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January 8 : This Day in Music History
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Births

1935 : The King is born: Elvis Aaron Presley arrives in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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Awards and Honors (1)

2002 : Fabian is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7065 Hollywood Blvd.

Births (13)

1935 : The King is born: Elvis Aaron Presley arrives in Tupelo, Mississippi.
1937 : Shirley Bassey
1940 : Little Anthony (The Imperials)
1943 : Lee Jackson (The Nice)
1943 : Marcus Hutson (The Whispers)
1946 : Robby Krieger (The Doors)
1947 : In London, David Bowie is born David Robert Jones.
1947 : Terry Sylvester (The Hollies)
1948 : Paul King (Mungo Jerry)
1955 : Mike Reno (Loverboy)
1968 : R. Kelly
1969 : Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel)
1975 : Sean Paul

Charts (1)

1966 : Rubber Soul becomes The Beatles' seventh #1 album.

Deaths (6)

1713 : Arcangelo Corelli
1960 : Harry Gifford dies at his London home, aged 82. He co-wrote "When I'm Cleaning Windows" with Fred Cliffe & George Formby.
1991 : Steve Clark of Def Leppard dies of a drug overdose at age 30.
2012 : Omar Shariff
2014 : Reather Dixon Turner (The Bobbettes)
2015 : Gospel singer Andrae Crouch dies of complications from a heart attack at age 72.

Debuts (1)

1981 : Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut alongside Rex Smith and Kevin Kline in the revival of The Pirates of Penzance, which runs for 787 performances.

Legal Issues (2)

2004 : George Harrison's estate sues Dr. Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital for $10 million, alleging he forced a dying Harrison to sign souvenirs for him.
2012 : Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file is released. The report details nine arrests for the rapper, and says of his group Wu-Tang Clan is "heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime."

Miscellaneous (1)

1903 : The Copyright Office receives copies of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer."

Recordings (2)

1960 : Eddie Cochran, "Three Steps to Heaven," which turns out to be his final recording session and his only #1 hit single in the UK.
1974 : Kiss sign their first recording deal, with Casablanca Records.

Releases (3)

1964 : I Want To Hold Your Hand is released in America and soon becomes the first The Beatles song to catch on in The States.
2011 : Ed Sheeran releases what will be his final independent EP, No.5 Collaborations Project. The EP will go on to reach #2 on the UK's iTunes chart, despite Ed having no label.
2013 : Enigmatic pop icon David Bowie releases the single "Where Are We Now?," from his upcoming album The Next Day. The date of the release also coincides with his birthday. It is his first release in over a decade.

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1966 : The last episode of Shindig on ABC features The Who and The Kinks.
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