Today In Pop Music: January 9 – Five Greatest Double Albums Of All Time

January 9 Birthdays

1929 – Bill Cowsill (The Cowsills – ‘Hair’, ‘The Rain The Park and Other Things’ – died 2006)

1941  – Joan Baez (‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’)

1943 – Kenny Kelley (Manhattans – ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’)

1943 – Dick Yount (Harper’s Bizarre – bass guitar/vocals – ‘The 59th Street Bridge Song’)

1943 – Scott Engel (The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’)

1944 – Jimmy Page (Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin – guitar)

1951 – Crystal Gayle (‘Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue’)

1967 – Dave Matthews (Dave Matthews Band – guitar)

On This Day

1963 – Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated.

1965 – The Beatles began a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart with Beatles ’65 (their 4th #1).

1970 – Led Zeppelin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall in London on the night of Jimmy Page’s 26th birth.  Audience members included John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck.  The show was filmed and recorded but wasn’t released until 2003.

1979 – The music for UNICEF concert took place in New York City raising millions for the organization.  Performing artists included Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Earth wind and Fire, Abba, and Donna Summer.

1988 – Whitney Houston topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the 6th consecutive time when ‘So Emotional reached #1.

2014 – Rolling Stones magazine announced the results of their readers poll for ‘The Greatest Double Albums of All Time’.  Top 5: 5/Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffitti, 4/Bruce Springsteen: The River, 3/The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street, 2/Pink Floyd: The Wall, and at #1 The Beatles: The White Album.


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