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This Day in Music History: January 30th
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1995: Led Zeppelin received the International Artist Award at the 22nd American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant performed “Black Dog” via satellite from London on the program.

1990: Bob Dylan was awarded with the title Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by France’s Culture Ministry.

1990: The Black Crowes released their debut album Shake Your Money Maker which went on to reach number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell five million copies in the U.S.

1989: During Guns N’ Roses’ performance of “Patience” at the 16th annual American Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, Don Henley filled in on drums due to drummer Steven Adler having the flu.

1974: Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer was arrested for swimming nude in a hotel pool in Salt Lake City. The pool was clearly visible from the street.

1973: Kiss performed their first concert at the Coventry Club in Queens, NY for an audience of three people. 

1970: T. Rex singer & guitarist Marc Bolan married girlfriend June Child at the Kensington Registry Office in the U.K. They would divorce in 1975.

1969: The Beatles performed their final concert on the rooftop of Apple offices in London. The concert was halted 42 minutes into their set due to noise complaints.

1967: In Kent, U.K. The Beatles shot the music video for “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

Marty Balin-singer for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship born in 1942
Steve Marriott-singer for the Small Faces and Humble Pie born in 1947
Phil Collins born in 1951

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