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January 2 : This Day in Music History
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1971 : George Harrison's All Things Must Pass begins a seven-week run at the top of the US albums chart.
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Band Dynamics (2)

1969 : The Beatles begin work on what will be their Let It Be album and accompanying film. The project is filled with tension as the band quarrels over the songs and the direction of the band. Both the film and the album are eventually released after the band breaks up.
1978 : Two months after quitting the band, Ozzy Osbourne rejoins Black Sabbath.

Births (7)

1905 : Composer Michael Tippett - known for the 1955 opera The Midsummer Marriage, among many other notable works - is born in Cornwall, England.
1930 : Pop singer Julius LaRosa - known for '50s hits like "Anywhere I Wander" and "Eh Cumpari" - is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1936 : Country singer-songwriter Roger Miller - known for crossover hits like 1964's "King of the Road" - is born in Fort Worth, Texas.
1946 : Chick Churchill (keyboardist for Ten Years After) is born Michael George Churchill in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.
1954 : Glenn Goins (singer, guitarist for Parliament, Funkadelic) is born in Plainfield, New Jersey.
1975 : Doug Robb (lead singer for Hoobastank) is born in Agoura Hills, California.
1981 : Kelton "Little Drummer Boy" Kessee (drummer for Immature) is born in Los Angeles, California. He would get his first drum kit at age 6.

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1926 : The first edition of the legendary British music magazine Melody Maker is published, promising news and information for "all who are interested in the production of popular music."

Charts (5)

1954 : Eddie Fisher's "Oh! My Pa-Pa" hits #1.
1965 : Elvis Presley's soundtrack LP Roustabout hits #1.
1971 : George Harrison's All Things Must Pass begins a seven-week run at the top of the US albums chart.
1999 : Isaac Hayes suddenly finds himself with his first UK hit in years when the novelty song "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" done under the pseudonym Chef, his character on TV's South Park, hits #1.
2010 : Kesha's first single, "TiK ToK," hits #1, where it would stay for nine weeks, making it the longest-running chart-topper of 2010.

Deaths (6)

1974 : Country singer and actor Tex Ritter dies of a heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 68. His first of many hits was 1944's "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You."
1981 : David Lynch (of The Platters) dies of cancer at age 51 in Long Beach, California.
1997 : Randy California (guitarist for Spirit) drowns at age 45 while rescuing his 12-year-old son from a rip current in Molokai, Hawaii.
2000 : Jazz cornet and trumpet player Nat Adderley dies of complications from diabetes at age 68.
2003 : Pop singer Edward Farran (The Arbors) dies of kidney failure at age 74.
2014 : Jay Traynor

Debuts (2)

1842 : The opera Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner premieres in Dresden.
1950 : Sam Phillips opens the Memphis Recording Service, which he will later rename Sun Studio. Among the artists to record there is Elvis Presley, who gets his start recording with Phillips.

Legal Issues (2)

1968 : A shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album Two Virgins is confiscated at Newark airport, as its cover, showing the couple naked, is deemed pornographic. The album is later sold in America in brown wrappers.
1975 : US District Court judge Richard Owen allows John Lennon and his counsel access to his FBI files in his ongoing deportation case, on Lennon's suspicion that the deportation attempt is politically motivated.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1985 : Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones marries his second wife, Jo Karslake, in Buckinghamshire, England, with guests Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, and the other members of the Stones (except Mick).

Miscellaneous (2)

1955 : In Memphis, the funeral is held for Blues star Johnny Ace, who accidentally shot himself on December 25, 1954. His pallbearers include Junior Parker and Roscoe Gordon.
2008 : With talk of a Kinks reunion in the air, the band's guitarist, Dave Davies, takes to the Internet to share his feelings: "It would be like a poor remake of Night Of The Living Dead."

Music and Politics (1)

1962 : An upcoming appearance by The Weavers on NBC-TV's influential Tonight Show, with host Jack Parr, is canceled after the left-leaning folkies refuse to sign a statement denying any involvement with the US Communist Party.

Releases (1)

1941 : The Andrews Sisters release "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
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