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1964, Phil Spector appeared as a panellist on this week's UK TV show Juke Box Jury.
1967, The Beatles made a last-minute remix of 'Penny Lane' before the pressing of their next double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane'. Both songs were originally intended for the forthcoming Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
1973, David Bowie finished a weeks of rehearsals at the Royal Ballroon, Tottenham, London, for his forthcoming Ziggy Stardust tour.
1974, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana to over 17,000 fans. The set list included: 'Rock And Roll', 'Over The Hills And Far Away', 'The Song Remains The Same', 'The Rain Song', 'Kashmir', 'The Wanton Song', 'No Quarter', 'Trampled Under Foot', 'Moby Dick', 'How Many More Times', 'Stairway To Heaven,' 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Black Dog'. Tickets cost $8.50.
1975, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit 'Please Mr. Postman'.
1978, Joy Division made their live debut when they played Pips in Manchester, England.
1980, The Specials made their US live debut when they appeared at New York's Hurrah club.
1983, The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.
1984, Yoko Ono donated £250,000 ($425,000) to Liverpool old people's home Strawberry Fields.
1986, US manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on Concorde from New York to London. He managed Bob Dylan, (between 1962 and 1970), Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.
1986, Norwegian group A-Ha were at No.1 in the UK with 'The Sun Always Shines On TV.' Becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1.
1989, Bobby Brown was arrested for an overtly sexually suggestive performance after a show in Columbus; he was fined $652 under the anti-lewdness ordinance law.
1989, Madonna started divorce proceedings for the second time from Sean Penn at Los Angeles County Court and moved into a new three-bedroom house in Hollywood Hills.
1992, Wet Wet Wet had their second UK No.1 single with 'Goodnight Girl', it's four week stay at No.1 was helped by it's airing in ITV's Coronation Street's Christmas disco broadcast.
1992, The inaugural Big Day Out festival took place at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. Acts appearing included, Nirvana, Beasts of Bourbon, Box The Jesuits, Celibate Rifles, Cosmic Psychos, The Clouds, Club Hoy, Died Pretty, Falling Joys, The Hard Ons with Henry Rollins Hellmen, Massappeal, The Meanies, Smudge, Sound Unlimited Posse, Ratcat, The Village Idiots, Violent Femmes and Yothu Yindi.
1997, White Town went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Your Woman'. White Town was Jyoti Mishra, who created the hit in his bedroom. His only No.1.
2001, Millionaire pop impresario Jonathan King was charged with a further ten offences of sexually abusing children. The charges dated back to the 1970's, King was granted bail.
2004, Bob Dylan was paid by ladies underwear company Victoria’s Secret to fly to Venice in Northern Italy, to film a TV advertisement in an ancient palazzo with a scantily dressed model. Some fans were upset while others empathized with Dylan.
2007, Roger Waters kicked off the Australian leg of his 119-date The Dark Side Of The Moon Live world tour at Acer Arena, Sydney.
2008, British Sea Power's keyboard and cornet player Phil Sumner, ended up in hospital after being knocked unconscious when he attempted a stage dive. The crowd at Leeds Irish Centre failed to catch him when he jumped off a 12-foot PA system landing head first. A spokeswoman for the band said: "The impact knocked him out straight away. He was unconscious for three minutes and there was a lot of blood."
2011, A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles. Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy, 53, was one of the first students to sign up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009. The ground-breaking course looked at the studio sound and composition of The Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music as well as examining the significance of the music of The Beatles and their impact on Western culture.
January 25th: Born on this day
1915, Born on this day, Folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer Ewan MacColl, who was the composer of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' a hit for Roberta Flack in 1971 for which he won a Grammy. MacColl died on 22nd October 1989. He was the father of singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl.
1931, Born on this day, Stig Anderson, songwriter, producer and Abba's manager. Co-wrote some of Abba’s biggest hits, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. Anderson died of a heart attack on 12th Sept 1997.
1938, Born on this day, Etta James, singer, who had 9 US Top 40 hits during the 60's including the 1996 UK No.5 single 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'. James died on January 20, 2012.
1949, Born on this day, John Cooper Clarke, 'Bard of Salford', Manchester, poet laureate. Well known for 'Kung Fu International', 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space', 'The Day My Pad Went Mad'.
1950, Born on this day, Michael Cotten, synthesiser, The Tubes who had the 1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope' and the 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty'.
1953, Born on this day, Malcolm Green, drummer with Split Enz who had the 1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'.
1954, Born on this day, Robert Finch, singer with KC and the Sunshine Band who scored the 1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way', 'I Like It', and the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up'.
1956, Born on this day, Andy Cox, guitarist with The Beat who had the 1983 UK No.3 single 'Can't Get Used To Losing You'. Also a member of Fine Young Cannibals who had the 1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy'.
1958, Born on this day, Gary Tibbs bassist who has worked with Roxy Music and Adam And The Ants who had the 1981 UK No.1 single 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other Top 40 UK singles.
1962, Born on this day, Peter Coyle, vocals with Lotus Eaters who had the 1983 UK No.15 single 'First Picture Of You'.
1963, Born on this day, Carl Fysh, vocals, Brother Beyond who had the 1988 UK No. 2 single 'The Harder I Try'.
1977, Born on this day, Christian Ingebrigtsen, singer with pop group A1 who had the 2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You'.
1981, Born on this day, Alicia Keys, American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook). Scored the 2001 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Fallin' and the 2001 US No.1 & UK No.7 album 'Songs In A Minor'. Keys has sold over 25 million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammys.

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