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    WEEK 11th - 20th JANUARY


    January 20, 1982 : OZZY OSBOURNE is hospitalized with rabies after biting the head off a dead bat that was thrown on stage by a fan.

    January 19, 2000 : Spencer Goodman, the man who kidnapped and killed the wife of "ZZ TOP" manager Bill Ham in Houston in 1991,is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville,Texas.Ham was present for the execution.

    January 19, 1973 : "PINK FLOYD" begin recording "Dark Side Of The Moon".

    January 18, 1991 : "AC/DC"'s show in Salt Lake City,UT is catastrophic when a general admission audience of 13,000 stampede,killing three individuals.One of the fathers brings suit against the band, but by spring '91 the case is dismissed.

    January 18, 1974 : "BAD COMPANY" is formed.

    January 17, 2001 : "METALLICA" bassist Jason Newsted leaves the band.

    January 17, 1973 : Ace Frehley auditions for "KISS".


    January 17, 1981 : Vince Neil joins "MOTLEY CRUE".

    January 16, 1969 : "LED ZEPPELIN"'s "I" is released.

    January 15, 1965 : "THE WHO" release their first single,"Can't Explain".


    January 15, 1967 : "THE ROLLING STONES" are forced to change the lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together",to "let's spend some time together",when appearing on the U.S. TV 's "The Ed Sullivan Show".

    January 14, 1978 : The last "SEX PISTOLS" show,took place in Winterland,San Francisco.

    January 12, 2002 : a few hours after performing a show in Columbus, Ohio on January 12th,"AMERICAN DOG" guitarist Steve Theado is struck by a car while attempting to change a flat tire on his vehicle. Steve undergoes surgery and early reports indicate he has two broken ankles, a broken leg and a broken rib.

    January 11, 1985 : "IRON MAIDEN" play for the first time in South America at 'Rock In Rio' in front of an estimated 200,000 fans!

    2000 : Britain's 'Guitar Magazine' announces that JIMI HENDRIX is the greatest guitarist of the last 2000 years. Others on the list include: Jimmy Page,Eddie Van Halen,Steve Vai,Tony Iommi,Randy Rhoads,Dimebag Darrel,Yngwie Malmsteen,Angus Young,Kirk Hammett,Adrian Smith,Dave Murray and Kerry King.

    Posted on 2008-01-12 03:56:08 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th JANUARY


    January 8, 1979 : The Canadian government names "RUSH" the country's official "Ambassadors of Music".


    January 8, 1991 : "DEF LEPPARD" guitarist Steve Clark is found dead in his London home.An autopsy concludes that he died from a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs.

    January 4, 1978 : OZZY OSBOURNE rejoins "BLACK SABBATH" replacing Dave Walker.


    January 4, 1986 : "THIN LIZZY" legend Phil Lynott dies of heart failure and pneumonia after a drug overdose.

    January 3, 1983 : "TRIUMPH" release "Never Surrender".

