This Day in Music History: January 6

This Day in Music History: January 6January 6, 2017

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


Today: January 6.


1958: Gibson guitars launched its 'Flying V' electric guitar. Guitarists who played this guitar were: Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.


1967: The Who played their first concert of the year, as they appeared at Morecambe, Central Pier in England. The band played over 200 shows in 1967, which also included their first ever US tour.

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1968: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour started an eight week run at the top of the US album chart, the band's 11th US chart topper.

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1973: 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at the top of the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that 'You're So Vain' was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. She said the other verses were about two other men.


1975: Pink Floyd started sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London, for their next album 'Wish You Were Here'. Their ninth studio album was released on 12 September 1975 and features 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', which is a tribute to Syd Barrett, that due to his mental breakdown had to leave the band seven years earlier.

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1975: The mayor of Boston had to cancel a Led Zeppelin concert, after over 2,000 fans started a riot when they tried to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000-$75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The show during the band's North American tour was rescheduled for February 4.

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1979: Village People scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Y.M.C.A.' At its peak the single was selling more than 150,000 copies a day. In the gay culture from which the group sprang, the song was understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot.

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1990: Phil Collins started a three-week run at the top of the US album chart with '...But Seriously'.

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