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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1941 The Andrews Sisters record "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

In 1963 Bobby "Blue" Bland's single "That's Way Love Is" is released.

In 1970 "Who'll Stop The Rain" b/w "Travelin' Band" by Creedence Clearwater Revival is released.

In 1971 George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass," his first album as an ex-Beatle, hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for seven weeks.

In 1972 Jackson Browne's self-titled album "Jackson Browne" is released.

In 1973 After their car breaks down, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page hitchhike to their performance in Sheffield, England.

In 1974 Country legend Tex Ritter dies of a heart attack.

In 1974 "Just You & Me" by Chicago is certified gold.

In 1975 The Allman Brothers Band is honored by the Georgia Department of Corrections as the Outstanding Community Organization of the Year.

In 1975 John Lennon gains access to records kept on him by the U.S. Immigration Service.

In 1975 Pink Floyd begins work on their upcoming "Wish You Were Here" album at Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1975 Suzi Quatro appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1976 Charges are dropped against Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, who'd been arrested for carrying a .38 he'd taken from his girlfriend.

In 1977 Composer Erroll Garner ("Misty") dies at age 53.

In 1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen opens in New York City.

In 1980 Larry Williams ("Dizzy Miss Lizzy," "Bony Moronie") is found shot to death.

In 1985 Luther Vandross' "Busy Body" album and Billy Ocean's album "Suddenly" are both certified platinum.

In 1991 Phil Collins' album "Serious Hits... Live!" is certified platinum.

In 1991 Salt 'n Pepa's single "Do You Want Me" is released.

In 1992 Hammer's single "Too Legit To Quit" is certified gold.

In 1996 Madonna testifies against accused stalker Robert Hoskins, who is eventually found guilty.

In 1996 Mariah Carey's album "Daydream" goes platinum for the sixth time.

In 1997 Guitarist Randy California of Spirit disappears after being caught in an ocean current off the coast of Hawaii.

In 1997 Faith Hill's album "It Matters To Me" is certified double platinum.

In 2015 Country legend Little Jimmy Dickens, who helped country music bridge the gap with rock 'n' roll through his early embrace of electric guitars, dies of cardiac arrest in a Nashville. He was 94.

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