January 20 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 20

1958 : Elvis Presley receives his draft notice in Memphis, Tennessee. It allows a sixty-day deferment for the King to finish his film King Creole.

1962 : Dick Dale's guitar instrumental "Let's Go Trippin'" hits #60, becoming the first Surf Rock song to chart. Many groups, including The Beach Boys, would subsequently cover the song.

1973 : Jerry Lee Lewis makes his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, telling the crowd at the end of his set: "Let me tell ya somethin' about Jerry Lee Lewis, ladies and gentlemen; I am a rock 'n' rollin', country-and-western, rhythm 'n' blues-singin’ mothaf---er."

1982 : Ozzy Osbourne gets a rabies shot after biting off the head of a live bat, thinking it was one of the rubber ones he used in his act.

1988 : The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, and The Supremes are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the third class. Mike Love of The Beach Boys gives a Ricky Gervais-at-the-Golden Globes-style speech, insulting many in attendance.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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