JANUARY 8: The Daily Flashback

January 8th, 2018, 9:30 am by Greg

1974: Kiss signs their first recording contract with Casablanca Records
1981: Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut in “The Pirates of Penzance”
2016: David Bowie released his 25th and final studio album, Blackstar

BIRTHDAYS
1935: Elvis Aaron Presley (the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll)
1937: Shirley Bassey (singer of “Goldfinger,” “Diamonds Are Forever”)
1941: Anthony Gourdine (of Little Anthony & the Imperials)
1945: Terry Sylvester (of the Swinging Blue Jeans, The Hollies)
1946: Robert Krieger (guitarist of The Doors)
1947: David Jones (aka David Bowie)
1969: R. Kelly (R&B singer, writer, producer)
1973: Sean Paul (singer)

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DEATHS
1991: Steve Clark (of Def Leppard)
2015: AndraƩ Crouch (gospel singer)
2016: Otis Clay (soul singer)
2017: Peter Sarstedt (singer-songwriter)

2 thoughts on “JANUARY 8: The Daily Flashback”

  1. Fred says:

    The superb drummer-singer Willie “Popsy” Dixon of The Holmes Brothers died on Jan. 9, 2015. He is missed by anyone who ever saw that legendary trio, who were one of Levon Helm’s favorites, by the way.

    http://www.nippertown.com/2011/03/07/live-the-holmes-brothers-club-helsinki-hudson-3511/#more-46436

  2. Fred says:

    Tampa Red, blues legend, was born Jan. 8, 1904.

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