8 January

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1980 Prince makes his national television debut, performing "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Why You Want To Treat Me So Bad" on the NBC variety show Midnight Special.

1979 Rush are named Canada's Official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.

1974 Kiss sign their first recording deal, with Casablanca Records.

1972 Dennis Coffey becomes the first white performer on Soul Train, performing his hit "Scorpio."

1969 Jeff Abercrombie of Fuel is born in Tennessee.

1966 Rubber Soul becomes The Beatles' seventh #1 US album. It stays at the top for six weeks.

1966 The last episode of Shindig on ABC features The Who and The Kinks.

1966 Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood is born in Columbus, Mississippi.

1960 Harry Gifford dies at his London home, aged 82. He co-wrote "When I'm Cleaning Windows" with Fred Cliffe & George Formby.

1960 Eddie Cochran records "Three Steps To Heaven," which turns out to be his final recording session and his only #1 hit single in the UK.

1955 Loverboy frontman Mike Reno is born Joseph Michael Rynoski in New Westminster, Canada.

1947 Terry Sylvester of The Hollies is born.

1946 The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is born in Los Angeles.

1943 Marcus Hutson of The Whispers is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1943 Lee Jackson of The Nice is born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Elvis Stamp Goes Into Circulation


Shortly after midnight on what would have been Elvis's 58th birthday, a 29-cent stamp with his image is officially dedicated at a Graceland ceremony.

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