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January 23 : This Day in Music History
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Awards and Honors

1986 : The first inductees into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame include Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1986 : The first inductees into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame include Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.

Births (10)

1910 : Jean "Django" Reinhardt
1938 : Eugene Church
1948 : Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters)
1948 : Joe Dowell
1948 : Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers)
1950 : Bill Cunningham (The Box Tops)
1950 : Danny Federici (E Street Band)
1953 : Robin Wayne Zander (Cheap Trick) in Beloit, Wisconsin.
1955 : Reggie Calloway (Calloway)
1959 : Earl Falconer (UB40)

Charts (2)

1971 : My Sweet Lord gives George Harrison the distinction of being the first former Beatle with a #1 solo single.
1977 : Carole King's Tapestry sets a record: 302 weeks on the Billboard chart.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1959 : 6,000 teenagers attend the first night of the ill-fated Winter Dance Party with Buddy Holly at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee (despite temperatures of 17 below and 13 inches of snow).

Deaths (5)

1978 : Terry Kath (Chicago)
1981 : Samuel Barber
1990 : Original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins dies of pneumonia. He was in ill health for several years after a car accident.
1997 : Richard Berry
1997 : Billy MacKenzie (Associates)

Legal Issues (2)

1970 : Judy Collins is refused permission to sing testimony at the infamous "Chicago 7" trial.
1991 : On January 23, 1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played the Led Zeppelin song "Staiway To Heaven" for 24 solid hours to inaugurate a format change to Classic Rock. It played more than 200 times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police showed up with guns drawn after a listener reported that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, later because of suspicion that - this being 8 days into the Gulf War - the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. Weirdest of all, lots of listeners didn't move the dial: "Turns out a lot of people listened to see when we would finally stop playing it."

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1979 : Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys divorces his wife Marilyn (one-time member of the Honeys and mother of Wendy and Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips).

Movies (1)

1957 : Bill Haley & his Comets attend the Australian premiere of their movie Don't Knock The Rock while on tour there.

Recordings (2)

1960 : The Paradons, "Diamonds And Pearls"
1962 : Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco
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