Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, January 28, 2020

64 years ago (1956)Elvis Presley makes his national television debut on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show on CBS.
62 years ago (1958)Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronald J. Hargrave copyright High School Confidential, the title track to Lewis' second movie appearance.
55 years ago (1965)The Who make their first appearance on the British TV rock show Ready Steady Go! With the studio audience packed with mods by Who managers Kit Lambert and Pete Stamp. The band's performance helped put the single I Can't Explain into the British top-ten.
52 years ago (1968)Sarah McLachlan is born.
43 years ago (1977)N*Sync’s Joey Fatone, Jr. is born.
42 years ago (1978)The Doobie Brothers make the first of two appearances on TV's What's Happening!
42 years ago (1978)Veteran soul vocal group the Manhattans enter the soul chart with Am I Losing You, which in 17 weeks on the charts goes to #6.
42 years ago (1978)Rocker Ted Nugent autographs a man's arm with a bowie knife. The fan had requested it.
40 years ago (1980)Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is born.
38 years ago (1982)Jackson Browne and his second wife, Lynne Sweeney, welcome their first child, Ryan Daniel Browne.
35 years ago (1985)A who's who in the world of music show up at the legendary A&M Studio's in Hollywood. They “check their egos at the door” and record We Are The World
24 years ago (1996)Rocker Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on Friends.
15 years ago (2005)Jim Capaldi, the British drummer for Traffic, dies in London from stomach cancer. He was 60.
5 years ago (2015)Paul Kantner, who helped pioneer psychedelic rock as the guitarist and founder of Jefferson Airplane and its splinter group Jefferson Starship, dies of multiple organ failure and septic shock after a heart attack a few days earlier. He was 74. Coincidentally, Signe Anderson, the Jefferson Airplane vocalist prior to Grace Slick, also passes away the same day and at the same age as Kantner.
3 years ago (2017)Singer Bobby Freeman dies at age 76 in Anson, Texas. His 1958 hit, Do You Wanna Dance, was covered by the Beach Boys, The Ramones, Bette Midler and the Mamas and the Papas.

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