Music History for

January 16


1905 - Composer Ernesto Halffter was born.

1938 - Benny Goodman and his band, plus a quartet, played at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1943 - Ernest Tubb made his debut appearance at "The Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

1957 - Little Richard recorded "Lucille."

1957 - The Cavern Club opened for business in Liverpool, England. The rock club was where the Beatles began.
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1965 - The first Guess Who album, "Shakin' All Over," was released.

1970 - John Lennon's London Art gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, Bag One, was closed by Scotland Yard and eight prints were confiscated as evidence of pornography.
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1976 - The TV show "Donny & Marie" premiered on ABC-TV.

1979 - Cher and Greg Allman were divorced.

1980 - Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo for possession of a half pound of marijuana. He spent ten days behind bars before being kicked-out of the country by Japanese authorities. The remainder of his tour was canceled.

1987 - The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on "American Bandstand."
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1994 - The Diana Ross TV movie "Out of Darkness" aired on CBS-TV.

1996 - Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show.

1996 - Jamaican authorities fired upon on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, after mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither was hurt.

1998 - The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, cancelled the premiere of Nick Broomfield's documentary "Kurt and Courtney" due to unresolved legal issues.

2009 - Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort.