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This Month in Music- January

Sometimes I will make a “This Day in Music” post and share some events that happened that particular day in the world of music. I decided to combine a whole month’s worth of happenings into one post. So here are some things that happened in January throughout the years. Of course, this is not at all an exhaustive list. Just some of the things that I found interesting and wanted to share with you. Some are fun, and some are sad, but here you go!

January 1st, 1953– Hank Williams died at age 29 of a heart attack brought on by drugs and alcohol.

January 2nd, 1979– The Sex Pistols’ bass player Sid Vicious goes on trial in New York, accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

January 3rd– Happy Birthday to Sir George Martin(1926), Stephen Stills (1945), and John Paul Jones(1946)!

January 4th, 1986– Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose.

January 6th– Happy Birthday to Syd Barrett (1946) and Malcolm Young (1953)!

January 7th, 1994– Oasis starts recording their debut album Definitely Maybe at Monrow Studios in South Wales.

January 8th- Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947)!

Also on this date in 1979, Rush was named Canada’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

January 9th, 1944– Jimmy Page was born.

January 10, 1990– Bon Jovi played the first of seven sold out nights at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on the New Jersey Syndicate Tour.

January 13th, 1968– Johnny Cash played a show at Folsom Prison.

January 14th– Happy Birthday Zakk Wylde (1967) and Dave Grohl (1969).

January 15th, 1967– The Rolling Stones were forced to change the lyrics of “Let’s Spend the Night Together” to “let’s spend some time together” when appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show.

January 18th, 1971– Jonathan Davis of Korn was born.

January 19th, 1943– Happy Birthday Janis Joplin!

January 20th, 1982- Ozzy Osbourne had his “biting the head off a bat” incident in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 22nd- Lots of birthdays, including Steve Perry (1953), Michael Hutchence (1962), and Steven Adler (1965).

January 26th, 1957– Eddie Van Halen was born.

January 27, 1977- The Clash signed to CBS Records in the UK.

January 28th, 1985– “We are the World” was recorded.

January 29, 1969– The Beatles played on the the rooftop of the Apple building.

And there you have it! A few things that happened in the music world in the month of January.

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Welcome to the US Beatles

This was the day in 1964 that the boys from Liverpool, the Beatles, arrived in New York. I know we’ve all seen the pictures, but, hey, here you go again.

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The Birth of Rickrolling, or Rick Astley

On this day in 1966, Rick Astley  was born. Who knew that his 1980’s hit would become such an internet sensation years later?

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The Boy Who Would Be a Beatle- Ringo Starr

This is the day that in 1962, Ringo Starr first played with the Beatles. However, he was just filling in for Pete Best, who was ill. A few more months passed before Ringo was officially a band member.  Sorry Pete, sounds like this was the beginning of the end for you!

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Happy Birthday, Alice Cooper!

It’s Mr. Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier)’s birthday today! If I did the math right, I believe he is turning 68.

What is your favorite tune by Alice?

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The Day the Music Died

Yes it was on February 3rd, 1959 that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. The pilot Roger Peterson passed away as well. And being from Iowa, it happened in my own state. I’ve driven past the site before. So, today might be a good day to rock out to American Pie by Don McLean or watch The Buddy Holly Story or La Bamba.





Welcome to December!

Hello everyone!

I have a lot of new posts planned and also some updates to the rest of the website.

Some of you may know, but some of you may not be aware that in addition to this blogging thing, and crafting stuff, I also write for a couple of publications.

This month, my interview with Metal Allegiance is the cover story over at Screamer Magazine.

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So go check it out HERE and stay tuned for more fun posts!

This Day in Music- September 18

Here are just a few of the things that happened in the world of music on September 18 throughout the years.


1970- This is the day that Jimi Hendrix passed away.

1983- Kiss appeared on MTV without their make-up for an interview. Yikes! Eventually they got smart and put it back on.

1984- David Bowie won Video of the Year for China Girl at the first MTV Video Awards.

1996- Julian Lennon successfully bid on the recording notes to the song Hey Jude at Sotheby’s in London.

2006- Willie Nelson’s your bus pulled over in Louisiana. 4 members of his band are charged with drug possession. Surprise, surprise.