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This Day in Music History: January 26th


2003: Billy Joel was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after he lost control of his car in Long Island & smashed it into a tree.


1997: ZZ Top, James Brown & the Blues Brothers performed the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans.

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This Day in Music History: January 23rd


1988: Nirvana recorded a ten song demo at Reciprocal Studios in Seattle produced by legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino. Sub Pop Records boss Jonathan Poneman heard the demo & offered to put out a Nirvana single. They accepted the offer. 

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This Day in Music History: January 22nd


1993: Metallica kicked off their Nowhere Else to Roam tour at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI in support of their self-titled fifth album.

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This Day in Music History: January 21st


1987: During the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City, B.B. King was inducted by Sting, ZZ Top inducted Bo Diddley, Mick Jones of Foreigner inducted Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson was posthumously inducted by John Fogerty & Roy Orbison was inducted by Bruce Springsteen.

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This Day in Music History: January 20th


1986: Bob Dylan & Stevie Wonder performed together at a concert in Washington, D.C. commemorating the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S.


1983: Def Leppard released their third album Pyromania which went on to reach number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell ten million copies in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: January 19th


1985: Bruce Springsteen peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Born in the U.S.A.”, Springsteen’s fourth top ten single in the U.S.


1980: The Wall by Pink Floyd began a 15 week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was Pink Floyd’s third number one album in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: January 16th


1988: George Harrison reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the last time with “Got My Mind Set on You”. This was the last number one single by any of the solo Beatles in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: January 15th


1977: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the third time with Hotel California which spent eight non-consecutive weeks at number one.

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This Day in Music History: January 14th


1984: Paul McCartney reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart with “Pipes of Peace”, making McCartney the first artist to reach the top as a member of a group, in a duo (with Stevie Wonder), in a trio (with Wings) & as a solo artist.

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This Day in Music History: January 13th


1998: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, & Southside Johnny performed at the Come Together benefit concert to benefit the family of Sgt. Patrick King, a police officer killed in the line of duty. This concert also turned into an impromptu E Street Band reunion.

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