This Day in Music History: January 7

This Day in Music History: January 7January 7, 2017

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


Today: January 7.


1964: The Beatles recorded a seven-song appearance for the BBC Radio program 'Saturday Club'. The Beatles played the songs: ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Johnny B. Goode’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. The show was broadcast on February 15, and at that time, the band was in the US.

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1972: David Bowie released 'Changes' as a single in the UK. The track reached the No.49 spot on the UK chart and later got to the No.41 spot on the US chart. This was the last song that David Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances at the end of 2006.


1974: Aerosmith played at the Michigan Theatre in Detroit, their first show of 56 shows scheduled on their North American Get Your Wings Tour.

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1980: Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers was found guilty of possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis. He was fined £300 ($510) and was also sentenced to 3 months in Pentonville prison.

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1993: R.E.M. played a Greenpeace Benefit show at the 40 watt Club, Athens, Georgia. There were 500 attendance at the show. It was recorded on a solar powered mobile recording studio.


1994: Oasis began recording their debut album 'Definitely Maybe' at Monnow Valley Studio in South Wales. When the album was released in August 1994, it became the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK, (it was surpassed only in 2006 by Arctic Monkeys debut album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'). Oasis' album went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.


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