28 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2016 Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74.

2014 At a press conference, all four members of Mötley Crüe sign a "cessation of touring agreement" preventing them from ever touring again after 2015. They also announce "The Final Tour," after which they are legally obligated to disband.

2009 Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Vision keyboardist) dies of a heart attack in his Orange Park, Florida home.

2008 Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix confirms drummer, Dave Buckner, has left the band. A statement released by the frontman says: "For y'all that don't know, we had to split with Dave, our drummer. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. He's taking this time to get his life together. We are still friends and still talk on a regular basis."

2005 Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi dies of stomach cancer at age 60.

2004 James Brown is arrested on charges of domestic violence in Beech Island, South Carolina.

2004 Mel Pritchard, drummer for the British prog rock band Barclay James Harvest, dies of a heart attack at age 56.

2001 Ray Charles sings "America The Beautiful" at Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa. The Backstreet Boys sing the US national anthem, and halftime performers include Aerosmith, 'N Sync and Britney Spears.

1997 A day before his 16th birthday, Jonny Lang's major-label debut album, Lie To Me, is released.

1996 Chris Isaak guest-stars in the Friends episode "The One After the Superbowl." Isaak plays Phoebe's date, Rob Donnen.

1996 Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, Arizona.

1990 Aaron Neville performs the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIV in New Orleans, Louisiana. Halftime entertainment is a salute to the city, with local marching bands performing along with Pete Fountain, Irma Thomas and Doug Kershaw.

1984 The legendary Nina Simone tells NME she was forced to record her 1978 album Baltimore under duress when she was kidnapped by five men and held in a basement for three days without food or water. She retracts the statement later.

1983 English pop singer Billy Fury, known for hit singles like 1961's "Halfway to Paradise," dies of a heart attack at age 42. Fury's heart was damaged when contracted rheumatic fever as a child.

1982 Jackson Browne's second child - a son named Ryan - is born. The mother is Lynne Sweeney, an Australian model and Browne's second wife. Ryan becomes a musician, performing in the band Sonny & the Sunsets.

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"We Are The World" Is Recorded


With the stars in town for the American Music Awards, "We Are The World" is recorded in Los Angeles, with cameras rolling for the video.

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