This Day in Music History: January 17th
2003: A lost song recorded by Mick Jagger & John Lennon recorded in 1974 sold for over $2,200 at a London auction. The song, a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)” was recorded in Los Angeles in 1973.
1989: “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer was certified Gold by the RIAA, making it Palmer’s only Gold certified single.
1981: The Police peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1981: Cheap Trick made their first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Baby Loves to Rock” & “Can’t Stop it But I’m Gonna Try”.
1976: Sweet peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Fox on the Run” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1975: Bob Dylan released Blood on the Tracks, an album which has gone on to be recognized as one of Dylan’s best albums.
1970: The Doors began a two night stand a New York City’s Felt Forum which was recorded for their live album Absolutely Live, later released that July.
1969: Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album in the U.S. which later reached number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell eight million copies in the U.S.
1969: Elton John released his second single “Lady Samantha” which was his first single in the U.S.
Mick Taylor-guitarist for The Rolling Stones born in 1948
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