January 15 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 15

1961 : The Supremes sign with Motown Records.

1964 : The King and I soundtrack album is certified gold.

1966 : The Rolling Stones' December's Children album is certified gold.

1967 : The film "The Fastest Guitar Alive", starring Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley, premieres in New York City.

1968 : John Fred and the Playboy Band's "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" is certified gold.

1974 : Brownsville Station's "Smokin' In The Boys' Room" is certified gold.

1976 : Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon on guitar for Eagles.

1981 : Stevie Wonder leads a rally in Washington to get Martin Luther King's birthday declared an official holiday. He performs his song "Happy Birthday", written for King, which becomes a rallying call for the movement.

1992 : Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & the MG's, The Isley Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave, and The Yardbirds are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1998 : James Brown is admitted to a South Carolina hospital for addiction to painkillers.

2010 : Charlie Daniels is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. Daniels will recover and be released from the hospital two days later.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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