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January 15 : This Day in Music History
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1967 : Mick Jagger does as he's told and sings "Let's Spend The Night Together" as "Let's Spend Some Time Together" when The Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Jagger rolls his eyes derisively when he sings the altered line.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1992 : Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & the MG's, The Isley Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave, and The Yardbirds are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Band Dynamics (1)

1976 : Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon on guitar for Eagles.

Births (9)

1909 : Gene Krupa
1929 : Earl Hooker
1941 : Captain Beefheart
1942 : Edward Bivins (The Manhattans)
1949 : Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1951 : Charo
1951 : Martha Davis (The Motels)
1952 : Melvyn Gale (Electric Light Orchestra)
1967 : Lisa Velez (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam)

Certifications and Milestones (5)

1961 : The Supremes sign with Motown Records.
1964 : The King and I soundtrack album is certified gold.
1966 : The Rolling Stones' December's Children album is certified gold.
1968 : John Fred and the Playboy Band's "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" is certified gold.
1974 : Brownsville Station's "Smokin' In The Boys' Room" is certified gold.

Charts (4)

1966 : The Supremes' "My World is Empty Without You" enters the pop charts.
1972 : Don McLean's "American Pie" hits #1 US for the first of four weeks. The single runs 8:36 - you have to flip the 45 over to hear all of it.
1977 : Leo Sayer's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" hits #1.
1977 : The Eagles' Hotel California album hits #1, taking over the top spot from Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life.

Deaths (4)

1992 : Dee Murray (The Elton John Band)
1993 : Sammy Cahn
1994 : Harry Nilsson, known by the mononym Nilsson, dies of heart failure at age 52, nearly one year after suffering a massive heart attack.
2011 : Fred Sanders Jr.

Good Deeds (1)

2005 : Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia.

Health Issues (2)

1998 : James Brown is admitted to a South Carolina hospital for addiction to painkillers.
2010 : Charlie Daniels is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. Daniels will recover and be released from the hospital two days later.

Incidents (1)

1982 : Harry Casey (the KC in KC and the Sunshine Band) is partially paralyzed in a Miami car crash. His recovery takes the better part of a year.

Legal Issues (2)

1964 : In Chicago, Capitol records obtains an injuction which prohibits Vee-Jay Records from manufacturing or distributing any further Beatles records. Vee-Jay files suit against Capitol and Swan, which owned the rights to "She Loves You."
2003 : In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lou Rawls is arrested on one count of battery against his girlfriend.

Movies (1)

1967 : The film The Fastest Guitar Alive, starring Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley, premieres in New York City.

Music and Politics (1)

1981 : Stevie Wonder leads a rally in Washington to get Martin Luther King's birthday declared an official holiday. He performs his song "Happy Birthday," written for King, which becomes a rallying call for the movement.

Recordings (5)

1942 : The Glen Gray Orchestra, "It’s the Talk of the Town"
1958 : Elvis Presley: "Hard Headed Woman," "Trouble," "New Orleans," "King Creole," "Crawfish"
1967 : The Buckinghams, "Don't You Care"
1969 : Elvis Presley: "A Little Bit of Green," "Gentle On My Mind"
1971 : Chase, "Get It On"

Releases (3)

1965 : The Who's first single "I Can't Explain" is released in the UK.
1971 : George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord"
1977 : David Bowie releases Low. It the first of three albums produced with the help of Brian Eno in which Bowie explores electronic music. Much of the album is instrumental.

TV, Radio, Press (4)

1967 : Mick Jagger does as he's told and sings "Let's Spend The Night Together" as "Let's Spend Some Time Together" when The Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Jagger rolls his eyes derisively when he sings the altered line.
1974 : With '50s nostalgia trending, Happy Days premieres on ABC with "Rock Around The Clock" as its theme song.
1992 : On an episode of the TV variety show Entertainment Tonight, pop star Brenda Lee criticizes the selections for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, noting the lack of female talent - such as The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, and Connie Francis. She calls them "the women who pioneered rock and roll" and points out that they're just as important as the men. Lee's remarks and others like her do eventually break the "glass ceiling" of rock recognition and Lee herself goes on to be included in several halls of fame recognizing her music talents. It never hurts to ask, does it?
1994 : Counting Crows are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing "Mr. Jones" and "Round Here." The appearance sparks sales of their debut album and sends radio stations scrambling to add the songs to their playlists. Despite this breakthrough appearance, the band was never asked back for the show.
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