JANUARY 6: The Daily Flashback
1957: Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in New York City.
1958: Gibson patents its Flying V electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.
1964: The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Their opening act is The Ronettes.
1966: Duke Ellington’s concert recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.
1975: About a thousand Led Zeppelin fans riot while waiting for tickets to go on sale at Boston Garden. About $30,000 was done in damage and the show was canceled by Boston Mayor Kevin White.
1976: Peter Frampton’s live double album Frampton Comes Alive! is released. It has sold over 8 million copies.
1977: EMI Records gives no reason when they drop The Sex Pistols from their roster. The band receives $68,000 to be released from their contract only 3 months after signing it.
1993: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announces his upcoming departure from the group after thirty years in the band.
2009: The iTunes Music Store reaches 6 billion songs sold.
1929: Wilbert Harrison, singer
1935: Nino Tempo, US singer, songwriter
1937: Doris Troy, American singer
1940: Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian musician and producer
1944: Van McCoy, singer and producer
1946: Syd Barrett guitarist, singer, songwriter with Pink Floyd.
1947: Sandy Denny, UK folk singer, Fairport Convention.
1951: Kim Wilson, lead vocalist, frontman, Fabulous Thunderbirds
1953: Malcolm Young, guitarist, AC/DC
1959: Kathy Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge
1960: Muzz Skillings, bass, Living Colour
1964: Mark O’Toole, bass, Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1985: Ben Haenow, British singer
1986: Alex Turner, guitar, vocals, Arctic Monkeys
1976: Malcolm “Mal” Evans, Beatles roadie and assistant, dies in a confrontation with the police at 40
1980: Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
1995: Al Duncan, blues drummer, dies at 68
2012: Bob Weston, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies at 74
2014: Phil Everly, singer (The Everly Brothers) , dies at 64