This Day in Music History: January 12

This Day in Music History: January 12January 12, 2017

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


Today: January 12.


1969: Led Zeppelin's debut album was released on this day in the UK. It was recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, and took only around 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of just £1,782. Most of the tracks were recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs. The album was a total of 71 weeks on the UK chart.

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1974: Steve Miller Band topped the US singles chart with 'The Joker', the band's first of three No.1 hits. It also reached the No.1 spot on the UK chart in 1990.

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1977: Keith Richards of The Rolling Stone, was fined £750 ($1,275) for possession of cocaine that found in his car after he had been involved in a car crash.

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1977: The Police had their first rehearsal that was held at the house of Stewart Copeland, the band's drummer in London. Henri Padovani played the guitar.

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1992: Bob Geldof was arrested after a disturbance on a Boeing 727, which had been grounded for 5 hours at Stansted Airport.

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1993: Van Morrison did not show to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, which made him the first living inductee that did not attend the event.

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2003: Maurice Gibb, Singer and songwriter of The Bee Gees, died at the age of 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida after suffering a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album 'Spirits Having Flown', and 'How Deep Is Your Love, 'Stayin' Alive', and 'Night Fever' from the soundtrack 'Saturday Night Fever' were at the top of the US singles chart. Gibb was married to the Scottish singer Lulu from 1969 to 1973. In 2002, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), along with his brothers.


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