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January 26 : This Day in Music History
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1970 : John Lennon writes and records Instant Karma all in one day, calling in Phil Spector to produce the song.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1998 : In a big surprise upset at the American Music Awards, rapper Puff Daddy loses in all five categories in which he is nominated for an award.

Band Dynamics (1)

2015 : Blink-182 announces Tom DeLonge's resignation, the same day that bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker slam DeLonge in a tell-all Rolling Stone interview. They claim the vocalist/guitarist will only communicate with them via email or through his manager, and his constant flakiness has kept them from recording new music. Barker adds: "It's hard to cover for someone who's disrespectful and ungrateful."

Births (19)

1908 : Stephane Grappelli
1913 : Anne Jeffreys
1913 : Jimmy Van Heusen
1922 : Page Cavanaugh
1932 : Claude Gray ("The Tall Texan")
1934 : Huey "Piano" Smith
1943 : Jean Knight
1945 : Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention)
1948 : Corky Laing (Mountain )
1949 : Derek Holt (The Climax Blues Band)
1951 : David Briggs (The Little River Band)
1951 : Andy Hummell (Big Star)
1953 : Lucinda Williams
1957 : Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
1958 : Norman Hassan (UB40)
1958 : Anita Baker
1963 : DJ Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) is born Trevor Beresford Romeo in Hornsey, London, England.
1963 : Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!)
1970 : Kirk Franklin

Charts (3)

1963 : The Rooftop Singers' Walk Right In hits #1
1964 : The Four Seasons' Walk Like A Man enters the pop charts
1974 : Ringo Starr's "You're Sixteen" hits #1

Concerts and Festivals (6)

1966 : When Manfred Mann's lead singer, Paul Jones, falls ill, The Animals' Eric Burdon fills in at this evening's concert at the Marquee in London.
1970 : The Ourimbah rock festival, Australia's first, opens to an audience of 11,000. The festival results in 26 arrests.
1970 : Elvis Presley introduces "An American Trilogy" into his performances at the Las Vegas Hilton.
1972 : Elvis Presley begins wearing one-piece jumpsuits during his gigs at the International Hotel, Las Vegas.
1974 : The Doobie Brothers begin their first European tour in London.
1997 : ZZ Top, James Brown, and the "Blues Brothers" perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show in New Orleans.

Deaths (3)

1947 : Grace Moore
2011 : Gladys Horton (The Marvelettes)
2013 : Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (The Ohio Players)

Debuts (2)

1790 : The Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte opens at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
1934 : Formerly home to burlesque shows, The Apollo Theater in Harlem becomes a music venue, christening their new format with a jazz variety show featuring mostly black performers, including the Benny Carter Orchestra and Mabel Scott.

Good Deeds (1)

2008 : Weezer's Rivers Cuomo takes part in the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra charity soccer match benefiting the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the Mia Hamm Foundation in Carson, California.

Incidents (3)

1977 : Original Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Peter Green is committed to a mental hospital after threatening an accountant with an air rifle. The accountant was trying to deliver a royalty check, which Green insisted he didn't want.
1977 : Patti Smith falls off the stage during a performance, sustaining a head injury that requires 22 stitches.
1986 : Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins is left paralyzed from a car accident that kills his female companion. He can't play with the re-formed band the next year, but chooses his replacement: Randall Hall.

Legal Issues (1)

2015 : Chris Brown postpones his Between the Sheets tour on judge's orders to stay put in California due to a probation violation earlier in the month. The rapper tells Twitter followers that he must complete his last 100 hours of community service before he can embark on the 26-city tour of the US with Kendrick Lamar.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1977 : Ginger Alden, who was Elvis Presley's fiance at the time of his death, claims that Elvis proposed to her on this day.

Miscellaneous (1)

2011 : Wilco announce the launch of their own label, dBpm Records. The band state the label will put out all future Wilco releases "and more."

Movies (1)

1970 : Ringo Starr's film The Magic Christian premieres in Beverly Hills, CA.

Recordings (1)

1970 : John Lennon writes and records Instant Karma all in one day, calling in Phil Spector to produce the song.

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1975 : The BBC airs the David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor. At the time of filming, Bowie was addicted to cocaine and the footage shows Bowie's fragile mental state.
2015 : Nick Jonas lands a recurring role on Scream Queens, an upcoming horror anthology series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. The cast also includes Ariana Grande as a recurring guest star.
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