2023-01-18

JANUARY 18th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is the youngest person inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame? It’s Stevie Wonder at age 38. 1989
His repertoire includes “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” “Higher Ground,” Living For The City,” “Sire Duke” and “Superstition.”

“The world’s greatest Rock n’ Roll band” gets its due. The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The Who’s Pete Townshend does the honors but claims the Stones “ripped off” Blues musicians. “So much of what I am I got from you, the Stones, and I had no idea most of it was already secondhand.” 1989
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The Beatles “I Want To Hold Your Hand” enters the U.S. pop chart on its way to #1. Beatlemania is rolling now. 1964
KoЯn’s vocalist, Jonathan Davis, is born in Bakersfield, CA. 1971
The Rolling Stones and Santana play a benefit concert in L.A. for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake. 1973
President-elect Jimmy Carter has his Inaugural Concert. Linda Ronstadt performs. John Lennon is in the audience. 1976
With a budget of only £1,500 borrowed from drummer Stewart Copeland’s brother Miles, The Police start recording their debut album, “Outlandos d’Amour,” in Surrey, England. Two songs stand out: “Roxanne” and “Can’t Stand Losing You.”  1978
Guitarist Quinn Allman (The Used) has a birthday. 1982
The Replacements play “Bastards Of Young” and “Kiss Me On The Bus” on Saturday Night Live. The drunken, chaotic performances get the group banned from the show “for life.” It’s 28-years (’14) before The Replacements appear on the NBC network again (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). 1986
The Nick Broomfield documentary “Kurt And Courtney” premieres at the Slamdunk Film Festival in Utah. The film about the Nirvana frontman and his wife, the ever-charming Ms. Love, had been pulled from the earlier Sundance Festival. 1998
Fuel’s Brett Scallions shouts “Welcome to the greatest f**king country in the world,” at the America’s Future Rocks concert, a Washington D.C. pre-inaugural event aimed at a young people. He quickly apologizes. Hillary Duff and Ruben Studdard are also on the bill. Kid Rock was originally selected but he got axed due to his ‘inappropriate’ songs, to say nothing of his lifestyle. Later, President Bush takes the stage saying he thought Duff was fantastic. He also thanks 3 Doors Down (who are performing a couple nights later) for their appearance. 2005
The second annual Raven’s Heart Foundation Benefit Concert in Los Angeles features a long list of musicians including former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and ex-Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner. The Raven’s Heart charity gives support to children with heart illnesses and their families. 2006
Members of Metallica, Linkin Park, KoЯn and Foo Fighters contribute to an art exhibit in remembrance of late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. “Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute,” features 50 hand-painted guitars. It debuts at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, CA. 2006
Social Distortion bassist Brent Liles is killed when he’s hit by a truck while riding a dirt bike in Placentia, CA. 2007
U2, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp perform during the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event kicks-off the celebration of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration (two days later). 2009
‘60s psychedelic singer, Donovan, is awarded the distinguished medal as an officer of arts and letters by France’s Minister of Culture Christine Albanel at the MIDEM Music Fair in Cannes. 2009
Soundgarden begin their reunion tour in support of their comeback studio album, “King Animal,” in Washington D.C. 2013
Pennywise play the first of two reunion shows with singer Jim Lindberg (who left the group in ’09) at the Palladium in L.A. The shows commemorate the group’s 25th anniversary and lead to a full-fledged tour. 2013
Dave Grohl’s directorial debut, “Sound City,” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary examines the Van Nuys recording studio’s relatively obscure yet important history. Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman first came to Sound City in ’91 when Nirvana laid down the tracks for “Nevermind.” 2013
“Laggies,” a romantic comedy scored by Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, is screened at the Sundance Film Festival. 2014
Seattle’s Alice In Chains perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship. Seahawks go to Super Bowl XLIX. 2015
Dallas Taylor, a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, dies at age 66. He played Woodstock and appeared on seven top-selling albums. 2015
The Eagles’ Glenn Frey passes away at age 67 due to “complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia,” “Glenn was the one who started it all,” says bandmate Don Henley. “He was the spark plug; the man with the plan.” 2016
Metallica replace an L.A. street performer’s stolen drums. Sheriff Drumman is known for playing the drums out of the back of a pickup truck outfitted with a sound system and lighting. Metallica steps in after they hear what had happened.  2022
The U.S. government is granted permission to share sealed materials from the case involving Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer’s role in the 1/6/21 U.S. Capitol riot aimed keeping Donald Trump in the White House despite losing the election.  The materials are used in three riot-related Oath Keepers’ cases.  2022