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