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January 16 : This Day in Music History
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1988 : George Harrison hits #1 with "Got My Mind Set On You," becoming the act with the longest time between #1 hits - it was 24 years since "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)." The Beach Boys would break this record when "Kokomo" hit #1.
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Awards and Honors (5)

1979 : Roger Miller sings a medley of songs on The Muppet Show. He also sings "In the Summertime" in a patch of musically skilled watermelons and drops the bombshell news that he, like the all-chicken cast of Vet's Hospital, once suffered from "Cluckitis."
1991 : The Sixth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include LaVern Baker, The Byrds, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed, and Ike and Tina Turner.
1999 : At the inaugural ball for Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, America plays "Ventura Highway." Warren Zevon and Delbert McClinton also perform.
2002 : A section of Interstate 80 in California is renamed the "Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway."
2006 : The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States.

Births (14)

1909 : Ethel Merman
1929 : G.T. Hogan
1937 : Bob Bogle (The Ventures)
1939 : Ray Phillips (Nashville Teens)
1942 : Bill Francis (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
1942 : Barbara Lynn
1943 : Ronnie Milsap
1944 : Jim Stafford
1948 : John Carpenter
1950 : Damo Suzuki
1959 : Sade
1962 : Paul Webb (Talk Talk)
1966 : Maxine Jones (En Vogue)
1979 : Aaliyah (Aaliyah Haughton) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

Charts (3)

1957 : Elvis Presley's "Too Much" enters the pop charts.
1965 : The Temptations' "My Girl" enters the pop charts.
1988 : George Harrison hits #1 with "Got My Mind Set On You," becoming the act with the longest time between #1 hits - it was 24 years since "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)." The Beach Boys would break this record when "Kokomo" hit #1.

Concerts and Festivals (5)

1938 : Benny Goodman brings jazz to New York City's Carnegie Hall for the first time with a concert there. When asked how long an intermission he wanted, Goodman joked, "How much does Toscanini get?"
1975 : Sly and the Family Stone fail to attract much notice with their eight-show, six-night "comeback" bid at Radio City Music Hall.
1988 : Tina Turner performs at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro to a sell-out crowd of 180,000 - at the time, this sets a new record for attendance at a performance of a solo artist.
1996 : Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th show in Las Vegas.
2008 : Radiohead is slated to perform a free gig at a small record store in London, but nearly 1,500 fans turn up, forcing the band to move the show to a nearby club.

Deaths (3)

1972 : David Seville (The Chipmunks)
1973 : Clara Ward
1975 : Paul Beaver (Beaver and Krause)

Debuts (1)

1957 : The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool. It would become the proving ground for The Beatles.

Incidents (1)

1996 : Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane Hemisphere Dancer is shot at by Jamaican authorities after being mistaken for a drug smuggler's plane. Buffett and U2's Bono, also on board, are unhurt. The incident inspires Buffett's song "Jamaica Mistaica."

Legal Issues (3)

1970 : John Lennon's "Bag One" exhibit at the Arts Gallery in London is closed down by Scotland Yard. The original Lennon lithographs in the exhibit are ruled obscene. Eight prints are confiscated.
1980 : Paul McCartney packs about half a pound of marijuana in his luggage, which lands him 10 days in a Tokyo jail upon arrival. He had the weed in New York and wanted to bring it with him to smoke on tour, saying, "This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought I'd take it with me."
2015 : Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin is arrested at the Denver International Airport after he takes a baggage carousel for a joyride into a restricted area. A local fan bails him out, but the band is still hours late for their performance, and an angry promoter tells the audience he will never book the act again.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1979 : Cher's divorce from Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers becomes final.

Movies (1)

1992 : Mick Jagger attends the premiere of his film Freejack at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Recordings (7)

1932 : Duke Ellington, "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)"
1942 : Kay Kyser, "A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)"
1957 : Little Richard, "Lucille"
1958 : Elvis Presley: "Dixieland Rock," "Lover Doll," "Don't Ask Me Why," "As Long As I Have You," "Steadfast, Loyal and True"
1968 : Elvis Presley: "Goin' Home," "Stay Away"
1975 : McCartney and Wings arrive in New Orleans to begin sessions on their Venus and Mars album at Allen Toussaint's Sea Saint studios. They would stay through Mardi Gras.
1992 : Eric Clapton records Eric Clapton Unplugged for MTV. The album would go on to win six Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year.

Releases (1)

1965 : The Guess Who, Shakin' All Over

TV, Radio, Press (5)

1960 : In Britain, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent appear together on ITV's pop show Boy Meets Girl.
1965 : Beatles manager Brian Epstein, in Britain's Melody Maker magazine, is quoted as saying "I give The Beatles two or three years more at the top."
1971 : At a press conference in Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley declares that "I don't go along with music advocating drugs and desecration of the flag. I think an entertainer is for entertaining and to make people happy."
1976 : The television variety show Donny and Marie, starring Donny and Marie Osmond, debuts on ABC.
1981 : The sitcom Harper Valley P.T.A., based on Jeannie C. Riley's hit song, debuts on NBC.
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