This Weekend in Music History
- The Rolling Stones – Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
January 25th, 1963 - The Rolling Stones play at the Ricky Tick Club at a Hotel in the town of Windsor, Berkshirehire, UK. It is the first time The Rolling Stones, including Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, played at this venue.
January 25th, 1986 – Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on airplane from New York to London. He was manager to Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren.
January 25th, 2011 – A student becomes the first person in the world to graduate with a degree in The Beatles. Mary-Lu-Zahalan-Kennedy, age 53, and a former Miss Canada finalist, attended Liverpool Hope University where she was one of the first to sign up for the course on the Fab Four.
January 26th, 1970 – John Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed his new single ‘Instant Karma’ all in one day. It holds a spot as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history arriving in stores only ten days after its recording.
January 26th, 1977 – Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green was committed to a mental hospital after an incident where he threatened his accountant Clifford Adams with an air rifle when he was trying to deliver a $51,000 royalty check.
January 27th, 1956 – Elvis Presley’s single, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was released.The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would end up selling over a million, becoming Elvis’ first Gold record.
January 27th, 1961 – Frank Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Martin Luther King.