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January 3 : This Day in Music History
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Awards and Honors

1987 : The second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced, and it includes the first woman: Aretha Franklin. The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, and Jackie Wilson also enter.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1970 : Melody Maker names Al Stewart's Love Chronicles its album of the year.
1987 : The second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced, and it includes the first woman: Aretha Franklin. The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, and Jackie Wilson also enter.

Band Dynamics (1)

1970 : Davy Jones announces that he's leaving The Monkees, essentially dissolving the group, which had dwindled to a duo.

Births (6)

1909 : Victor Borge - pianist, conductor and comedian - is born Borge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1916 : Maxene Andrews (The Andrew Sisters) is born in Mound, Minnesota, to a family that already includes older sister LaVerne and will welcome younger sister Patty in two years.
1926 : Sir George Martin (Beatles producer) is born in Highbury, London, England.
1943 : Songwriter and musician Van Dyke Parks, known for his work with The Beach Boys, is born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
1945 : Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is born in Dallas, Texas.
1946 : Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is born in Sidcup, Kent, England.

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1972 : Don McLean's "American Pie" is certified gold.
1974 : Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle" is certified gold.

Charts (3)

1970 : B. J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" hits #1.
1976 : American interest in The Bay City Rollers peaks as their song "Saturday Night" hits #1 for one week, which is good enough to get their faces on cereal boxes.
1976 : Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" enters the pop charts.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1956 : Elvis Presley plays a show at the Von Theater in Booneville, Mississippi, where he is advertised as "The Folk Music Fireball."
1974 : Bob Dylan begins a 6-week tour in Chicago with The Band, who do double duty: backing Dylan and then playing their own set. In July, the double album Before The Flood is released, featuring highlights from the shows.

Deaths (3)

1980 : R&B singer and pianist Amos Milburn dies after a series of strokes in Houston, Texas, at age 52. Known for the 1953 hit "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer."
1995 : Canadian news anchor Byron MacGregor, who reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 with his version of "Americans," dies of complications from pneumonia in Detroit, Michigan, at age 46.
2014 : Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers dies of complications from lung disease at age 74.

Health Issues (1)

2008 : Britney Spears suffers from a mental breakdown in Beverly Hills, where she refuses to hand over her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston to their father, Kevin Federline. Britney is eventually taken to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via ambulance and is admitted as a "special needs" patient.

Miscellaneous (2)

1967 : Declaring himself a conscientious objector, The Beach Boys's Carl Wilson refuses to be sworn in after receiving an induction notice from the US Army.
1981 : David Bowie finishes his Broadway run as the title character in the play The Elephant Man.

Music and Politics (1)

1981 : The New York chapter of NOW (the National Organization of Women) begins a call-in campaign against Bruce Springsteen. They find his music "sexist" due to his use of the term "little girls" in his music.

Recordings (2)

1957 : Fats Domino records "I'm Walking."
1970 : Four days after learning that their movie Let It Be will be released in theaters, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr meet at Abbey Road Studios and record "I Me Mine" for the film and soundtrack.

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1964 : Americans get their first look at a Beatles performance when Jack Paar shows a film clip of the band performing on his TV show.
1966 : The Beatles appear on NBC's Hullabaloo! in a taped performance of "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out."
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