Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Almanac: January 22

Steve Perry
Birthdays
  • 1931 - Sam Cooke (d. 1964)
  • 1940 - Addie “Micki” Harris (Shirelles) (d. 1982)
  • 1946 - Malcolm McLaren (d. 2010)
  • 1949 - Steve Perry (Journey) (64)
  • 1949 - Nigel Pegrum (Small Faces, Steeleye Span) (64)
  • 1949 - J.P. Pennington (Exile) (64)
  • 1952 - Teddy Gentry (Alabama) (61)
  • 1960 - Michael Hutchence (INXS) (d. 1997)
  • 1965 - Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) (48)
  • 1965 - DJ Jazzy Jeff (born Jeffrey Townes) (48)
  • 1965 - Andrew Roachford (48)
  • 1969 - Marc Gay (Shai) (44)
  • 1978 - Ben Taylor (35)
  • 1981 - Ben Moody (Evanescence) (32)
  • 1981 - Willa Ford (born Amanda Modano) (32)
  • 1981 - Kelton "LDB" Kessee (IMx/Immature) (32)
  • 1985 - Orianthi Panagaris (28)

Deaths
  • 1994 - Rhett Forrester (Riot) - Murdered during carjacking (37)
  • 1997 - Ron Holden (57)
  • 1997 - Bill Mackenzie (Associates) - Suicide (39)
  • 2002 - Peter Bardens (Camel) - Lung cancer (56)
  • 2004 - Billy May (arranger) (87)
  • 2006 - Janette Carter (Carter Family) (82)

On This Day
  • 1955 - Porter Wagoner debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1960 - Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records.
  • 1967 - The Monkees gave their first public performance at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
  • 1971 - The Joe Cocker concert film Mad Dogs & Englishmen debuted in London.
  • 1972 - David Bowie announced he was bisexual in the British magazine Melody Maker.
  • 1984 - Barry Manilow sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.
  • 1988 - Faith No More made their U.K. live debut in London.
  • 1990 - Slash swore a number of times while accepting an award for Guns N' Roses at the American Music Awards.
  • 1992 - Mariah Carey's stepfather sued her for money that he gave to her to live in the early days of her career with the understanding she would pay it back when she became successful.
  • 1993 - Metallica kicked off their 77-date Nowhere Else to Roam tour.
  • 1994 - Dwight Yokam became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1998 - Toni Braxton filed for bankruptcy with liabilities of over $1 million.
  • 1998 - Snoop Dogg filed a suit against his former accountants for $10 million, accusing them of mismanaging his money.
  • 2003 - R.Kelly was arrested on twelve counts of child pornography.
  • 2003 - The Jayhawks are forced to cancel their tour when Gary Louris comes down with pericarditis.
  • 2004 - The Bottom Line in Greenwich Village closed its doors.
  • 2004 - Ryan Adams broke his wrist when he fell off the stage during a show in Liverpool, England. He was forced to cancel the rest of his tour.
  • 2004 - Rascal Flatts is forced to tour without singer Chris Cagle who is ordered to undergo “extreme vocal rest” through June.

Recorded
  • 1958 - MaybeEvery Night - Chantels
  • 1959 - Buddy Holly made his last recordings in his New York City apartment with just a guitar. The songs were produced and released after his death.
  • 1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers recorded for the first time.
  • 1963 - On Broadway - Drifters
  • 1966 - Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
  • 1969 - Get Back - Beatles (first day of recording the album)

Released
  • 2001 - The Modern Age EP - Strokes (debut)

Awards
  • 1990 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male - Bobby Brown
    • Pop/Rock Female, Dance Artist - Paula Abdul
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - New Kids on the Block
    • Pop/Rock Album - Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block
    • Pop/Rock Single - Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli
    • Pop/Rock New Artist, Soul/R&B New Artist - Milli Vanilli
    • Soul/R&B Male - Luther Vandross
    • Soul/R&B Female - Anita Baker
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - O'Jays
    • Soul/R&B Album - Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
    • Soul/R&B Single, Dance Single - Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
    • Country Male - Randy Travis
    • Country Female - Reba McEntire
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Alabama
    • Country Album - Old 8x10 - Randy Travis
    • Country Single - Deeper Than the Holler - Randy Travis
    • Country New Artist - Clint Black
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - M.C. Hammer
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Please Hammer Don't Hurt Them - M.C. Hammer
    • Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist - Young MC
    • Metal/Hard Rock Artist - Guns N' Roses
    • Metal/Hard Rock Album - Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
    • Metal/Hard Rock New Artist - Skid Row
    • Dance New Artist - Tone Loc
    • Award of Merit - Neil Diamond
    • Award of Achievement - Prince

Broadcasts
  • 1955 - Ozark Jubilee (ABC) (debut)
  • 1962 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Gene Chandler (TV debut)
  • 1978 - Fifty Years of Country Music (NBC)

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