January 5 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 5

1963 : Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess records, tells Billboard magazine, "As it stands today, there's virtually no difference between rock and roll, pop and rhythm and blues. The music has completely overlapped."

1968 : Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits" album is certified gold.

1972 : John Denver's "Aerie" album is certified gold.

1974 : Bruce Springsteen performs "Rosalita" for the first time at a concert at Joe's Place in Boston. The song would become a live favorite and Bruce would often play it as an encore.

1979 : The double-album soundtrack to the film "Saturday Night Fever" reaches sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history.

2004 : Ray Davies (The Kinks) is shot in the leg when he pursues two men who snatched his girlfriend's purse.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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