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January 9

2014: With Gov. John Hickenlooper on hand, Poco, Firefall, Manassas, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Nathaniel Rateliff is featured in a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas

1944: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is born

January 11

1964: Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire becomes the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart

1967: Jimi Hendrix records “Purple Haze”

1992: Paul Simon begins a concert tour of South Africa. Simon is the first international performer to play in the country following the end of the U.N. Cultural boycott

January 12

1969: Led Zeppelin’s debut album is released in the U.S.

January 14

1993: Black Francis tells the BBC that The Pixies are breaking up

January 15

1967: The Rolling Stones appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and, at Sullivan’s request, change the lyrics from “Let’s spend the night together” to “Let’s spend some time together”

January 16

1996: Jamaican authorities open fire on a seaplane carrying Jimmy Buffet and Bono, after mistaking the aircraft for a drug trafficker’s plane. No injuries are reported.

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With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media she supports indie music with publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes, and supports independent artists. You can see her full bio on the sidebar to your left. :-)

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