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R&B phenomenon Wilson Pickett ("In the Midnight Hour", "Land of 1000 Dances", "Mustant Sally", "634-578 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love".

R&B phenomenon Wilson Pickett (“In the Midnight Hour”, “Land of 1000 Dances”, “Mustant Sally”, “634-578 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”.

Some music history on January 19th from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.

1853:    Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premiers in Rome.

Janis Joplin on her famous painted porsche (not a Mercedes Benz).

1938:  Phil Everly born in Brownie, Kentucky.

1943:  Janis Joplin born in Port Arthur, Texas.

1946:  Dolly Parton born in Sevierville, Tennessee.

1949:  Robert Palmer born in Batley, England.

1954:  Katey Sagal (“Married With Children’) born in Los Angeles.

1963:  The Beatles first appear on British television performing “Please Please Me”.

1967:  The Monkees are number 1 in U.S. record charts with “I’m a Believer.”  The Beatles also begin recording “A Day in the Life” at Abby Road Studios in London.

Dolly Parton can play too!

Dolly Parton can play too!

1971:  The Beatles “Helter Skelter” is actually played at Charles Manson trial.

1980:  The Pretenders first number 1 hit on British radio, “Brass in Pocket”.

1991:  Kathy Bates, Jeremy Irons and “Dances with Wolves” wins at 48th Golden Globes.

1998:  Sun Records recording artist, Carl Perkins, passes on.

2006:  Acclaimed R&B singer Wilson Pickett leaves us.

2007:  Mamas and Papas singer Denny Doherty passes away.