Almanac: January 29, 2016
- 1917 - Lloyd Perryman (Sons of the Pioneers) (d. 1977)
- 1920 - Paul Gayten (d. 1991)
- 1931 - Leslie Bricusse (composer) (85)
- 1936 - James Jamerson (Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)
- 1942 - Claudine Longet (74)
- 1943 - Tony Blackburn (British DJ) (73)
- 1943 - Mark Wynter (73)
- 1944 - Andrew Loog Odham (72)
- 1946 - Bettye LaVette (70)
- 1947 - David Byron (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
- 1948 - Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen) (68)
- 1948 - Felice Taylor (68)
- 1952 - Tommy Ramone (born Erdélyi Tamás) (Ramones) (d. 2014)
- 1953 - Charlie Wilson (63)
- 1953 - Louie Perez (Los Lobos) (63)
- 1953 - Peter Bauman (Tangerine Dream) (63)
- 1954 - Richard Manitoba (MC5, Dictators) (62)
- 1954 - Rob Manzoli (Right Said Fred) (62)
- 1956 - Irlene Mandrell (Mandrell Sisters) (60)
- 1959 - Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ) (57)
- 1961 - Eddie Jackson (Queenryche) (55)
- 1961 - Pauline Henry (Chimes) (55)
- 1961 - David Baynton-Power (James) (55)
- 1962 - Marcus Vere (Living in a Box) (54)
- 1964 - Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) (52)
- 1981 - Jonny Lang (35)
- 1982 - Adam Lambert (34)
- 1976 - Jesse Fuller - Heart disease (79)
- 1980 - Jimmy Durante - Pneumonia (86)
- 1992 - Willie Dixon - Heart failure (76)
- 2005 - Eric Griffiths (Quarrymen) (64)
- 2009 - John Martyn - Double pneumonia (60)
- 1961 - Bob Dylan met Woody Guthrie for the first time.
- 1962 - Peter, Paul and Mary signed with Warner Brothers records.
- 1964 - The Beatles went to Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris and recorded the German versions of She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Can't Buy Me Love.
- 1972 - Smokey Robinson split with the Miracles.
- 1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer split up.
- 1982 - Gary Numan was forced to land his plane in Southampton, England at an RAF Base after running low on fuel.
- 1989 - Billy Joel sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.
- 1991 - The Stone Roses attacked the offices of their former label, Revolver Records, over what they perceived as the unauthorized rerelease of their early material.
- 1991 - The band James played on the roof of the Beatles' old offices in London 22 years to the day after the Fab Four had done the same.
- 1994 - Mary Wilson of the Supremes was injured and her 14-year-old son was killed when their jeep crashed on the freeway in Los Angeles.
- 1998 - Paul Simon's musical The Capeman premiered opened on Broadway.
- 2001 - A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that George Clinton had, in fact, signed away the rights to his songs to Bridgeport Music in 1983.
- 2004 - Gretchen Wilson signed with Epic Records.
- 2006 - Bryan Adams played in Karachi, Pakistan, the first performance by a western artist in the country in many years.
- 2010 - Sly Stone filed a $50 million lawsuit against his former manager Jerry Goldstein over fraud and stolen royalties.
- 1983 - Stevie Nicks and Kim Anderson
- 2004 - James Brown and Tommie Ray Brown (filed by Brown)
- 1959 - Heartaches by the Number - Ray Price
- 1958 - Tequila - Champs
- 1962 - Patsy Cline (EP) - Patsy Cline (included the newly recorded Crazy)
- 1966 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four
- 1977 - Luxury Liner - Emmylou Harris
- 1996 - American Music Awards
- Pop/Rock Male - Michael Jackson'
- Pop/Rock Female - Mariah Carey
- Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group - Eagles
- Pop/Rock Album - Hell Freezes Over - Eagles
- Sountrack - The Lion King
- Pop/Rock New Artist - Hootie & the Blowfish
- Soul/R&B Male - Luther Vandross
- Soul/R&B Female - Mariah Carey
- Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group - Boyz II Men
- Soul/R&B Album - II - Boyz II Men
- Soul/R&B New Artist - Brandy
- Country Male Artist - Garth Brooks
- Country Female Artist - Reba McEntire
- Country Band/Duo/Group - Alabama
- Country Album - The Hits - Garth Brooks
- Country New Artist - Shania Twain
- Adult Contemporary Artist - Eagles
- Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Coolio
- Alternative Artist - Pearl Jam
- Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist - Pearl Jam
- Award of Merit - Tammy Wynette
- 1942 - Desert Island Discs (BBC) (Premier)
- 1969 - The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (CBS) (Premier) - Bobby Gentry, John Hartford, Smothers Brothers
- 1986 - Crook and Chase (The Nashville Network) (Premier)