This Day in Music History: January 10

This Day in Music History: January 10January 10, 2017

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: January 10.


1958: Jerry Lee Lewis topped the UK singles chart with 'Great Balls Of Fire'. He was the only major white rock 'n' roll star that played piano rather than guitar.

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1964: The Rolling Stones recorded 'Not Fade Away' at Olympic Studios, London, England. The song was first recorded by Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, later became The Rolling Stones first US single.

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1964: 'Introducing The Beatles', The first US Beatles album, was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison with their now famous "mop top" haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay was forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then, more than 1.3 million copies had been sold.

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1981: 'Imagine' by John Lennon, started a four-week run at the top of the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, which were 'Happy Christmas, (War Is Over') and '(Just Like) Starting Over.' 'Imagine' was voted by the viewers of BBC TV as the best lyrics of all time in a poll broadcast in Oct 1999.


1984: Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry in 1967 that was nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

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1997: Soul singer, James Brown, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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