Friday January 25
25th day of 2013 with 340 remaining
Is that a Bread Box or is that a Computer Day: It came about with one Super Bowl Sunday (back when they didnt make us wait for weeks) Big Brothers, the zombie workers, the girl (who looks a lot like Pink) tossing the hammer and BOOM - MAC was Born! and three days later EVERYTHING changed - 1984! BTW - first Mac retailed for about $2500. Some things never change.
This Day in Music
1964, Phil Spector appeared as a panellist on this week's UK TV show Juke Box Jury.
1967, The Beatles made a last-minute remix of 'Penny Lane' before the pressing of their next double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane'.
1973, David Bowie finished a weeks of rehearsals at the Royal Ballroon, Tottenham, London, for his forthcoming Ziggy Stardust tour.
1974, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana to over 17,000 fans. The set list included the bands biggest songs. Tickets cost $8.50.
1975, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit 'Please Mr. Postman'.
1978, Joy Division made their live debut when they played Pips in Manchester, England.
1980, The Specials made their US live debut when they appeared at New York's Hurrah club.
1983, The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.
1986, US manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on Concorde from New York to London. He managed Bob Dylan, (between 1962 and 1970), Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.
1986, Norwegian group A-Ha were at No.1 in the UK with 'The Sun Always Shines On TV.' Becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1.
1989, Bobby Brown was arrested for an overtly sexually suggestive performance after a show in Columbus; he was fined $652 under the anti-lewdness ordinance law.
1989, Madonna started divorce proceedings for the second time from Sean Penn at Los Angeles County Court and moved into a new three-bedroom house in Hollywood Hills.
1992, Wet Wet Wet had their second UK No.1 single with 'Goodnight Girl', it's four week stay at No.1 was helped by it's airing in ITV's Coronation Street's Christmas disco broadcast.
1997, White Town went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Your Woman'. White Town was Jyoti Mishra, who created the hit in his bedroom. His only No.1.
2004, Bob Dylan was paid by ladies underwear company Victoria’s Secret to fly to Venice in Northern Italy, to film a TV commerical in an ancient palazzo
2007, Roger Waters kicked off the Australian leg of his 119-date The Dark Side Of The Moon Live world tour at Acer Arena, Sydney.
2011, A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles.
This and That
How many times have you fallen off your poty and screamed 'I need a Grip-Tight Toilet Seat'? Well, fear no more. The GTTS is here! A seat that, no matter how tired or sloshed you are, won't let you slide off to the floor. At the International Builder' Show, bathroom fixture maker Kohler unveiled the new Grip-Tight Reveal toilet. It doesn't grab and hold your butt. No, the Grip-Tight features rubber bumpers keep the seat from sliding on the bowl. And the overhanging lid covers the seat ring, for a seamless look. Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day gift.
Fox’s American Idol had its usual Week 2 ratings dipped despite a heavily promoted spat between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Actually, the rating were on the rise until the little freak came back to the judge's table.
Word is Donald Trump might buy the New York Times. All The News That's Fit to sensationalize, squeeze into a bikini and fire! Oh, and the president is a Venusian.
A 16-year-old girl Indiana allegedly drove 60 miles to beat up another girl who spread rumors about her on Facebook. "On the next, Judge Judy!"
Sources confirm J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film for Disney. Argo director Ben Affleck was also in contention. GEEK ALERT! As if we don't get Star Wars and Star Trek mixed up enough (if you get this joke - such that it is - you are officially a Geek)
Manti Te'o's interview with Katie Couric confirmed one thing, the line backer is NOT gay. So the imaginary beard is just...a beard.
UNDERCOVER BOSS (8p ET, CBS) -- Everything on CBS is repeats.
LAST MAN STANDING (8p ET, ABC) -- Everything on ABC is repeats.
BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS (8p ET, NBC) -- Two repeats air back to back.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8p ET, FOX) -- Chef Ramsay heads to the historical Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, MA, in this new episode.
DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) -- A new, 2-hour edition.
THE FOLLOWING (9p ET, FOX) -- Repeat
And on the Big Screen
The Cohen Brothers have a new movie...and it looks pretty darn good
- Dean Jones, 82, actor (The Love Bug)
- Leigh Taylor-Young, 67
- John Terry, 63, actor ("Lost", "Brothers & Sisters")
- Dinah Manoff, 55, actress (Empty Nest)
- Ana Ortiz, 42, actress (Ugly Betty)
- Mia Kirshner, 37, actress (24, The L Word)
- Alicia Keys, 33, musician/singer
- Michael Trevino, 28, actor (Vampire Diaries)