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This Day in Music History: January 20th

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2002: George Harrison posthumously topped the U.K. Singles Chart with “My Sweet Lord” which spent one week at number one. This was the second time Harrison topped the chart with “My Sweet Lord”.

1999: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment center. Weiland was on probation for a 1997 heroin case.

1990: Tesla peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Love Song” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.

1988: At the third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan & Les Paul were among the inductees. Mike Love of The Beach Boys gave a speech where he insulted The Beatles, Mick Jagger, & Bruce Springsteen.

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.

1982: Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat during a concert at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA. Osbourne thought it was a rubber bat, so he bit its head off & was taken to a hospital after the concert to undergo a rabies injection.

1979: Eric Clapton peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Promises” which was Clapton’s third top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.

1968: Bob Dylan made his first public appearance in nearly two years performing with the Band at a memorial concert for Woody Guthrie at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Ian Hill-bassist for Judas Priest born in 1951
Paul Stanley-singer & guitarist for Kiss born in 1952

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