This Day in Music History: January 2

This Day in Music History: January 2January 2, 2017

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


Today: January 2.


1965: Elvis Presley topped the US album chart with the soundtrack from 'Roustabout.' It was Elvis Presley's eighth No.1.


1969: The entire shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album 'Two Virgins' was seized by authorities in New Jersey, because of the full frontal nude photograph of the two on the cover. The album was eventually wrapped in plain brown paper in the record stores.


1971: 'All Things Must Pass' by George Harrison started a seven week run at the top of the US album chart. It made Harrison the first solo Beatle that scored a US No.1 album. The triple album included the hit singles 'My Sweet Lord' and 'What Is Life', as well as songs such as 'Isn't It a Pity' and the title track that were turned down by The Beatles.


1979: Sid Vicious, the bass player of the Sex Pistols went on trial in New York. He was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen three months earlier, when he claimed to have awoken from a drugged stupor and found Spungen dead on the bathroom floor of their room in the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, New York.


1994: Meat Loaf began a three-week run at the top of the UK album chart with 'Bat Out Of Hell 2-Back Into Hell.'

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2005: Green Day reached the No.1 spot on the UK album chart with their seventh album 'American Idiot.' The album was also nominated for seven Grammy Awards, and eventually won the Best Rock Album of 2005.

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