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Today In Pop Music: January 16 – The Largest Audience For A Single Artist

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JANUARY 16 BIRTHDAYS

1937 – Bob Bogle (The Ventures – bass guitar – died 2009)

1942 – William Francis (Dr. Hook – keyboards/vocals – ‘Sharing the Night Together’)

1942 – Barbara Lynn (‘You’ll Lose A Good Thing’)

1946 – Ronnie Milsap (singer/songwriter ‘There’s No Gettin’ Over Me’, wrote ‘Kentucky Rain’ for Elvis)

1959 – Sade (real name: Helen Folasade Adu – ‘Smooth Operator’)

1965 – Maxine Jones (En Vogue – ‘Hold On’)

ON THIS DAY

1957 – The Cavern club opened in Liverpool, England.  The iconic club became the home of many Liverpool bands topped by The Beatles who appeared there 292 times.

1969 – Check out this super line up for this night at the Fillmore West in San Francisco: Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Albert lee all on the same bill.  talk about musical sensory overload!

1973 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to their smallest crowd ever at Villanova University in Philadelphia.  due to a strike at the time by the school’s newspaper The Villanovan, the concert went unadvertised.  Only 25 people showed up.

1980 – Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219 g on his arrival at Japan’s Narita Airport.  It was the first night he has been separated from Linda since they married.

1988 – Tina Turner made a statement in the record books when she performed in front of 182,000 people at a concert in Rio de Janeiro, the largest audience ever for a single artist.

Here’s the entire show.

 

 

 

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