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January 29 : This Day in Music History
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1964 : The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart - their first #1 in America.
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Awards and Honors (1)

2008 : Prog rock band The Mars Volta releases their album The Bedlam in Goliath. As a promotion, the band also gives away a CD-vinyl single, a special format with an optical side readable in CD players and a vinyl side that plays on a turntable for about three minutes. Both sides contain a cover of Pink Floyd's "Candy and a Currant Bun."

The Bedlam in Goliath debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

Band Dynamics (1)

1978 : David Coverdale announces the formation of his new band, Whitesnake.

Births (9)

1862 : Frederick Delius
1923 : Ivo Robic
1942 : Claudine Longet is born at Paris. The French singer is the subject of the Rolling Stones song "Claudine."
1947 : David Byron (Uriah Heep)
1952 : Tommy Ramone (drummer for Ramones) is born Tamas Erdelyi in Budapest, Hungary, but would be raised in Queens, New York.
1953 : Louis Perez (Los Lobos)
1961 : Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
1964 : Marcus Verre (Living In A Box)
1981 : Jonny Lang

Charts (2)

1964 : The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart - their first #1 in America.
1977 : Rose Royce's "Car Wash" hits #1.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1967 : Jimi Hendrix and The Who headline a London concert honoring Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.

Deaths (6)

1981 : Cozy Cole
1994 : Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is injured and her son is killed in a California auto accident.
1995 : Ken Jensen (D.O.A.)
2013 : Kenneth Hodges (Spanky & Our Gang)
2014 : Johnny Allen
2015 : Rod McKuen, songwriter, poet, and composer, dies during a bout of pneumonia at age 81. Frank Sinatra's 1969 A Man Alone album was a compilation of McKuen's songs, including "Love's Been Good To Me."

Debuts (1)

1728 : The Beggar's Opera by John Gay premieres in London.

Good Deeds (1)

1961 : Bob Dylan visits Woody Guthrie at Greystone Park Psychiatric hospital in New Jersey, where Guthrie is being treated for Huntington's disease. Dylan plays him "Song To Woody," which would appear on his first album the following year.

Health Issues (1)

1991 : At the American Music Awards, Gloria Estefan performs live for the first time since a tour bus accident 10 months earlier where she seriously injured her back. She debuts her new single, "Coming Out Of The Dark," which was inspired by her recovery.

Incidents (2)

1979 : 16-year-old Brenda Spencer shoots at an elementary school, killing 2 adults and injuring 9 kids. When asked why she did it, she replied, I don't like Mondays, which the Boomtown Rats used as the title for a song.
2015 : Suge Knight, former bodyguard-turned-record producer, is the alleged perpetrator in a hit-and-run which leaves his friend Terry Carter dead and actor Cle Denyale Sloan injured. Knight was filming the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton when he reportedly fled the scene after an argument and plowed into the victims. Knight's lawyer confirms the incident, but refuses to say more as he's "waiting for a preliminary investigation for more information."

Miscellaneous (3)

1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign with Warner Brothers Records.
1989 : Billy Joel sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIII in Miami.
1997 : The Paul Simon musical The Cape Man, opens on Broadway (it lasts only 68 performances).

Recordings (3)

1964 : The Beatles record "Sie Liebt Dich" (the German version of "She Loves You")
1969 : Peggy Lee records "Is That All There Is"
1974 : Grand Funk records "The Loco-Motion" after Mark Farner comes in singing the song.

Releases (1)

2002 : Mary J. Blige re-releases No More Drama.
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