JANUARY 26: The Daily Flashback
1934: The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem.
1970: John Lennon writes and records “Instant Karma” all in one day, calling in Phil Spector to produce the song.
1970: The Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge Over Troubled Water is released.
1988: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera debuts on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre two years after a successful run on London’s West End.
1908: Stephane Grappelli
1934: Huey “Piano” Smith
1948: Laurence “Corky” Laing (of Mountain)
1953: Lucinda Williams
1955: Eddie Van Halen
1958: Anita Baker
2011: Gladys Horton (of The Marvelettes)
2013: Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (of the Ohio Players)