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Old 01-17-2022, 09:46 AM   #4033
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This Day In Rock History: January 1st


1950 Morgan Fisher (keyboardist for Mott The Hoople) is born Stephen Morgan Fisher in Mayfair, London, England.

1968 The Berkeley, California, swamp-rockers The Golliwogs change their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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1953 American singer-songwriter and musician singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol aged 29. Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 11 of which ranked at No.1, including 'Cold, Cold Heart,' 'Hey, Good Lookin', 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive,' and 'Your Cheatin' Heart.'

1984 Alexis Korner died of lung cancer aged 55. Know as "the Founding Father of British Blues", he was a major force behind the UK early 60s R&B scene. Formed Blues Incorporated; members at various times included Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond and Charlie Watts. Had hits with CCS, including a version of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' which was used as the theme for BBC's Top Of The Pops for several years. He became a radio presenter in the Seventies.

2019 American singer, songwriter Pegi Young died of cancer age 66. She first met future husband Neil Young in 1974 when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his ranch, a story he tells in the 1992 song ‘Unknown Legend’. They married in August 1978 and had two children. Her debut as a singer came in 1983 when she was a member of The Pinkettes, the backing vocalists on her husband's rockabilly Shocking Pinks tour. She released her debut solo album in 2007.

2021 Mick Bolton, the keyboardist best known for playing with Mott the Hoople and Dexys Midnight Runners died age 72. During the 80’s Bolton found a notable gig offstage; giving keyboard lessons to Paul McCartney's wife and collaborator, Linda McCartney.

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1980 ● Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock

1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock


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1946 Chick Churchill (keyboardist for Ten Years After) is born Michael George Churchill in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.

1950 Sam Phillips opens the Memphis Recording Service, which he later renames Sun Studio. Among the artists to record there is Elvis Presley, who gets his start recording with Phillips.

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1997 Guitarist Randy California from US group Spirit drowned when rescuing his 12-year old son when he was sucked into a riptide in surf off Hawaii.

2012 American rock guitarist Larry Reinhardt died aged 63 of cirrhosis of the liver. He played with Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond. At one time Reinhardt was known by the nicknames "El Rhino" and "Ryno".

2019 American musician and songwriter Daryl Dragon died from kidney failure aged 76. He was known as ‘Captain’ from the musical duo Captain & Tennille with his then-wife, Toni Tennille. They scored numerous hits on the US singles charts, the most enduring of which included ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’, ‘Do That to Me One More Time’, and ‘Muskrat Love’. They hosted their own television variety series on ABC in 1976–77. Dragon also worked on The Beach Boys' 1972 release Carl and the Passions – ‘So Tough’.



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1945 Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield) is born in Dallas, Texas.

1946 Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is born in Sidcup, Kent, England.


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2014 Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, died of complications from lung disease aged 74, in California. In their heyday between 1957 and 1962, the Everly Brothers had 19 Top 40 hits, including 'Bye Bye Love', 'Wake Up Little Susie' and 'All I Have to Do Is Dream' and influenced acts such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top-100 singles, 26 in the top 40. They hold the record for the most Top-100 singles by any duo. In the UK, they had 30 chart singles, 29 in the top 40, 13 top 10, and 4 at No. 1 between 1957 and 1984.


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2021 Jerry Marsden, guitarist and lead vocalist for Gerry And The Pacemakers died at the age of 78 after suffering an infection in his heart. His band placed seven songs in the Billboard Top 40, including three of them in the Top 10, during the height of the British Invasion of the mid-1960s.

2022 The estate of David Bowie announced that they had reached a deal to sell his songwriting catalog to Warner Music Group's Warner Chappell. The agreement included the twenty-six studio albums released during David's lifetime, as well as the posthumous studio album, "Toy". Also included were the two studio albums from his band, Tin Machine, along with songs released as singles from soundtracks and other projects. Although no actual figures were released, the deal was estimated to be worth around $250 million dollars.



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1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Just Like Us! ► Pop-Rock

1968 ● The Byrds —— The Notorious Byrd Brothers ► Country-Rock

1974 ● Hot Tuna —— The Phosphorescent Rat ► Folk-Rock


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