19 January

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2017 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith and Sam Moore are among the performers at President Donald Trump's inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

2013 Steve Knight (keyboardist for Mountain) dies of complications from Parkinson's disease in New York, at age 77.

2010 At the trial of Matt Baker, a Texas man accused of killing his wife in 2006, his former mistress Vanessa Bulls testifies against him, claiming he sent her an email with these lyrics from the The All-American Rejects song "Dirty Little Secret": I'll keep you my dirty little secret Don't tell anyone or you'll be just a little regret Baker is convicted of murder.

2009 The 12th annual Maple Blues Awards, the event honoring excellence among Canadian blues artists, is held by The Toronto Blues Society in Toronto, Canada. Jeff Healey sweeps three Maple Blues Awards including the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" honor.

2008 John Stewart (of The Kingston Trio) dies of a massive stroke, or possible brain aneurysm, at age 68. Wrote the Monkees hit "Daydream Believer."

2008 John Mayer makes a special visit backstage to meet Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour in Las Vegas.

2008 Charlie Daniels is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

2007 Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & The Papas) of kidney failure at age 66 after surgery for a stomach aneurysm.

2006 Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at age 64.

2002 The Strokes make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live, where they sing "Last Nite" and "Hard To Explain" from their debut album, Is This It.

2000 Josh Clayton-Felt of School of Fish dies from aggressive testicular cancer.

1992 Rapper Mac Miller is born Malcolm McCormick in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His 2011 debut album Blue Slide Park goes to #1 in America despite being independently distributed.

1990 Reba McEntire makes her acting debut fending off snake-like monsters in the horror flick Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon.

1982 Bad Religion release their first full-length studio album, How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

1977 Charlie Daniels and The Marshall Tucker Band perform at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration ceremonies.

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Return Of The Mac For Clinton's Inauguration


Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks return to Fleetwood Mac to perform Bill Clinton's campaign song, "Don't Stop," at his inauguration ceremonies.

With a message of renewal and hope, "Don't Stop" proves the perfect song for Clinton. Many of the lyrics could be campaign slogans: It'll be, better than before You'll see things in a different way Just think what tomorrow will do The song was written by Christine McVie and aimed at her bandmate/husband John McVie while they were going through a divorce. She seems ready to leave the past behind as they move forward as friends and co-workers - a far less spiteful message than the one Buckingham sent to Nicks in "Go Your Own Way": Shacking up is all you want to do Appearing on the Rumours album in 1977, "Don't Stop" was a solid hit, reaching #3 in America. Many in Clinton's baby boomer generation are thrilled to hear it again and connect with the message, even if it's not the most contemporary choice: In a Saturday Night Live "Wayne's World" skit, Mike Myers says, "Fleetwood Mac? Hello, it's the '90s! Here's a quarter - buy a clue." Fleetwood Mac is certainly on the wane. Buckingham and Nicks are out of the band, and their last album, Behind the Mask (1990), flopped in the US. The inauguration brings the classic lineup back together, but it's a one-time reunion and the band quickly returns to second-tier status, playing smaller venues and doing some gigs opening for Crosby, Stills & Nash. In 1997, they reclaim their status as stadium fillers when Buckingham and Nicks come back to the fold and they embark on their The Dance tour, supporting a live album that goes to #1 in America. As for Clinton, he gets re-elected but hits some choppy waters when the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks in 1998. He manages to stay in office, invoking the same message that got him there: Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.


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Scott Baker from San Marcos CaliforniaClinton is remembered due to promotion.

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