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January 5 : This Day in Music History
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Certifications and Milestones

1979 : The double-album soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever reaches sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history.
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Births (8)

1923 : Record producer Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records (which launched careers for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash), is born in Florence, Alabama.
1929 : R&B singer Wilbert Harrison - who wrote the 1962 hit "Let's Stick Together," later known as "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat - is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1932 : Blues singer Johnny Adams, known for the '60s hits "Release Me" and "Reconsider Me," is born Laten John Adams in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1949 : George "Funky" Brown (drummer for Kool and the Gang) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1950 : Chris Stein (guitarist for Blondie) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1963 : Grant Young (drummer for Soul Asylum) is born in Iowa City, Iowa.
1966 : Kate Schellenbach (drummer for Luscious Jackson) is born in New York City, New York.
1969 : Marilyn Manson is born Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio.

Certifications and Milestones (3)

1968 : Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album is certified gold.
1972 : John Denver's Aerie album is certified gold.
1979 : The double-album soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever reaches sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history.

Charts (4)

1952 : Pee Wee King's "Slow Poke" hits #1.
1955 : LaVern Baker's "Tweedle Dee" enters the R&B charts.
1974 : The Carpenters' The Singles 1969-1973 album hits #1.
1979 : The Blues Brothers' Briefcase Full of Blues album hits #1.

Deaths (6)

1979 : Jazz double bassist Charlie Mingus dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at age 56.
1998 : Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher) dies in a skiing accident in Nevada, near South Lake Tahoe, California, at age 62.
1998 : Ken Forssi (original bassist for Love) dies of a brain tumor in Tallahassee, Florida, at age 54.
2005 : Danny Sugerman, second manager for The Doors who wrote a number of books about the band, dies of lung cancer at age 50.
2009 : Sam "The Bluzman" Taylor dies of complications from heart disease in Islandia, New York, at age 74.
2010 : Record producer Willie Mitchell, who ran Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, dies of a cardiac arrest at age 81.

Debuts (3)

1649 : The opera Giasone by Francesco Cavalli premieres in Venice.
1974 : Bruce Springsteen performs "Rosalita" for the first time at a concert at Joe's Place in Boston. The song would become a live favorite and Bruce would often play it as an encore.
1975 : The Wiz premieres at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway to rave reviews.

Incidents (1)

2004 : Ray Davies (The Kinks) is shot in the leg when he pursues two men who snatched his girlfriend's purse.

Innovations (1)

1940 : The FCC hears the first demonstration of FM radio.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

2015 : Good Charlotte's Benji Madden marries actress Cameron Diaz.

Miscellaneous (2)

1963 : Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess records, tells Billboard magazine, "As it stands today, there's virtually no difference between rock and roll, pop and rhythm and blues. The music has completely overlapped."
1967 : In order to avoid the draft, folk singer Jesse Winchester moves to Canada.

Movies (1)

1957 : Pat Boone begins filming his movie Bernardine.

Recordings (3)

1941 : Carmen Miranda records "Chica Chica Boom Chic."
1965 : The Supremes record "Stop! In The Name Of Love."
1967 : The Beatles record "Penny Lane."

Releases (2)

1973 : Bruce Springsteen's first album is released: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
2005 : Amerie releases "1 Thing."

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1997 : Johnny Cash plays Coyote, Homer Simpson's imaginary guru on The Simpsons. Coyote tells Homer to buy more material possessions.
2003 : Little Richard guest stars on the "Special Edna" episode of The Simpsons.
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