Back In The Day – Elton John, John Lennon & Rod Stewart Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
1/19/2011 So here’s what happened on January 19th in the past. Elton John, John Lennon and Rod Stewart were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for one.
1825 – Ezra Daggett and his nephew Thomas Kensett got a patent for their process of storing food in TIN CANS.
1840 – ANTARCTICA was discovered by Charles Wilkes.
1953 – LUCY gave birth to DESI ARNAZ JR., during a
regularly scheduled episode of “I LOVE LUCY”. The
scriptwriters had gambled that LUCILLE BALL would have a boy, and wrote the script accordingly.
(–Two-thirds of the country’s television viewers watched that episode.)
1955 – A presidential news conference was filmed for TV for the first time, with the permission of PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
1988 – The first episode of “48 Hours” airs on CBS.
1993 – FLEETWOOD MAC reunited to perform at BILL CLINTON’S inauguration. Clinton had used “Don’t Stop” as the theme for his campaign.
1994 – The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Rod Stewart were inducted into the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME.
1998 – Rockabilly pioneer CARL PERKINS died in Nashville from complications following a series of strokes. Perkins’ songwriting and guitar work influenced ELVIS PRESLEY and THE BEATLES, to name just two.
(–He wrote and recorded “BLUE SUEDE SHOES” in 1956, and his version sold two million copies before Elvis’ version became a hit.)
2006 – Soul singer WILSON PICKETT . . . of “Mustang Sally” fame . . . died of a heart attack at the age of 64.
2006 – (Underground rapper) SAIGON was STABBED IN THE TEMPLE with a broken bottle during an attempted robbery. So he HAILED A CAB to go to the hospital . . . because HE DIDN’T WANNA GET BLOOD IN HIS BENZ!!!
2010 – U.S. navy troops deliver food, water and equipment to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.