January 4 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 4

1954 : A young truck driver named Elvis Presley enters the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, Tennessee, ostensibly to record a song for his mother's birthday (which was, in reality, many months away). He records "Casual Love Affair" and "I’ll Never Stand in Your Way". It was this recording that would lead MRS head Sam Phillips to call Presley back to record for his Sun Records label.

1957 : Louis Jordan, recording "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out".

1957 : Elvis Presley reports for his pre-induction Army physical in Memphis.

1968 : Jimi Hendrix spends the night in a Swedish jail after trashing a hotel room, reportedly during a fight with his bandmate Noel Redding.

1970 : The Who's Keith Moon accidentally runs over his chauffeur, Neil Boland, killing him. Apparently, Moon's car was under attack from some unruly teenagers, and when Boland jumped out to get them to move, Moon, in a panic, got behind the wheel to drive the car away himself. Unfortunately, the crowd had since pushed Boland under the car.

1971 : The film "Performance", starring Mick Jagger, premieres in London two years after its completion.

1973 : The Allman Brothers Band publicly announce Lamar Williams as their replacement for recently deceased bassist Berry Oakley.

1991 : Nirvana signs with Geffen Records. In September, their album "Nevermind" is released.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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