January 3 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 3

1956 : Elvis Presley plays a show at the Von Theater in Booneville, Mississippi, where he is advertised as "The Folk Music Fireball".

1967 : Declaring himself a conscientious objector, The Beach Boys's Carl Wilson refuses to be sworn in after receiving an induction notice from the US Army.

1968 : 30,000 copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Two Virgins" album are confiscated at New Jersey's Newark Airport. The full-frontal nudity of the duo on the cover violated the state's obscenity laws.

1970 : Davy Jones announces that he's leaving The Monkees, essentially dissolving the group, which had dwindled to a duo.

1972 : Don McLean's "American Pie" is certified gold.

1974 : Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle" is certified gold.

1974 : Bob Dylan begins a 6-week tour in Chicago with The Band, who do double duty: backing Dylan and then playing their own set. In July, the double album "Before The Flood" is released, featuring highlights from the shows.

1981 : David Bowie finishes his Broadway run as the title character in the play "The Elephant Man".

2008 : Britney Spears suffers from a mental breakdown in Beverly Hills, where she refuses to hand over her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston to their father, Kevin Federline. Britney is eventually taken to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via ambulance and is admitted as a "special needs" patient.

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