Wednesday January 23
23rd day of 2013 with 342 remaining
Super Bowl Debacle? Lip Sync? Lohan Dancing?
Build it and they will ROCK! • Even though the building was almost a decade away from completion, in 1986 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. The famous record changer and pyramid
This Day in Music
1956, Rock 'n' Roll fans in Cleveland aged under 18 were banned from dancing in public (unless accompanied by an adult), after Ohio Police introduced a law dating back to 1931.
1965, 'Downtown' made Petula Clark the first UK female singer to have a No.1 on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952.
1966, Stevie Wonder appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.
1969, Working at Apple studios in London, The Beatles (with Billy Preston on keyboards) recorded ten takes of a new song called 'Get Back'.
1971, Steel Mill played their final show when they appeared at the Upstage Club, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Singer Bruce Springsteen formed new bands during the rest of the year known under such names as the Bruce Springsteen Jam, Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, and finally the Bruce Springsteen Band.
1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 with 'My Sweet Lord'
1971, Dawn started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Knock Three Times', the group's first No.1,
1977, Patti Smith broke her vertebra when she fell off the stage at a gig in Tampa, Florida.
1978, Terry Kath, guitarist with Chicago accidentally shot himself dead while cleaning (with what he believed) was an unloaded gun.
1980, Marvin Gaye appeared at the Liverpool Philharmonic, England, with Edwin Starr as support.
1986, Ray Charles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the first induction dinner, held in New York City.
1988, Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Way You Make Me Feel'
1988, Johnny Hates Jazz went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Turn Back The Clock'.
1988, Nirvana recorded a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino.
1990, Allen Collins guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. Collins who was one of the founding members, survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed two other band members.
1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played Led Zeppelins 'Stairway To Heaven' for twenty-four solid hours to inaugurate a format change to Classic Rock. Police showed up with guns drawn: once after a listener reported that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack.
1998, US soul singer Johnny Funches from The Dells died. Had the 1956 hit 'Oh What a Night'
2000, Britney Spears went to No.1 with 'Born To Make You Happy', the singers second UK No.1 and fourth single from her debut album Baby One More Time.
2000, Santana started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Supernatural', the album which went on to win eight Grammys
2003, R Kelly was arrested on new child pornography charges. The singer was already facing 21 charges relating to producing child pornography and appearing in a video having sex with an underage girl. He was charged with a further 12 counts of possession of child pornography.
2005, One of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised $2 million for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans at the sold-out concert.
This and That
Did the Coach Throw the Super Bowl?
In a rare rant, Oakland Raiders player Tim Brown claims his team was deliberately sunk by the head coach in their loss to Tampa Bay. Brown has backing, too, not the least of which is Hall of Fame bound receiver Jerry Rice. Brown told SiriusXM Radio, “We all called it sabotage, because Callahan and Gruden were good friends. And Callahan had a big problem with the Raiders, you know, hated the Raiders."
Improve your Posture at your desk!
Good posture allows the muscles around the lungs to stretch, allowing you to take fuller breaths, boosting productivity and improving concentration and focus. But you don't have to go to a yoga studio to get these benefits. The following yoga poses can be done even when you can't leave your desk. Get the tips here.
Yeah, She Sync'd It
It's not the first, nor will it be the last, but the beautiful Beyoncé left nothing to chance, including forgetting the words at the most important performance of her career. More here.
The worst relationship killer is...even worse than Facebook, the worse thing for your relationship is lack of sleep. A study suggests that lack of sleep tends to prioritize ourselves over our partner and become complete jerks. Of course, some people can be jerks in their sleep.
A source says Dancing With the Stars has been talking about casting Lindsay Lohan for a few years now. They may have found her price: $550,000. No word yet if the producers will accesorize her ankle bracelet.
30: Percentage of employees who say they have lied to get out of work in the past year. Excuse heard by one manager: "My toe got stuck in the sink faucet." Then there's my favorite: I died this morning, but I should be in tomorrow.
Jennifer Hudson, who earned a finalist spot in the third season of American Idol, think it's time for the reality singing show to call it a day. Drop it like ten pounds of ugly fat.
Twenty-two cast members currently confirmed to take part in the online relaunch of the canceled ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children. Okay, so soap fans are going to watch an internet TV show, serioulsy.
Cat Nazi Gareth Morgan gets his way, the entire country of New Zealand could be cat-free within a matter of years. Morgan has launched an online campaign dedicated to eradicating the domestic cat, which he believes is single-handedly responsible for the extermination of many local bird species. Saw a lady on Hoarders who could take all of them off your hands.
AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX) -- The auditions continue in Charlotte, NC, in this 2-hour edition.
CRIMINAL MINDS (8p ET, CBS) -- Repeat
THE MIDDLE (8p ET, ABC) -- Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) guest stars in this new episode.
WHITNEY (8p ET, NBC) -- Everything on NBC is repeats.
ARROW (8p ET, CW) -- New
THE NEIGHBORS (8:30p ET, ABC) -- Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) guest stars in this new episode.
CRIMINAL MINDS (9p ET, CBS) -- New
MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) -- Elizabeth Pena (Rush Hour) and Stephanie Beatriz (The Closer) guest star in this new episode.
SUPERNATURAL (9p ET, CW) -- New
SUBURGATORY (9:30p ET, ABC) -- New
CSI: (10p ET, CBS) -- Tennis stars Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport and Justin Gimelstob guest star as themselves in this new episode.
NASHVILLE (10p ET, ABC) -- New
NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (10p ET, USA) -- Necessary Roughness is back with new episodes to finish out its second season.
SEASON FINALE: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM (10p ET, FX) -- Season 2 wraps up tonight. FX has ordered a third season.
And on the Big Screen
• Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 65
• Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) is 63
• Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is 60
• Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue, American Dreams) is 50
• Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) is 49
• Tiffani Thiessen (Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar) is 39