30th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley started recording what would be his first album at RCA’s New York Studios. Songs recorded included his version the Carl Perkins song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.

1958: On the first night of a six date Australian tour, Buddy Holly, Paul Anka, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jodie Sands and Johnny O’Keefe all appeared at Sydney Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales.

1959: Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 single ‘One Night / I Got Stung’ a double A side, a revival of the Smiley Lewis’s R&B hit.

1961: The Shirelles became the first girl group to have the number one song on the US chart when ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow?’ reached the top.

1964: The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Sonny Bono song ‘Needles And Pins’.

1967: Jimi Hendrix Experience are filmed at London’s Saville Theatre to promote their next single.

1969: The Beatles (with Billy Preston), played their lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes it was the last time The Beatles performed live. The played ‘Get Back’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’, ‘The One After 909’ and ‘Dig A Pony’.

1970: Edison Lighthouse were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Grows’. The group’s only Top 40 hit spent five weeks at the top of the charts.

1972: Paul McCartney wrote and recorded his protest song ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’.

1973: After recently changing their name from Wicked Lester, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their first appearance as Kiss at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York.

1975: The Bee Gees begin recording ‘Jive Talkin’, which became their second US chart topper and No.5 UK hit.

1981: Toyah appeared at the newly opened Rock City in Nottingham, England. Forthcoming acts included, Alex Harvey, Bad Manners, The Stranglers, After The Fire, Gillan and Frankie Valli.

1982: Hall and Oates went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Can Go For That, (No Can Do)’ the duo’s fourth US No.1.

1982: Paul McCartney guested on BBC radios Desert Island Discs his selections include, Elvis Presley’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, Chuck Berry’s ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, John Lennon’s ‘Beautiful Boy ‘and Little Richards ‘Tutti Frutti’.

1985: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner.

1988: INXS had their first US No.1 hit single with ‘Need You Tonight’.

1988: Tiffany was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, the singers only UK No.1 single.

1992: Touring Australia and New Zealand for the first and only time Nirvana appeared at the The Barton Theater in Adelaide.

1995: Led Zeppelin receives the International Artists Award at the American Music Awards. Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart are the only others to have previously received the honor.

1995: Boyz II Men nail three awards at the 22nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ace of Base, Michael Bolton and Reba McEntire each score two victories.

1999: After spending 11 weeks on the chart Britney Spears started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘…Baby One More Time.’

1999: In the NME readers poll results the winner of ‘The pop personality that you would like as your doctor’ was won by singer Natalie Imbruglia.

2000: Gabrielle went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rise’. The song used a sample from Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ giving Dylan his third UK No.1.

2005: The Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Push The Button’, the duo’s fourth UK No.1 album.

2005: The King defeats the Queen of Crunk, as Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” knocks Ciara’s “Goodies” off the top of the U.K. singles chart.

2008: Madonna topped the list for the richest female musician, according to the Forbes.com.

2010: Neil Young was named the Musicares person of the year for his “influential artistic accomplishments and philanthropic work”.

2013: Mick Jagger was named the most stylish rock star of all time by lifestyle website Complex.

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