January 14 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 14

1966 : David Jones issues his first recording under the name "David Bowie". Jones changed his last name to Bowie in order to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones. The single is called "Can't Help Thinking About Me" and is credited to David Bowie and the Lower Third.

1967 : The world's first "Be-In" takes place at Golden Gate Park's polo fields in San Franscisco, California, gathering more than 25,000 people. Performers include Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, and Big Brother & The Holding Company.

1970 : John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs are exhibited publicly in London (and removed by Scotland Yard two days later).

1970 : At the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Diana Ross performs her last show with The Supremes.

1970 : As she performs her last show with The Supremes, Diana Ross introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell.

1975 : Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits" is certified gold.

1989 : The soundtrack to the film "Dirty Dancing" reaches sales of ten million copies, which is now known as Diamond certification. The movie was set in 1963, and the soundtrack contained songs from that era along with new ones like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" which were written for the film.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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