    Posted on 2008-01-04 05:28:30 and written by dimitris


    JANUARY ROCK BIRTHDAYS


    January 1, 1942, Country Joe McDonald
    January 1, 1950, Morgan Fisher (Mott the Hoople)
    January 1, 1950, Steve Ripley (Tractors)
    January 1, 1958, Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler)
    January 2, 1936, Roger Miller
    January 2, 1949, Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)
    January 3, 1926, George Martin (producer - Beatles)
    January 3, 1945, Stephen Stills
    January 3, 1946, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    January 4, 1946, Arthur Conley
    January 4, 1956, Bernard Albrecht/Summer (Joy Division/New Order)
    January 4, 1957, Patty Loveless
    January 4, 1960, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
    January 4, 1962, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)
    January 4, 1966, Deanna Carter
    January 4, 1967, Benjamine Darvill (Crash Test Dummies)
    January 5, 1923, Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
    January 5, 1940, George Malone (Monotones)
    January 5, 1949, George Brown (Kool and the Gang)
    January 5, 1950, Chris Stein, (Blondie)
    January 5, 1964, Grant Young (Soul Asylum)
    January 5, 1966, Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson)
    January 5, 1969, Marilyn Manson
    January 6, 1924, Earl Scruggs
    January 6, 1929, Wilbert Harrison
    January 6, 1937, Doris Troy
    January 6, 1946, Syd Barrett (Roger Barrett) (Pink Floyd)
    January 6, 1947, Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention)
    January 6, 1951, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
    January 6, 1953, Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
    January 6, 1959, Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge)
    January 6, 1964, Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
    January 7, 1942, Paul Revere (Paul Revere's Raiders)
    January 7, 1943, Leona Williams (Helton Family Band, Loretta Lynn's band)
    January 7, 1946, Jann Wenner (publisher - Rolling Stone magazine)
    January 7, 1946, Andy Brown (Fortunes)
    January 7, 1948, Kenny Loggins
    January 7, 1959, Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's)
    January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley
    January 8, 1937, Shirley Bassey
    January 8, 1940, Little Anthony Gourdune (Little Anthony & The Imperials)
    January 8, 1946, Robbie Krieger (Robert Krieger)(The Doors)
    January 8, 1947, David Bowie (David Robert Jones)
    January 8, 1947, Terry Sylvester (Hollies)
    January 8, 1955, Mike Reno (Loverboy)
    January 8, 1959, Paul Hester (Crowded House)
    January 9, 1941, Joan Baez
    January 9, 1944, Scott Engel (Walker Brothers)
    January 9, 1945, Jimmy Page (Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin)
    January 9, 1948, Bill Cowsill (Cowsills)
    January 9, 1950, David Johanson (Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue)
    January 9, 1951, Crystal Gayle
    January 9, 1963, Eric Erlandson (Hole)
    January 9, 1967, Dave Matthews
    January 10, 1917, Jerry Wexler (record producer)
    January 10, 1935, Ronnie Hawkins (The Hawks)
    January 10, 1939, Scott McKenzie
    January 10, 1943, Jim Croce
    January 10, 1945, Rod Stewart
    January 10, 1946, Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall, Jefferson Starship)
    January 10, 1948, Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers)
    January 10, 1948, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
    January 10, 1953, Pat Benatar (Patrcia Andrejewski)
    January 10, 1958, Shawn Colvin
    January 10, 1959, Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets)
    January 10, 1964, Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies)
    January 10, 1973, Aerle Taree (Arrested Development)
    January 10, 1979, Chris Smith (Kris Kross)
    January 11, 1943, Tony Kaye (Yes)
    January 11, 1949, Frederick Dennis Greene (Sha Na Na)
    January 11, 1958, Vicky Peterson (Bangles)
    January 11, 1971, Mary J. Blige
    January 12, 1930, Glenn Yarborough (Limelighters)
    January 12, 1939, William Lee Golden (Oakridge Boys)
    January 12, 1941, Long John Baldry
    January 12, 1946, Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone)
    January 12, 1954, Felipe Rose (Village People)
    January 12, 1959, Per Gessle (Roxette)
    January 12, 1960, Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows)
    January 13, 1930, Bobby Lester (Moonglows)
    January 13, 1955, Fred White (Earth Wind and Fire)
    January 13, 1955, Trevor Rabin (Yes)
    January 13, 1961, Suggs (Graham McPherson) (Madness)
    January 14, 1936, Clarence Carter
    January 14, 1938, Alain Toussaint
    January 14, 1938, Jack Jones
    January 14, 1948, T-Bone Burnett
    January 14, 1959, Cas Smith (Cathal Smyth) (Madness)
    January 14, 1959, Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
    January 14, 1961, Mike Tramp (White Lion)
    Janaury 14, 1965, Slick Rick
    January 14, 1967, Steve Bowman (Counting Crows)
    January 14, 1968, L.L. Cool J. (James Todd Smith)
    January 14, 1969, Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
    January 15, 1909, Gene Krupa (drummer)
    January 15, 1941, Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)
    January 15, 1942, Edward Bivens (Manhattans)
    January 15, 1945, Joan Johnson (Dixie Cups)
    January 15, 1949, Ronnie Van Zandt (Ronald Wayne Van Zandt) (Lynyrd Skynrd)
    January 15, 1951, Martha Davis (Motels)
    January 15, 1952, Melvyn Gale (Electric Light Orchestra)
    January 15, 1953, Boris Blank (Yello)
    January 16, 1937, Bob Bogle (Ventures)
    January 16, 1942, William Francis (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
