Music History for

January 9

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1839 - Composer John Knowles Paine was born.

1941 - Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded "Until Tomorrow (Goodnight My Love)."

1962 - Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away" was released.

1973 - Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust. The event halted the Rolling Stones' plan to tour the Orient.


1976 - Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signed his first recording contract.

1979 - A benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.

1981 - Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall of the Specials were fined in London for inciting violence at a concert the previous fall.

1992 - Sting made a guest appearance on the series "The Simpsons" in the episode "Radio Bart."

1999 - Guru (Gang Starr) was robbed outside a small recording studio in Woohaven, Queens. The three masked men stole $10,000 in jewelry.


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