January 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 29

1959 : According to Troy Shondell, Buddy Holly sees Troy's performance in Davenport, Iowa, four days before "the day the music dies".

1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign with Warner Brothers Records.

1967 : Jimi Hendrix and The Who headline a London concert honoring Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.

1979 : 16-year-old Brenda Spencer shoots at an elementary school, killing 2 adults and injuring 9 kids. When asked why she did it, she replied, I don't like Mondays, which the Boomtown Rats used as the title for a song.

1989 : Billy Joel sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIII in Miami.

2008 : Prog rock band The Mars Volta releases their album "The Bedlam in Goliath" which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. As a promotion, the band also gives away a CD-vinyl single, a special format with an optical side readable in CD players and a vinyl side that plays on a turntable for about three minutes. Both sides contain a cover of Pink Floyd's "Candy and a Currant Bun".

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