This Day in Music History: January 31st

2007: An unreleased poem written and recorded by Jim Morrison titled “Woman in the Window” was set to music & given to Global Cool to raise awareness of global warming.

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. 

1987: Genesis peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Land of Confusion” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S.

1985: John Fogerty performed in public for the first time in fourteen years at the Chaplin Stage in Hollywood, CA. 

1979: The Clash kicked off their first North American tour in Vancouver, with Bo Diddley as the support act throughout the tour.

1970: The Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of LSD and barbituates in New Orleans. This event would later inspire their song “Truckin’”.

1970: Led Zeppelin peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Whole Lotta Love” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.

1969: The Beatles recorded the master takes of “Let It Be”, “The Long and Winding Road” & “Two of Us” at Apple Studios in London.

1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper played at The Armory in Duluth, MN. Seventeen year old Robert Zimmerman was in attendance & became inspired to become a musician after attending this concert. He’s better known today as Bob Dylan.

Birthdays:
Terry Kath-guitarist for Chicago born in 1946
Phil Manzanera-guitarist for Roxy Music born in 1951
Adrian Vandenberg-guitarist for Whitesnake born in 1954
John Lydon-singer for the Sex Pistols born in 1956

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