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.
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.
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.