January 19 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
January 19

1967 : Pink Floyd and Marmalade are on the bill at London's Marquee Club.

1970 : The "Easy Rider" soundtrack is certified gold.

1971 : Prosecutors at Charles Manson's murder trial play a recording of The Beatles' Helter Skelter, in deference to the rumor that Manson saw the band's White Album as a blueprint for violent revolution.

1974 : Two Miami shows featuring Bob Dylan and The Band prove so popular that they cause a nine-mile-long traffic jam. Many ticket holders only get to see half of the show(s).

1976 : Rock promoter Bill Sargent offers thirty million dollars to the members of The Beatles to reunite (and is shocked when they decline).

1994 : The Ninth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Rod Stewart. Axl Rose performs Come Together at the ceremony with Bruce Springsteen - it would be Axl's last public appearance until 1998.

2008 : Charlie Daniels is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

2008 : John Mayer makes a special visit backstage to meet Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour in Las Vegas.

2009 : The 12th annual Maple Blues Awards, the event honoring excellence among Canadian blues artists, is held by The Toronto Blues Society in Toronto, Canada. Jeff Healey sweeps three Maple Blues Awards including the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" honor.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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