12 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1971 Janis Joplin's album Pearl is released, three months after her death from a heroin overdose. It goes to #1 and yields her only chart-topping single, "Me And Bobby McGee."

1970 Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine is born in Long Beach, California.

1970 Raekwon aka "The Chef" of Wu-Tang Clan is born Corey Quontrell Wood in Staten Island, New York.

1969 Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album is released in America.More

1968 The Doors' album Strange Days is certified gold.

1965 Rob Zombie is born Robert Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He works as a production assistant for the popular children's series Pee-Wee's Playhouse before forming the band White Zombie.

1965 NBC television airs the first episode of the pop show Hullabaloo! which is designed to compete with ABC's popular Shindig show. The first broadcast features guests The New Christy Minstrels, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Zombies (introduced by Brian Epstein), and Woody Allen.

1965 The Supremes play a trio of nuns on the Tarzan episode "The Convert."

1963 Steve Lawrence's "Go Away Little Girl," written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, hits #1 in the US.

1959 Per Gessle of Roxette is born in Sweden.

1957 Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up," "Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do," "I Believe," and "Tell Me Why."

1955 NRBQ drummer Tommy Ardolino is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1955 A teenaged Etta James releases her first single, the #1 R&B hit "The Wallflower," re-titled from the scandalous-sounding "Roll With Me, Henry."

1954 Felipe Rose (The Indian from The Village People) is born in New York City.

1951 Big Star guitarist Chris Bell is born in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inducts Cream, Etta James


At the Eighth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Cream (who reunite on stage for the event), Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & the teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly & the Family Stone are welcomed into the hall.

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