January 26 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 26

1934 : The Apollo Theatre opens in Harlem, New York City, as a "Negro vaudeville theatre".

1957 : Buddy Holly and the Crickets make their second appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show. Before the show Sullivan, who considered Holly's hit Oh Boy! too "raunchy", forbids him from singing it on tonight's show. Holly refuses, causing Sullivan to limit Buddy to one song instead of two, sabotage him with bad lighting and sound, and mispronounce his name. Holly is visibly upset on the stage.

1966 : When Manfred Mann's lead singer, Paul Jones, falls ill, The Animals' Eric Burdon fills in at this evening's concert at the Marquee in London.

1970 : Joseph McGrath's film "The Magic Christian", starring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers, premieres in Beverly Hills, California.

1974 : The Doobie Brothers begin their first European tour in London.

1977 : Original Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Peter Green is committed to a mental hospital after threatening an accountant with an air rifle. The accountant was trying to deliver a royalty check, which Green insisted he didn't want.

1986 : Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins is left paralyzed from a car accident that kills his female companion. He can't play with the re-formed band the next year, but chooses Randall Hall as his replacement.

1997 : ZZ Top, James Brown, and the "Blues Brothers" perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show in New Orleans.

2011 : Wilco announce the launch of their own label, dBpm Records. The band state the label will put out all future Wilco releases "and more".

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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