Good afternoon, music trivia addicts! Here’s today’s lesson, and I know it’s late. But it’s better late than never. Better still, it’s easy peasy.
Here’s your lesson for today:
January 18 1956: Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets became the first rock n’ roll album to enter the charts.
January 18, 1964: Another historical day in rock music: I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles debuts at #45, their first chart hit in the U.S. It becomes the fastest-selling song in Capitol Records history.
January 18 1965: The Rolling Stones recorded The Last Time and Play With Fire at RCA Studios in Hollywood, California.
January 18, 1969: The Beatles (aka, The White Album) spends a fourth week in the #1 slot.
Also on this day, Dusty Springfield makes her way back to the Top 10 with the great song, Son of a Preacher Man.
January 18, 1975: George Harrison scored another Top 10 album with Dark Horse.
January 18, 1990: 90,000 people in Brazil saw Bob Dylan at his first show in South America when he plays in Sao Paulo.
January 18, 2016: Glenn Frey, co-founder, guitarist, songwriter and singer for the Eagles died in New York City of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia at the age of 67.
Born On This Day
January 18, 1933: Ray Dolby, inventor of the Dolby noise reduction system, was born in Portland, Oregon.
January 18, 1941: David Ruffin, vocalist for The Temptations, was born in Whynot, Mississippi.