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January 20 : This Day in Music History
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Incidents

1982 : Ozzy Osbourne gets a rabies shot after biting off the head of a live bat, thinking it was one of the rubber ones he used in his act.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1988 : The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, and The Supremes are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the third class. Mike Love of The Beach Boys gives a Ricky Gervais-at-the-Golden Globes-style speech, insulting many in attendance.

Births (17)

1888 : Leadbelly
1922 : Ray Anthony
1924 : Slim Whitman
1926 : David Tudor
1933 : Earl Grant
1935 : Buddy Blake
1941 : Ron Townson (The 5th Dimension)
1944 : Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1945 : Eric Stewart (The Mindbenders, 10cc)
1947 : George Grantham (Poco)
1948 : Melvin Pritchard (Barclay James Harvest)
1951 : Randy California (Spirit)
1952 : Paul Stanley of Kiss is born Stanley Harvey Eisen in Queens, New York.
1952 : Ian Hill (Judas Priest)
1955 : Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
1979 : Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park)
1985 : Country singer Brantley Gilbert is born in Jefferson, Georgia.

Charts (2)

1957 : Ricky Nelson's album Ricky hits #1.
1968 : John Fred and His Playboy Band's "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" hits #1.

Deaths (7)

1965 : Alan Freed, who brought black music to a white audience as a DJ and concert promoter in Cleveland and New York, dies at age 41 of cirrhosis. Caught up in the Payola scandal, Freed's brother says he "died of a broken heart because they took his microphone away."
1998 : Bob McBride (Lighthouse)
1999 : Bill Albaugh (The Lemon Pipers)
2009 : David "Fathead" Newman
2012 : Etta James
2013 : Bob Engemann (The Lettermen)
2015 : Edgar Froese (drummer for Tangerine Dream) dies of a pulmonary embolism at age 70 in Austria.

Incidents (2)

1973 : Jerry Lee Lewis makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, telling the crowd at the end of his set: "Let me tell ya somethin' about Jerry Lee Lewis, ladies and gentlemen; I am a rock 'n' rollin', country-and-western, rhythm 'n' blues-singin’ mothaf---er."
1982 : Ozzy Osbourne gets a rabies shot after biting off the head of a live bat, thinking it was one of the rubber ones he used in his act.

Innovations (1)

1962 : Dick Dale's guitar instrumental "Let's Go Trippin'" hits #60, becoming the first Surf Rock song to chart. Many groups, including The Beach Boys, would subsequently cover the song.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1971 : Diana Ross marries Bob Silberstein.

Movies (1)

1958 : Elvis Presley receives his draft notice in Memphis, Tennessee. It allows a sixty-day deferment for the King to finish his film King Creole.

Recordings (4)

1942 : Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, "Who Wouldn’t Love You"
1967 : The Beatles, A Day In The Life
1967 : Arthur Conley, Sweet Soul Music
1969 : Elvis Presley, In The Ghetto

Releases (4)

1958 : The Silhouettes, Get A Job
1964 : The Beatles first American album is released: Meet the Beatles!
1967 : The Rolling Stones, Between The Buttons
2009 : Bon Iver releases Blood Bank, a four-track EP and follow up to the hugely-successful For Emma, Forever Ago. The song "Woods," which features on the EP, will go on to be sampled by Kanye West on his track "Lost in the World."

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1965 : The Rolling Stones and The Kinks both make their debut on ABC's Shindig! along with guests Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Bobby Vee, Bobby Sherman and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
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