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On Jan. 24, 1980, a new billboard was seen on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. The billboard was put up by Pink Floyd to advertise their upcoming four-city world tour to promote their album “The Wall”. Now this is where we need some help. Some sources say the sign started out as a brick wall and […]

On Jan. 23, 1959, the Winter Dance Party tour, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and DION and the Belmonts, played its first date at Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Ballroom. It would become the most famous tour in the history of Rock and Roll, but would only last for 10 shows with the original […]

On Jan. 22, 1959, Buddy Holly was getting ready to go out on a winter tour. That day, in his New York City apartment, he sat down with an acoustic guitar and recorded what would be his last songs — “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Crying, Waiting, Hoping,” “That’s What They Say,” “What to Do,” “Learning […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “The Graduate” was released on Jan. 21, 1968. The album featured many songs from Simon & Garfunkel. The soundtrack had two versions of the song “Mrs. Robinson”, but neither was the full version that was featured on S&G’s LP “Bookends” which was released in April of that year. The […]

On Jan. 21, 1966, George Harrison married Patricia Anne Boyd at the Esher Register Office, Surrey, England. Paul McCartney and The Beatles manager Brian Epstein were in attendance. Pattie, a fashion model, had been Harrison’s girlfriend since they met on the set of A Hard Day’s Night two years earlier. Eventually, Boyd would begin an […]

On Jan. 21, 1968, (the soon to be legendary engineer) Eddie Kramer loaded up the tape machines for his next session. His clients for the day, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They entered Olympic Studios in London to record their cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” Their cover of the song would end up […]

The Disco craze came into full swing on Jan. 21, 1978 when the soundtrack from the movie “Saturday Night Fever” became the #1 album in the US. It would stay there for 24 weeks. I knocked Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” out of the top spot (Rumours was the #1 LP for 31 non-consecutive weeks prior). Now […]

On Jan. 20, 1964, the LP “Meet The Beatles!” was released in the US. Meet the Beatles! was the second Beatles album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records. After constantly rejecting requests by both Brian Epstein and George Martin to release Beatles records […]

Does bat taste like chicken? On Jan. 20, 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat during a concert at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA. An unconscious bat was throw on stage, so he bit its head off & was taken to a hospital after the concert to undergo a rabies […]

On Jan. 19, 1981, Styx released their 10th album “Paradise Theater”. The album had of four singles that charted. “The Best of Times”, written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Much Time on My Hands”, written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw’s only […]


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