Elvis, Paul Stanley, Artist Tongue Lashing at RnR Hall of Fame Ceremony, Death of Etta James….
Blues pioneer Lead Belly (Huddie Willieam Ledbetter) was born Jan 20, 1888 in Mooringsport, LA
Buzz Aldrin (astronaut) is 84 – Second person to walk on the moon
David Lynch (director) is 68 – Director of Mulholland
Dr. Ian Hill (bassist) is 63 – Bassist for Judas Priest
Paul Stanley (guitarist) is 62 – Guitarist for Kiss
Bill Maher (comedian/TV host) is 58 – Host of Real Time with Bill Maher – LIVE IN MOBILE
Lorenzo Lamas (actor) is 56 – Star of Renegade
James Denton (actor) is 51 “Mike Delfino” on Desperate Housewives
Stacey Dash (actress) is 48 “Dee” in Clueless
Rainn Wilson (actor) is 48 “Dwight Schrute” on The Office
Skeet Ulrich (actor) is 44 “Billy Loomis” in Scream
Edwin McCain (singer) is 44 – Born in Greenville, South Carolina
Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drummer) is 43 – Drummer for The Roots
Rob Bourdon (drummer) is 35 – Drummer for Linkin Park
In 1958…Elvis Presley got his U-S Army orders to report for duty. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film King Creole.
In 1965…The Rolling Stones appeared on the season premiere of Shindig! They invited Howlin’ Wolf to be their guest on the show, then sat at his feet while the bluesman performed. Also appearing on the show were The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Bobby Vee, Bobby Sherman and Gerry & the Pacemakers.
In 1968…Having been in seclusion since his 1966 motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan tried to rebuild bridges with the folk community he left behind after going electric. He and The Band performed on a bill with Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot at a Carnegie Hall tribute to Woody Guthrie, who passed away in October 1967.
In 1969…Elvis Presley recorded “In the Ghetto” and Suspicious Minds.” It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956.In 1964…The album Meet the Beatles was released in the U-S on Capitol Records. It was their U-S debut LP.
In 1970…John Lennon and Yoko Ono both cut their hair off in Denmark and declared it to be “Year One.”
In 1973…Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry.
In 1974…Stevie Wonder played his first show after an auto accident five months earlier.
In 1977…British DJ John Peel played Pink Floyd’s Animals on air for the first time.
In 1982…Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off of a bat in Des Moines, Iowa and was hospitalized and forced to take a series of rabies shots. Osbourne says he thought it was a toy/fake bat.
In 1986…Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan performed at a Martin Luther King Day concert in Washington, D.C.
In 1988…The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Drifters, Berry Gordy, Jr., The Supremes, Les Paul, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Beach Boys singer Mike Love gave a rambling speech in which he insulted Paul McCartney, Diana Ross,Bruce Springsteen and even Mick Jagger. Paul McCartney himself did not attend, refusing to play with George Harrison or Ringo Starr due to business differences.
In 1999…While on probation for a 1997 heroin conviction, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment center.
In 2002…Sting won his first Golden Globe for his song “Until” from the Kate & Leopold soundtrack.
In 2004…John Mayer, Common, and Roc-A-Fella CEOs Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke attended a listening session at New York’s Sony Studios for aspiring rapper Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout.
In 2011…Twitter reaches 200,000,000 users.
In 2012… Etta James, legendary influential R&B singer passed away from complications from Leukemia