This Day in Music History: January 9

This Day in Music History: January 9January 9, 2017

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


Today: January 9.


1963: Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones. after he left Blues Incorporated and also his day job, working as a graphic designer.

Compare ticket prices to The Rolling Stones concerts


1965: The Beatles started a nine week run at the top of the US album chart with 'Beatles 65', the band's fourth No.1. Beatles '65 includes eight of the fourteen songs from the album 'Beatles for Sale' and also includes 'I'll Be Back' from 'A Hard Day's Night' and also the single 'I Feel Fine'/'She's a Woman'.

Compare ticket prices to Paul McCartney concerts

Compare ticket prices to Ringo Starr concerts


1970: Led Zeppelin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, London during their UK tour. It was also Jimmy Page's 26th birthday. Some of the people that attended the concerts were John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. The two and a quarter hour show was recorded and filmed but shelved for several decades. Eventually, it was released on a 2003 official DVD.

Compare ticket prices to Robert Plant concerts


1973: Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa on an account of a 1969 drug conviction. Due to this incident, The Rolling Stones had to cancel a forthcoming tour.


1976: Queen topped the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The single stayed nine weeks on the chart, and sold more than a million copies by the end of the month. It reached the No.1 spot again in 1991 and stayed there for five weeks, following Freddie Mercury's death. Eventually, it became UK's third best selling single of all time.

Compare ticket prices to Queen concerts

Compare ticket prices to Queen + Adam Lambert concerts


1988: Whitney Houston scored her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US with the song 'So Emotional'. The song became her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US.


Think we left some interesting fact out? You have anything to add? Is there anything else worth mentioning that happened on this day in music history? Write us in the comments below.


Subscribe via RSS: Subscribe via RSS
Back to's Blog

Quick ticket search

Our newsletter