twz twz
Music History Calendar
January 4 : This Day in Music History
Event of the day
Health Issues

2008 : Britney Spears suffers a child custody related meltdown that leads to a brief hospitalization. As a result, her father gains control of her financial affairs via a conservatorship.
Search for events : search

Band Dynamics (3)

1973 : The Allman Brothers Band publicly announce Lamar Williams as their replacement for recently deceased bassist Berry Oakley.
1991 : Nirvana signs with Geffen Records. In September, their album Nevermind is released.
2013 : Rob Caggiano, longtime lead guitarist for the band Anthrax, announces he's quitting the band. The split was affirmed by all members to be amicable, with Caggiano hinting that he'd like to work on other projects.

Births (11)

1933 : Ray Starling
1943 : John McLaughlin
1944 : Volker Hemback (Tangerine Dream)
1946 : Arthur Conley
1956 : Bernard Sumner (New Order)
1957 : Patty Loveless
1960 : Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
1962 : Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)
1965 : David Glasper (Breathe)
1965 : Beth Gibbons (Portishead)
1966 : Deana Carter

Charts (5)

1936 : Billboard magazine publishes their first "Hit Parade," which ranks songs based on sales and airplay. The first #1: "Stop! Look! Listen!" by Joe Venuti & his Orchestra.
1960 : Marty Robbins' El Paso hits #1
1964 : Bobby Vinton's There! I've Said It Again hits #1
1975 : Phoebe Snow's "Poetry Man" enters the pop charts
1975 : Elton John's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds hits #1

Deaths (4)

1986 : Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
2011 : Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel)
2011 : Grady Chapman (The Robins)
2013 : Chevy Van

Debuts (2)

1843 : The opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti and Giacomo Ruffini premieres in Paris.
1971 : The film Performance, starring Mick Jagger, premieres in London two years after its completion.

Health Issues (1)

2008 : Britney Spears suffers a child custody related meltdown that leads to a brief hospitalization. As a result, her father gains control of her financial affairs via a conservatorship.

Incidents (3)

1968 : Jimi Hendrix spends the night in a Swedish jail after trashing a hotel room, reportedly during a fight with his bandmate Noel Redding.
1970 : The Who's Keith Moon accidentally runs over his chauffeur, Neil Boland, killing him. Apparently, Moon's car was under attack from some unruly teenagers, and when Boland jumped out to get them to move, Moon, in a panic, got behind the wheel to drive the car away himself. Unfortunately, the crowd had since pushed Boland under the car.
1976 : Longtime Beatles roadie/bodyguard Mal Evans is shot and killed by police in Los Angeles, who apparently mistake his air gun for the real thing. Evans' girlfriend had called the police, claiming he was upset and despondent.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

1926 : Songwriter Irving Berlin marries Ellin Mackay.
2012 : Bryan Ferry, 66, marries Amanda Sheppard, 29. Sheppard dated Ferry's son Isaac for a short time.

Miscellaneous (5)

1950 : Two years after Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record, RCA announces its intention to follow suit.
1957 : Elvis Presley reports for his pre-induction Army physical in Memphis.
1962 : In their first major national exposure in their native Britain, Mersey Beat devotes most of today's issue to The Beatles, who'd just topped their readers' poll.
1965 : Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars to CBS for $13 million.
1979 : Due to renewed interest in The Beatles, the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany reopens to the public. The club had been an important stepping stone for the band. The Beatles do not attend.

Movies (1)

1971 : Mick Jagger's movie Performance premieres in London, although it was filmed 2 years earlier.

Recordings (5)

1935 : Bert Ambrose and His Orchestra, "Hors D’oeuvres"
1954 : A young truck driver named Elvis Presley enters the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, TN, ostensibly to record a song for his mother's birthday (which was, in reality, many months away). He records "Casual Love Affair" and "I’ll Never Stand in Your Way." It was this recording that would lead MRS head Sam Phillips to call Presley back to record for his Sun Records label.
1957 : Louis Jordan, "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
1962 : Gene McDaniels, "Point Of No Return"
1967 : The Beatles, Penny Lane

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1932 : NBC begins airing The Carnation Contented Hour (named for the sponsor, Carnation Milk), which features performances by top musical acts. The show runs for 19 years.
1957 : On NBC's The Steve Allen Show, former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis introduces the world to singer Solomon Burke, who performs Louis' song "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide."
Calendar

January ( 1242 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

February ( 1248 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29            

March ( 1385 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

April ( 1371 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

May ( 1384 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

June ( 1258 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

July ( 1259 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

August ( 1286 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

September ( 1282 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

October ( 1581 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

November ( 1242 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

December ( 1242 Events )

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
Widget


You can easily select between:

- One of many pre-designed looks.
- Create your your own custom widget design in matter of minutes. (available after authentication.)

Attention: This widget system is accessible for registered users only. You need to be logged in before you can choose and manage your widget!

EventLetter
Get the Music History Event of the Day delivered directly to you.

Email