January 7 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 7

1946 : A tornado rips through Tupelo, Mississippi, forcing a ten-year-old Elvis Presley into the cellar with his mother, Gladys.

1924 : Composer George Gershwin completes "Rhapsody In Blue."

1963 : Gary "U.S." Bonds sues Chubby Checker for copyright infringement to the tune of $100,000, claiming that Checker's "Dancing Party" is a thinly veiled rewrite of Bonds' recent hit Quarter To Three. The suit is eventually settled out-of-court for an undisclosed sum.

1968 : The influential San Francisco radio station KMPX asks listeners to select their choices for the upcoming elections. They choose Bob Dylan for President, Paul Butterfield, as Vice-President, and George Harrison ambassador to the UN.

1970 : Max Yasgur, whose farm in upstate New York played host to the original Woodstock Festival, is sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers.

1972 : Bread's "Baby I'm-A Want You" is certified gold.

1980 : Led Zeppelin's "In Through The Out Door" is certified platinum; it will be the last Zep album issued while drummer John Bonham is alive.

1981 : "Eagles Live" is certified platinum; it will be 13 years until the next Eagles album is released.

2012 : Katy Perry's album "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in history to have 7 songs from the same album reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. This was official as soon as the single "The One That Got Away" hit #1.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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