16 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1957 The Cavern Club, where The Beatles cut their teeth, opens in Liverpool, England.

1957 Little Richard records "Lucille."

1950 Damo Suzuki (lead singer of the German band Can) is born Kenji Suzuki in Japan.

1948 John Carpenter, horror film director and composer, is born in Carthage, New York. Known for Halloween, The Thing, and Christine.

1944 Country pop singer Jim Stafford is born in Winter Haven, Florida. His first charting hit is "Swamp Witch" in 1973.

1943 Ronnie Milsap is born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. He becomes country music's first successful blind singer, starting with his first chart-topper, "Pure Love," in 1974.

1942 Kay Kyser records "A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)."

1942 Electric blues guitarist Barbara Lynn, known for the 1962 R&B hit "You'll Lose A Good Thing," is born Barbara Lynn Ozen in Beaumont, Texas.

1942 Billy Francis (keyboardist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Mississippi.

1939 Ray Phillips (of The Nashville Teens) is born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Wales.

1934 Bob Bogle (lead guitarist, bassist for The Ventures) is born in Oklahoma.

1932 Duke Ellington records "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)."

1929 Jazz drummer G.T. Hogan is born in Galveston, Texas.

1908 Broadway entertainer Ethel Merman is born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in Astoria, Queens.

1853 Italian guitarist Matteo Carcassi dies in Paris.

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Jamaican Police Maica Mistaica, Shoot At Jimmy Buffett's Plane


Jamaican police mistake Jimmy Buffett for a drug smuggler and shoot at his seaplane (the Hemisphere Dancer) after it lands in the water. Bono of U2 is on board with his family, along with Island Records head Chris Blackwell.

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