10 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2017 Buddy Greco dies in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 90. Greco was a jazz singer who recorded several hit songs across all genres, his most popular being a cover of "The Lady is a Tramp." He also palled around with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and was considered one of the Rat Pack's "mascots."

2011 Margaret Whiting, a popular singer who duetted with Johnny Mercer on the seasonal favorite "Baby It's Cold Outside," dies at age 86.

2009 Fergie marries actor Josh Duhamel in Malibu, California. They split up eight years later.

2008 Panic! At The Disco announce they will be dropping their "!" with the release of their next album, Pretty. Odd.

2003 British and Dutch police recover 500 Beatles master tapes missing since they were stolen from Abbey Road studios about 30 years earlier.

1997 James Brown gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 Rory Gallagher plays his last concert, in the Netherlands. Five months later he dies of complications from a liver transplant.

1985 Chris Isaak releases his debut album, Silvertone. The LP is named after his three-piece backup band.

1979 Richard Carpenter of the Carpenters enters the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, to treat an addiction to quaaludes. He takes a year off after his treatment.

1979 Chris Smith, the half of Kris Kross known as "Daddy Mac," is born in Atlanta. The duo has a #1 hit in 1992 with "Jump."

1964 Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is born in Winnipeg, Canada. His super-deep voice powers their big hit, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm."

1964 The Beatles release their first album in the US: Introducing... The Beatles.

1956 Folk singer Shawn Colvin is born in South Dakota. Her song "Sunny Came Home" (about a woman who burns her house down) wins the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1998.

1955 Rock guitarist Michael Schenker (of Scorpions and UFO) is born in West Germany.

1953 Perry Como's "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" hits #1 in the US.

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David Bowie Dies


David Bowie dies at age 69 after an 18-month battle with liver cancer.

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