Music History for

January 17


1712 - Composer John Stanley was born.

1728 - Composer Johann Gottfried Muthel was born.

1734 - Composer Francois-Joseph Gossec was born.

1850 - Composer Alexander Sergeievich Taneyev was born.

1966 - NBC ordered 32 episodes of "The Monkees" for its upcoming fall schedule.

1969 - Charlie Watts' (Rolling Stones) book, Ode to a High Flying Bird was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1969 - "Lady Samantha" was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as Elton John.

1970 - The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their "Absolutely Live" album.

1970 - Billy Stewart and three of his band members were killed when their car went out of control and off a bridge over the River Neuse in North Carolina.

1972 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

1974 - Dino Martin, singer and son of Dean Martin, was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of two machine guns. He was arraigned and released the next day on $5,000 bail.

1979 - Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton announced that they would record an album together.

1992 - "Michael Jackson...the Legend Continues" aired on CBS-TV.
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1994 - Donny Osmond fought the Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce in a charity boxing match in Chicago, IL. Bonaduce won a split decision.

1996 - Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 - Metallica's video "King Nothing" premiered on MTV.

1999 - Cyndi Lauper was a voice on the TV show "The Simpsons."

2012 - The Kelly Clarkson single "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was released in the U.S.