    January 16, 1942, Barbara Lynn
    January 16, 1944, Jim Stafford
    January 16, 1946, Ronnie Milsap
    January 16, 1948, John Carpenter
    January 16, 1960, Sade (Helen Folasade Adu)
    January 16, 1962, Paul Webb (Talk Talk)
    January 16, 1966, Maxine Jones (En Vogue)
    January 17, 1944, Chris Montez
    January 17, 1945, William Hart (Delfonics)
    January 17, 1948, Mick Taylor (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers/Rolling Stones)
    January 17, 1955, Steve Earle
    January 17, 1956, Paul Young
    January 17, 1960, John Crawford (Berlin)
    January 17, 1957, Susanna Hoffs (Bangles)
    January 18, 1941, David Ruffin (Temptations)
    January 18, 1942, Bobby Goldboro
    January 18, 1943, Dave Greenslade (Thunderbird/Colisseum/Greenslade)
    January 18, 1953, Brett Hudson (Hudson Brothers)
    January 18, 1957, Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)
    January 19, 1938, Phil Everly
    January 19, 1943, Janis Lynn Joplin
    January 19, 1944, Shelley Fabares
    January 19, 1945, Rod Evans (Deep Purple)
    January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton
    January 19, 1949, Robert Palmer
    January 19, 1951, Dewey Bunnell (America)
    January 19, 1957, Mickey Virtue (UB40)
    January 20, 1889, Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter)
    January 20, 1924, Slim Whitman
    January 20, 1933, Ron Townson (Fifth Dimension)
    January 20, 1942, William Powell (O'Jays)
    January 20, 1945, Eric Stewart (Mindbenders/10cc)
    January 20, 1947, George Grantham (Poco)
    January 20, 1952, Paul Stanley (Kiss)
    January 20, 1952, Ian Hill (Judas Priest)
    January 21, 1938, Wolfman Jack
    January 21, 1941, Richie Havens
    January 21, 1942, Edwin Starr
    January 21, 1947, Pye Hastings (Caravan)
    January 21, 1950, Billy Ocean
    January 21, 1965, Jason Mizell (Run D.M.C.)
    January 22, 1931, Sam Cooke
    January 22, 1940, Addie Harris (Shirelles)
    January 22, 1949, Steve Perry (Journey)
    January 22, 1952, Teddy Gentry (Alabama)
    January 22, 1960, Michael Hutchence (INXS)
    January 23, 1950, Bill Cunningham (The Box Tops)
    January 23, 1948, Anita Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
    January 23, 1950, Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
    January 23, 1950, Danny Federici (E Street Band)
    January 23, 1952, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
    January 23, 1959, Earl Falconer (UB40)
    January 24, 1936, Doug Kershaw
    January 24, 1941, Aaron Neville (Neville Brothers)
    January 24, 1941, Neil Diamond
    January 24, 1941, Ray Stevens
    January 24, 1947, Warren Zevon
    January 24, 1949, John Belushi (Blues Brothers)
    January 25, 1954, Richard Finch (K.C. and the Sunshine Band)
    January 25, 1956, Andy Cox (English Beat/Fine Young Cannibals)
    January 25, 1971, China Kantner (Daughter of Grace Slick and Paul Kantner)
    January 26, 1934, Huey "Piano" Smith
    January 26, 1945, Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention)
    January 26, 1946, Deon Jackson
    January 26, 1953, Lucinda Williams
    January 26, 1957, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
    January 26, 1957, Norman Hassan (UB40)
    January 26, 1963, Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo) (Soul II Soul)
    January 26, 1963, Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!)
    January 27, 1919, David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian) (inventor of The Chipmunks)
    January 27, 1930, Bobby "Blue" Bland (Robert Calvin Bland)
    January 27, 1931, Rudi Maugeri (Crew Cuts)
    January 27, 1945, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
    January 27, 1946, Nedra Talley (Ronettes)
    January 27, 1951, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
    January 27, 1951, Seth Justman (J. Geils Band)
    January 27, 1955, Richard Young (Kentucky Headhunters)
    January 27, 1961, Gillian Gilbert (New Order)
    January 27, 1961, Margo Timmons (Cowboy Junkies)
    January 27, 1968, Mike Patton (Faith No More)
    January 27, 1970, Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel)
    January 27, 1981, Jonny Lang
    January 28, 1936, Jack Scott
    January 28, 1944, Brian Keenan (Chambers Brothers)
    January 28, 1947, David Byron (Uriah Heep)
    January 28, 1959, Dave Sharp (The Alarm)
    January 28, 1962, Sam Phillips
    January 28, 1963, Dan Spitz (Anthrax)
    January 28, 1968, Sarah McLachlan
    January 28, 1979, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys)
    January 29, 1952, Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi)(Ramones)
    January 29, 1953, Luis Perez (Los Lobos)
    January 29, 1959, Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ)
    January 29, 1961, Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
    January 29, 1964, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera)
    January 30, 1928, Ruth Brown
    January 30, 1941, Joe Terranova (Danny & The Juniors)
    January 30, 1942, Marty Balin (Martyn Jere Buchwald) (Jefferson Airplane)
    January 30, 1947, Steve Marriott (Small Faces/Humble Pie)
    January 30, 1951, Phil Collins (Genesis)
    January 30, 1959, Jody Watley
    January 31, 1906, Roosevelt Sykes
    January 31, 1928, Chuck Willis
    January 31, 1940, Sandy Yaguda (Jay & The Americans)
    January 31, 1946, Terry Kath (Chicago)
    January 31, 1951, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music)
    January 31, 1951, K.C. (Harry Wayne Casey) (K.C. and the Sunshine Band)
    January 31, 1956, Johnny Rotten (John Lydon)(Sex Pistols)
    January 31, 1961, Lloyd Cole

    Posted on 2008-01-02 16:31:28 and written by dimitris