This Day in Music History: January 3

This Day in Music History: January 3January 3, 2017

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


Today: January 3.


1963: Cliff Richard reached the No.1 spot on the UK singles chart with 'The Next Time / Bachelor Boy.' Both songs were from the film Summer Holiday. It was Richard's sixth UK No.1

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1967: Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys, received a US army draft notice, but refused to be sworn in. He said he was a conscientious objector.

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1970: Three of the Beatles members (Paul, George, and Ringo) recorded 16 takes of the George Harrison song 'I Me Mine'. John Lennon was away in Denmark at the time. A decade later, it became the title of George Harrison's auto-biography.

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1972: Pink Floyd began a two-week rehearsals for The Dark Side of The Moon tour at the Bermondsey in London, England, (the venue was owned by The Rolling Stones).

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1976: 'Hurricane' by Bob Dylan, peaked at No.33 on the Billboard singles chart. It caused enough publicity to eventually get former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter released from jail. The song promoted Carter's innocence and a movie about his life, starring Denzel Washington, was released in the year 2000.

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1987: Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and thus became the first woman inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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