This Day in Music History: January 8th

2001: Karen Jane McNeil was arrested for a second time for stalking Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose outside of his Malibu, CA home.

1991: Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark was found dead at his apartment in Chelsea, U.K. from a mixture of anti-depressants, painkillers & alcohol. He was 30 years old.

1983: Don Henley peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Dirty Laundry”, Henley’s first top ten solo single in the U.S.

1979: The Canadian Government named Rush the country’s official Ambassadors of Music.

1977: Queen reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart with A Day at the Races which spent one week on top of the chart. It reached number five in the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

1977: The Guess Who’s Burton Cummings peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his debut solo single “Stand Tall” which would be his only top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.

1975: Tickets for three Led Zeppelin concerts the following month at Madison Square Garden went on-sale & all 60,000 tickets sold out in four hours. Madison Square Garden’s box office had to call other ticket outlets to cope with the ticket demand, which was unheard of at the time.

1974: Kiss signed with Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records. Shortly after signing they held a dress rehearsal for members of the press.

1966: On the final episode of Shindig! The Who & The Kinks peformed.

Birthdays:
Elvis Presley born in 1935
Terry Sylvester-guitarist for The Hollies born in 1945
Robby Krieger-guitarist for The Doors born in 1946
David Bowie born in 1947
Mike Reno-singer for Loverboy born in 1955


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