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

    January 19, 2000 : "CONTROL DENIED" guitarist Chuck Schuldiner successfully undergoes life-saving surgery at NYU Medical Center to remove a cancerous brain-stem tumor.

    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 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, 2001 : "IRON MAIDEN" surprise former "LED ZEPPELIN" guitarist Jimmy Page with an autographed Fender guitar during a Rock In Rio press conference in Brazil.

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

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

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

    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.
    Posted on 2009-01-10 16:01:37 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th JANUARY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    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)

    Posted on 2009-01-10 16:00:14 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th 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)
    Posted on 2009-01-02 03:49:52 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th JANUARY


    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 2009-01-02 03:48:20 and written by dimitris