30 January

Pick a Day

30 JANUARY

In Music History

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2015 Record producer Suge Knight is arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of murder the day after he was involved in a hit-and-run that killed his friend Terry Carter and injured actor Cle Denyale Sloan. Knight was on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton when he allegedly argued with the two men, then followed them to a burger joint where he ran them down in the parking lot. Witnesses claim he even backed over the victims with his truck before leaving the scene, but Knight's lawyer insists he was fleeing for his own safety.

2014 Poison lead singer Bret Michaels introduces his new line of cologne: Roses & Thorns. Because every rose has its thorn.

2013 Patty Andrews (lead singer of The Andrews Sisters) dies at age 94. She was the youngest and last surviving member of the group of singing sisters.

2002 Freddy Fender is released from a San Antonio, Texas, hospital after successfully recovering from kidney transplant surgery.

1993 The Eazy-E EP 5150 Home 4 tha Sick, his first recording since the end of N.W.A., debuts at #70 on the Billboard 200 chart.

1989 Exodus releases their third studio album, Fabulous Disaster.

1989 Singer Samantha Fish is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

1988 Robbie Robertson of The Band appears on Saturday Night Live, making his first live TV appearance in 12 years.

1982 Country blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins dies of esophageal cancer at age 69.

1980 New Orleans bluesman Professor Longhair dies of a heart attack at age 61.

1979 Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand's duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" becomes the first 12-inch single certified Gold by the RIAA.

1968 Cilla Black's BBC show Cilla debuts, adding another Britgirl to the UK television lineup. Unlike the shows of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, and Lulu, Cilla has longevity, lasting until 1976. This series makes her one of the most popular television personalities in the UK until her death in 2015.

1968 Bobby Goldsboro records "Honey," a song written by Bobby Russell. It becomes one of the biggest hits of 1968, spending five weeks at #1 in the US.

1961 Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller announce that they are forming their own independent production company.

1961 The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

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The Beatles Rooftop Concert

1969

The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert on the roof of Apple Records in London. After performing a few songs, including "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down," the police shut them down as a large crowd gathers. It would be The Beatles' last public performance.

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