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January 6 : This Day in Music History
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1957 : Elvis Presley makes his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, where he performs seven songs in three segments, including "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Heartbreak Hotel." He is only seen from the waist up, leaving viewers to speculate as to what the screams in the audience are about.
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Band Dynamics (1)

1993 : Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announces his upcoming departure from the group after thirty years.

Births (13)

1838 : Romantic composer Max Bruch is born in Cologne, Germany.
1924 : Bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs (The Bluegrass Boys, The Foggy Mountain Boys) is born near Boiling Springs, North Carolina.
1934 : Country musician Bobby Lord is born in Sanford, Florida, but is raised in Tampa. His biggest hit on the country chart would be "Without Your Love" (1956) at #10.
1935 : Nino Tempo is born Antonino LoTempio in Niagara Falls, New York. He would score a #1 hit on the pop charts in a duet with his sister, April Stevens, called "Deep Purple" (1963).
1937 : R&B singer-songwriter Doris Troy is born Doris Elaine Higginsen in The Bronx, New York.
1940 : R&B and disco singer Van McCoy is born in Washington, D.C. Wrote a string of '60s hits, including "Giving Up" (Gladys Knight & the Pips and, later, Donny Hathaway) and "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" (Jackie Wilson).
1946 : Syd Barrett (vocalist, guitarist for Pink Floyd) is born Roger Keith Barrett in Cambridge, England.
1947 : Sandy Denny is born Alexandra Denny in London. She would become lead singer of Fairport Convention and the only guest vocalist to appear on a Led Zeppelin song ("The Battle Of Evermore").
1951 : Blues singer Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds) is born in Detroit, Michigan, but will be raised in Goleta, California.
1953 : Malcolm Mitchell Young (guitarist for AC/DC) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1959 : Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge) rounds out the R&B group when she's born the youngest of the five sister in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1959 : Neil Simpson (bass player for Climax Blues Band) is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England. At age four, he would be given a toy guitar featuring a picture of The Beatles.
1964 : Mark O'Toole (bass player for Frankie Goes To Hollywood) is born in Liverpool, England.

Certifications and Milestones (3)

1966 : The Beatles' "Day Tripper" b/w "We Can Work It Out" is certified gold.
1968 : Gibson patents their "Flying V" electric guitar.
1977 : KISS' Rock And Roll Over album is certified platinum.

Charts (7)

1956 : Lonnie Donegan's cover of "Rock Island Line" enters the UK charts, eventually selling over three million copies and kicking off the national skiffle craze.
1958 : Danny and the Juniors' "At The Hop" hits #1.
1958 : Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" hits #2, where it would stay for four weeks before dropping down. It is held out of the top spot all four weeks by "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors.
1973 : Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" hits #1.
1979 : The Bee Gees' "Too Much Heaven" hits #1.
1979 : Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album hits #1.
1996 : Eazy-E's posthumous single "Just Tah Let U Know" hits #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1964 : The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Opening act: The Ronettes.

Deaths (5)

1980 : Georgeanna Tillman Gordon (The Marvelettes) is born in Inkster, Michigan.
1992 : Steve Gilpin (vocalist for MI-sex) dies after a severe car accident leaves him in a coma in Southport, Queensland, Australia, at age 42.
1993 : Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey, at age 75.
2007 : "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow (pedal steel guitarist for The Flying Burrito Brothers), suffering from Alzheimer's, dies in Petaluma, California, at age 72.
2009 : Ron Asheton (guitarist for The Stooges) is found dead of an apparent heart attack in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 60.

Legal Issues (1)

2012 : Wiz Khalifa is sued for $2.3 million over his hit song "Black and Yellow." Max Warren, who raps under the name "Maxamillion," claims Khalifa, his producers, and his label stole the song from him. In the lawsuit, Warren states that the idea for the song was taken from his copyrighted 2007 song "Pink and Yellow." Khalifa claims he's never heard of Warren or his music.

Miscellaneous (1)

1999 : Photographed by Annie Liebowitz, the Backstreet Boys appear in a print campaign with milk mustaches to promote the beverage.

Movies (1)

1958 : The film The Case Against Brooklyn, featuring Bobby Helms, begins photography.

Recordings (3)

1938 : The Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra records "Margie."
1967 : The Beatles records "Penny Lane."
1969 : Elvis Presley decides to record at Chips Moman's American Studio in Memphis. He would eventually record many of his "comeback" hits there.

Releases (1)

1976 : Peter Frampton's live double album, Frampton Comes Alive!, is released. It will eventually sell over 8 million copies.

TV, Radio, Press (2)

1957 : Elvis Presley makes his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, where he performs seven songs in three segments, including "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Heartbreak Hotel." He is only seen from the waist up, leaving viewers to speculate as to what the screams in the audience are about.
1968 : Dick Clark's rock show Happening '68 premieres on ABC.
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