13 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1962 Gene Chandler releases "Duke Of Earl."

1962 Country singer Trace Adkins is born in Sarepta, Louisiana. His many hits include "You're Gonna Miss This" and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk."

1961 Suggs aka Graham McPherson (lead singer of Madness) is born in Hastings, Sussex, England.

1958 Marty Robbins' #1 country hit "The Story of My Life" peaks at #15 on the Hot 100. It's the first hit from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who become one of the most prolific and renowned songwriting duos of the '60s and '70s.

1954 Trevor Rabin (guitarist for Yes) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rabin is also a noted film composer with over 40 scores to his credit, including Remember the Titans (2002) and National Treasure (2004).

1950 Jinx Dawson, practitioner of the dark arts and frontwoman of the metal band Coven, is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.More

1947 John Lees (founder of Barclay James Harvest) is born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

1941 Glenn Miller makes the vocal group The Modernaires a part of his band. The quartet soon adds a female member, Paula Kelly, and appears on some of Miller's most popular songs, including "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "That Old Black Magic."

1938 Allan Jones records "The Donkey Serenade."

1927 Country singer-songwriter Liz Anderson is born in Roseau, Minnesota. Aside from her own hit "Mama Spank" (1964), she pens hits for other artists, including Merle Haggard ("(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers") and her own daughter, Lynn Anderson ("If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)").

1909 Jazz trombonist Quentin "Butter" Jackson is born in Springfield, Ohio. He starts his music career playing with Cab Calloway and later the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

1887 Comic singer Sophie Tucker is born Sonya Kalish in the Ukraine. She settles in Hartford, Connecticut, and sings at her family's restaurant for tips.

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Johnny Cash Plays Folsom Prison


Johnny Cash plays two shows for inmates at Folsom Prison in California. Unlike his previous prison concerts, they are recorded and packaged into his acclaimed live album At Folsom Prison.

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