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January 7 : This Day in Music History
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Certifications and Milestones

1980 : Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door is certified platinum; it will be the last Zep album issued while drummer John Bonham is alive.
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Awards and Honors (1)

2009 : At the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Carrie Underwood is the night's big winner, taking home the Favorite Female Singer, Country Song ("Last Name") and Favorite Star Under 35 Awards. Rascal Flatts also picks up an award for Favorite Group.

Births (16)

1899 : Composer and pianist Francis Poulenc is born in Paris, France.
1930 : Country musician Jack Greene, known for the 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything," is born in Maryville, Tennessee.
1936 : Jazz double-bass and cello player Eldee Young (Young/Holt Unlimited, The Ramsey Lewis Trio) is born Chicago, Illinois.
1937 : Paul Revere (keyboardist for Paul Revere & the Raiders) is born Paul Revere Dick in Harvard, Nebraska.
1938 : Rory Storm (lead singer of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) is born Alan Caldwell in Liverpool, England.
1939 : Lefty Baker (guitarist, vocalist for Spanky & Our Gang) is born Eustace Britchforth in Roanoke, Virginia.
1942 : Pop singer Danny Williams is born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
1943 : Country singer Leona Williams is born Leona Belle Helton in Vienna, Missouri. Wrote the Merle Haggard hits "Someday When Things Are Good" and "You Take Me For Granted."
1944 : Rock musician Mike McGear (The Scaffold) is born Peter Michael McCartney in Liverpool, England, to a family that includes older brother Paul.
1945 : Dave Cousins (lead singer for The Strawbs) is born David Joseph Hindson in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.
1946 : Andy Brown (drummer for The Fortunes) is born in Birmingham, England.
1946 : Magazine publisher and owner Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, US Weekly) is born in New York City, New York.
1948 : Kenny Loggins is born in Everett, Washington, but would eventually settle with his family in Alhambra, California.
1959 : Kathy Valentine (bassist, guitarist for Go-Go's) is born in Austin, Texas.
1974 : Carly Simon and James Taylor become the parents of their second child, Sarah Martin.
2012 : Beyoncé and Jay-Z have their first child: a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter.

Certifications and Milestones (5)

1924 : Composer George Gershwin completes "Rhapsody In Blue."
1972 : Bread's "Baby I'm-A Want You" is certified gold.
1980 : Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door is certified platinum; it will be the last Zep album issued while drummer John Bonham is alive.
1981 : Eagles Live is certified platinum; it will be 13 years until the next Eagles album is released.
2012 : Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream becomes the first album in history to have 7 songs from the same album reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. This was official as soon as the single "The One That Got Away" hit #1.

Charts (3)

1950 : Gene Autry's "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," based on a children's book written in 1939, hits #1.
1956 : Dean Martin's "Memories Are Made of This" hits #1.
1978 : The Bar-Kays' "Let's Have Some Fun" enters the soul charts.

Deaths (7)

1964 : Blues musician Cyril Davies (Blues Incorporated) dies of endocarditis, an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, at age 31, a year after contracting pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining of the lungs.
1980 : Doo-wop singer Carl White (lead vocalist for The Rivingtons) dies of acute tonsillitis in Los Angeles, California, at age 48.
1980 : R&B singer Larry Williams dies at age 44 of a gunshot wound to the head in what's eventually deemed a suicide, though some speculate he was murdered.
1997 : Kenny Pickett (Creation)
2011 : Bobby Robinson
2013 : Seattle hip-hop artist Freddy E dies of apparent suicide.
2013 : Sam Pace (The Esquires)

Debuts (2)

1950 : Ernest Tubb makes his first appearance at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
2010 : The opera Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini premieres in Paris.

Health Issues (1)

1987 : Elton John undergoes throat surgery at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, to remove nodules on his vocal cords. He cancels his upcoming American tour, but is thrilled with the results, later claiming that his voice became stronger and more resonant after the procedure.

Incidents (2)

1946 : A tornado rips through Tupelo, Mississippi, forcing a ten-year-old Elvis Presley into the cellar with his mother, Gladys.
2013 : Justin Bieber fans are the target of an online trolling campaign. Members of the image board 4chan claimed to be raising an awareness campaign to encourage the pop star to say 'no' to drugs. The campaign's premise was "cut for Bieber" where fans were encouraged to cut themselves and posts photos of the damage online accompanied by the #CutForBieber tag on Twitter. Several hoax accounts posted results in "response," but it was felt that no actual Bieber fans fell for the ploy. Earlier in October, a similar troll campaign called "Bald for Bieber" encouraging fans to shave their heads for the pop star based on the false rumor that he had cancer, fizzled out too.

Legal Issues (3)

1963 : Gary "U.S." Bonds sues Chubby Checker for copyright infringement to the tune of $100,000, claiming that Checker's "Dancing Party" is a thinly veiled rewrite of Bonds' recent hit "Quarter To Three." The suit is eventually settled out-of-court for an undisclosed sum.
1970 : Max Yasgur, whose farm in upstate New York played host to the original Woodstock Festival, is sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers.
1976 : Former record exec Kenneth Moss is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for his role in the accidental overdose death of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

1999 : Rod Stewart and supermodel Rachel Hunter publicly announce the dissolution of their eight-year marriage.
2006 : Pink marries the motocross rider Carey Hart in Costa Rica.

Music and Politics (1)

1968 : The influential San Francisco radio station KMPX asks listeners to select their choices for the upcoming elections. They choose Bob Dylan for President, Paul Butterfield as Vice-President, and George Harrison ambassador to the UN.

Recordings (3)

1941 : Lena Horne records "Good-for-Nothin'-Joe."
1954 : Muddy Waters records "Hoochie Coochie Man."
1970 : The Friends of Distinction record "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely."

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1972 : The St. Cleve Chronicle reports that a "Major Beat Group" will put music to the epic poem "Thick As A Brick," written by 8-year-old Gerald Bostock. The Society for Literary Advancement and Gestation (SLAG) had disqualified Bostock's poem from their competition, citing an "extremely unwholesome attitude towards life, his God and Country."
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