2023-01-29

JANUARY 29th
“Walk This Way” is a Top 10 single. The Aerosmith song was inspired by a line in the Mel Brooks comedy “Young Frankenstein.” 1977
“Tighten Up” by the Black Keys tops the Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. 2011
Fall Out Boys earn their fourth #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “M A N I A.”  2018
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
David Byron (David Garrick), vocalist for Uriah Heep, enters the world.  1947
Tommy Ramone is born with the name Tamas Erdelyi in Budapest Hungary. He grows up in Queens, NY and is the group’s manager before becoming a band member. 1952
Bassist Eddie Jackson is born in Robstown, TX. He joins Queensryche in ’81. 1961
The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who perform at London’s Saville Theatre. Now that’s a killer double bill. 1967
Blues legend Willie Dixon passes away. A musician, songwriter (“Back Door Man,” “Hoochie Coochie Man” and “I Ain’t Superstitious”), arranger and record producer, Dixon is recognized as one of the founders of the Chicago Blues sound and his influence on Rock, especially the British vein, is immeasurable. 1992
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry appears on Animal Planet’s Trail MIX. The TV show focuses on “the special bond that some musicians have with horses.”  2006
Carlos Santana helps lead a campaign to have late United Farm Workers Union founder Cesar Chavez’s birthday, March 31, recognized as a U.S. holiday. “It’s supremely important that a day be selected to honor the life of Chavez for his quality of service to all humanity,” says the guitarist. 2008
Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready appears in front of the Washington state legislature to promote a bill that would require local businesses to give sufferers of Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders emergency access to private restrooms. “I’m 42 years old. I’m doing fine,” says the guitarist, who has been living with Crohn’s more than 20 years. “But when you’re 13 or 14 and you’re going through those years with the shame and indignation — it’s embarrassing.” 2009
The Gillette UNCUT music film series premieres on Fuse TV. Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus is one of the subjects. “I’m not a high fashion guy,” claims Hoppus in his documentary. “There are a lot of dudes who can pull off the scruffy look, but I’m not one of them. Every night before I go onstage, I have a moment where I think, ‘Can I pull this off tonight?'” 2010
Roy Orbison gets a posthumous star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (on Vine Street in front of the Capitol Records building, next to John Lennon and George Harrison). 2010
MusiCares at the Los Angeles Convention Center pays tribute Neil Young for his achievements in both music and philanthropy (Farm Aid and the Bridge School benefit concerts). 2010
KISS’ Gene Simmons grants a dying teenager’s wish by visiting him at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada in Las Vegas. Dilan Kohn, who idolizes Simmons and sees the bassist as an inspiration, passes away just days after Simmons’ visit. 2016
Prophets Of Rage’s Tom Morello discusses the public reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive orders, including an immigration ban of people from seven predominately Muslim countries. “This unprecedented racism, bigotry and proto-fascist agenda that he’s trying to shove down America’s throat has unleashed the resistance that will dethrone him,” states the former Rage Against The Machine guitarist. 2017
Dillinger Escape Plan give their last performance.  It’s at New York City’s Terminal 5.  2017
Black Label Society’s tenth full-length effort, “Grimmest Hits, is #1 on iTunes Top Rock Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Rock Chart.  2018