January 17 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 17

1971 : Marvin Gaye performs the national anthem at Superbowl V in Miami, Florida.

1972 : Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee, is renamed "Elvis Presley Blvd".

1990 : The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who.

1996 : David Bowie, Galdys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2006 : Kristen Hall announces she is leaving Sugarland. According to a statement by fellow bandmates, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, Hall chose to quit so she could "stay home and write songs."

2008 : After stopping off at a local shop in London on her way home from visiting her husband, who remains in prison, Amy Winehouse blows off some steam and attacks a photographer, which leads to the singer being escorted away by the police.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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