This Day in Music History: January 10th

2005: Kiss bassist & singer Gene Simmons was sued by former girlfriend Georgeann Walsh Ward alleging that a Kiss documentary showed her photo & made her out to be a “sex-addicted nymphomaniac”. The lawsuit was settled in June of 2006.

2003: U.K. police cracked a major bootleg operation in London & Amsterdam & arrested five men along with discovering 500 of The Beatles’ master tapes known as the “Get Back sessions” which were stolen in the 1970’s.

2000: While on tour in Kelowna, BC, a thief broke into Def Leppard’s tour bus. The thief stole $5000 worth of personal items, including singer Joe Elliot’s videotapes.

1999: The Moody Blues made a guest appearance as themselves on The Simpsons where they recited a poem based of Late Lament from their song “Nights in White Satin”.

1986: Ted Nugent made a guest appearance on Miami Vice where he played the villainous Charlie Basset.

1984: Ozzy Osbourne kicked off the North American leg of his tour in support of Bark at the Moon in Portland, ME. Motley Crue was the opening act for the North American leg of the tour, which was considered their breakthrough in the U.S.

1981: Heart peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is”, their second top ten single.

1978: The Sex Pistols made their debut on U.S. television on the program Variety.

1964: The Beatles released their first album in the U.S. Introducing…The Beatles which went on to reach number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Ronnie Hawkins born in 1935
Rod Stewart born in 1945
Aynsley Dunbar-drummer for Frank Zappa, Journey & Jefferson Starship born in 1946
Donald Fagen-singer for Steely Dan born in 1948
Pat Benatar born in 1953
Michael Schenker-guitarist for The Scorpions & UFO born in 1955

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