (3)

1975 : Joe Walsh's So What is certified gold.
1975 : Three Dog Night's Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits is certified gold.
1989 : The soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing reaches sales of ten million copies, which is now known as Diamond certification. The movie was set in 1963, and the soundtrack contained songs from that era along with new ones like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which were written for the film.

Charts (4)

1950 : The Andrews Sisters' "I Can Dream, Can't I?" hits #1.
1956 : Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" enters the pop charts, giving him his first hit. Pat Boone's version of the song ends up charting higher, making #12 to Richard's #17.
1978 : Player's "Baby Come Back" hits #1.
1978 : Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album hits #1 for a record 31st week on the US chart.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1967 : The world's first "Be-In" takes place at Golden Gate Park's polo fields in San Franscisco, California, gathering more than 25,000 people. Performers include Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, and Big Brother & The Holding Company.
1970 : At the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Diana Ross performs her last show with The Supremes.

Deaths (2)

1676 : Francesco Cavalli
1992 : Jerry Nolan of The Heartbreakers and New York Dolls dies from a stroke while being treated for meningitis and pneumonia.

Legal Issues (1)

1973 : The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh is arrested for possession of drugs in California.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1999 : Model Jerry Hall files for divorce from her husband, The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger.

Miscellaneous (3)

1960 : United States Army Corporal Elvis Presley (53310761) receives a promotion to Sergeant.
1970 : John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs are exhibited publicly in London (and removed by Scotland Yard two days later).
2008 : Daughtry creates an uproar when he bad-mouthes American Idol, saying the show is on the "decline." Randy Jackson refutes Daughtry's comment, but the show would later suffer yet another season of declining ratings.

Movies (1)

1969 : The Monterey Pop Concert film opens in Los Angeles, California.

Music and Politics (1)

2014 : Bruce Springsteen appears on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he performs a reworked version of "Born To Run" titled "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam." In the song, Springsteen mocks a scandal where New Jersey governor Chris Christie's staff shut down parts of a road to retaliate against a mayor who didn't endorse him. "You're killing the working man who's stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam," Springsteen sings.

Recordings (2)

1936 : Harriet Hilliard, "Get Thee Behind Me Satan"
1957 : Elvis Presley, "Wearin' That Loved On Look," "You'll Think of Me," "I'm Movin' On."

Releases (1)

1992 : R. Kelly and Public Service Announcement, Born into the 90's.

TV, Radio, Press (5)

1973 : Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert is broadcast live on the Intelsat IV satellite to an estimated one billion people in forty countries around the world - but not the United States or England. The concert is released as a double album later in the year.
1984 : Madonna makes her first appearance on American Bandstand. When asked by Dick Clark about her ambitions (blonde or otherwise), the singer replies: "To rule the world."
1997 : The Beach Boys guest star on an epsiode of the ABC sitcom Home Improvement.
2000 : We find the father of Melissa Etheridge's two children when Rolling Stone reports that David Crosby is the surrogate father.
2000 : Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication.
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