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U.S. rapper and Clarkdale born Rick Ross.

U.S. rapper, business entrepreneur and Clarkdale born Rick Ross.

Music history and highlights that have happened on January 28th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.

Singer songwriter Jack Scott.

Singer songwriter Jack Scott.

1956:  Elvis Presley first appearance on national TV (The Dorsey Bros Stage Show).

1927:  Jazz musician and heralded London jazz club owner Ronnie Scott born.

1936:  Singer songwriter and greatest Canadian early rock n’ roller Jack Scott born (“My True Love”, “Leroy”, “Goodbye Baby”).

1941:  Reggae producer, King Tubby, who worked with Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar and Carlton Barret born in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Chambers Brothers.

The Chambers Brothers.

1944:  The Chambers Brothers drummer Brian Keenan born in New York City.

1946:  Box Tops (“Cry Like a Baby”, “The Letter”) bassist Rich Allen born in Arkansas.

1965:  The Who first debut on British television (Ready Steady Go program).

1967:  The Rolling Stones release “Let’s Spend the Night Together.”

Rapper and heralded MC Rakim.

Rapper and heralded MC Rakim.

1968:  Rapper Rakim (William Michael Griffin) and one of the most influential and skilled MC’s of all time born in Wyandanch, New York.

1968:  The Doors Jim Morrison arrested for public intoxication in Las Vegas.

1976:  Acclaimed U.S. rapper (who held No. 1 U.S. hip hop position with debut album “Port of Miami) and culturally important business entrepreneur Rick Ross (William Leonard Roberts) born in Clarksdale.

1976:  R & B singer songwriter Cris Kenner (“I Like it Like That”) passes on.

"We Are the World" recording session.

“We Are the World” recording session.

1978:  Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” hits No. 1 in Great Britain.

1985:  “We are the World” single recorded (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and much more).

1985:  Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper win at 12th American Music Awards.

1991:  Janet Jackson wins at 18th American Music Awards.

Funk master Sly Stone.

Funk master Sly Stone.

2005:  Traffic co-founder and singer songwriter Jim Capaldi leaves us.

2015:  Funk lengend Sly Stone awarded $5 million in missed royalties in Los Angeles court decision against Stones former manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone.

2016:  Jefferson Airplane founding member Paul Kantner leaves the building.

2018:  Leonard Cohen wins Best Rock Performance (“You Want it Darker”) at 2018 Grammy Awards.

5 time 2018 Grammy Award winner, Kendrick Lamar.

5 time 2018 Grammy Award winner, Kendrick Lamar.

2018:  Bruno Mars wins Best R & B Performance (“That’s What I Like”) and Best R & B Album (“24K Magic”) at 2018 Grammy Awards.

2018:  Kendrick Lamar wings 5 Grammys at 2018 Grammy Awards (Best Rap Performance “Humble”; Best Rap Song “Humble”; Best Rap Album “Damn”; Best Rap Sung Performance “Loyalty” with Rihanna; )

2018:  CeCe Winans wins Best Gospel Album (“Let Them Fall in Love”) at 2018 Grammy Awards.

2018:  The Rolling Stones win Best Traditional Blues Album at 2018 Grammy Awards.

2018:  Taj Mahal and Keb Mo win Best Contemporary Blues Album at 2018 Grammy Awards.

2018: Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, Tina Turner, Bill Graham, Seymour Stein and John Williams win 2018 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.