JANUARY 5: The Daily Flashback

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1973: Bruce Springsteen released his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
1979: Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis.
1980: David Bowie appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” performing “The Man Who Sold the World,” “TVC 15” and “Boys Keep Swinging.”

BIRTHDAYS
1895: Elizabeth Cotten (acoustic blues singer-guitarist)
1923: Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
1929: Wilbert Harrison (R&B singer of “Kansas City”)
1934: Phil Ramone (14-time Grammy Award winning producer)
1950: Chris Stein (Blondie guitarist)
1969: Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson)

DEATHS
1979: Charles Mingus (jazz bassist-composer)
1998: Sonny Bono (singer, songwriter, producer)
2010: Willie Mitchell (trumpeter, producer)
2016: Pierre Boulez (composer, conductor)

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1 Comment
  1. Rudy says

    I remember that Bowie appearance on SNL well. I remember how bizarre I thought it was. I viewed it on YouTube again after he passed on. It was still bizarre. I guess some performances are indeed timeless.

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