Today In Music History: 01/30/17

Happy Birthday to Jody Watley, who is 58, and the 2nd richest drummer in the world, Phil Collins, who is 66.

On this day in 1966, On “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Four Tops sang a medley of their hits.

On the roof of their own Apple Studios in London, the Beatles gave their last public live performance, on this day in 1969. The performance was ended at 42 minutes after a local shop owner complained to the police.

Carole King released the album “Tapestry,” on this day in 1971. It has sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and 25 million units worldwide.

Let’s go to this day in 1973, at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York,  Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their first appearance as KISS.

On this day in 1985 “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner was the #1 song.

More Super Bowl fun. It was on this day in 1994, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem, and country music stars Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt and the Judds provided the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl XXVIII. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills, 30-13.

It was on this day in 1998 that Elton John received his knighthood.

 

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