Monday January 28
28th day of 2013 with 337 remaining
This Day in Music
1956, Elvis Presley's single, 'Heartbreak Hotel' was released by RCA Records, who had just purchased Presley's contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would eventually sell over a million, becoming Elvis' first Gold record.
1958, Little Richard entered The Oakwood Theological College in Huntsville, where he was ordained as a seventh day Adventist Minister.
1961, Frank Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Martin Luther King.
1962, Joey and the Starlighters started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Peppermint Twist, part 1'. The single reached No.33 on the UK chart.
1962, The Beatles appeared at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. The group had played there many times before but this was their last performance at the venue. Brian Epstein became infuriated when the promoter paid The Beatles' fee about $20 with handfuls of loose change.
1968, The Bee Gees made their live debut in the US when they played at the Anaheim Centre, California.
1971, David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.
1972, American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died in Chicago of heart failure and diabetes complications aged 60. Known as the "Queen of Gospel Music".
1973, Roxy Music won 'the most promising new name', section in the NME reader's poll.
1973, 'Superstition' gave Stevie Wonder had his second No.1 single in the US, 10 years after his first No.1.
1976, David Bowie filed a $2 million law suit against attorney Michael Lippman claiming that he had taken a 15% agents fee instead of the customary10%.
1977, The Clash signed to CBS Records for about $160,000.
1979, Ian Dury And The Blockheads were at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'.
1980, Def Leppard played the first of two nights at The Marquee, London. Tickets costc$3.40.
1984, Madonna made her first appearance in the UK when she appeared on C4 TV music program The Tube performing 'Holiday'. The show was broadcast live from the Hacienda Club in Manchester.
1988, Pink Floyd played the first of 9 nights at The Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia.
1990, Kylie Minogue had her third UK No.1 single with 'Tears On My Pillow', the song was originally a US hit for Little Anthony and The Imperials in 1958.
1994, Oasis made their London live debut when the played at King's Cross Water Rats. The gig was by invite only.
1998, James Brown was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful use of a firearm after police were called to his South Carolina home.
2000, Noel Gallagher of Oasis became a dad when Meg Matthew's gave birth to a girl, Anais at Portland Hospital, London.
2002, Beach Boy Brian Wilson played the first of four sold-out nights at The Royal Festival Hall, London.
2002, Spanish-American Enrique Iglesias scored his first No.1 single with 'Hero'. His father, Julio Iglesias, had a No.1 hit in 1981.
2004, R&B singer Faith Evans and her husband were charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana after being arrested in Atlanta, Georgia.
2009, An autograph book was sold at auction containing signatures of Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, The Eagles Dusty Springfield and more.
This and That
Why I like Winter.
There is one good reason, everything looks beautiful, even if it is painful. And this looks painful, but it is other-worldly gorgeous. This picture is part of a collection more can be found here.
And this, Not winter so much as just wonderful.
Women in Combat is a big topic.So how many women are actually in the services?
74,000: Women in the U.S. Army. There are 53,000 in the Navy, 62,000 in the Air Force and 14,000 in the Marine Corps.
It's all about the bubblewrap!
Which star of "Charlie’s Angels" appeared on the cover of the July 1997 issue of Playboy magazine wrapped in Bubble Wrap?
- Cheryl Ladd
- Jaclyn Smith
- Farrah Fawcett
Initially, what did the inventors of Bubble Wrap consider using the new material as?
- Home insulation
How many different sizes of bubbles are available in Bubble Wrap?
Among journalists, "Bubble Wrap" is slang for what kind of news story?
- A story of great importance or consequence
- A story of little substance or consequence
- A story with a long shelf life
In what year were Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, the inventors of Bubble Wrap, inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame?
What is the best way to pop the bubbles on Bubble Wrap cushioning?
- By squeezing it between your index finger and thumb
- By laying it on the ground and stomping on it
- By holding and twisting the entire sheet
- Any way you want!
Farah; Wallpaper; 5; Little Consequence; 1993; any way you want;
Golfing Natural, at age 1 and a half!
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8p ET, CBS) -- Everything on CBS is repeats.
BONES (8p ET, FOX) -- New
THE BIGGEST LOSER (8p ET, NBC) -- A new, 2-hour edition.
THE BACHELOR (8p ET, ABC) -- Singer Ben Taylor performs on tonight’s new, 2-hour edition.
THE CARRIE DIARIES (8p ET, CW) -- New
THE FOLLOWING (9p ET, FOX) -- New
90210 (9p ET, CW) -- New
SEASON PREMIERE: DALLAS (9p ET, TNT) -- Dallas returns with this 2-hour premiere. Larry Hagman, who died in November, will appear in at least the first 4 episodes.
CASTLE (10p ET, ABC) -- Repeat
DECEPTION (10p ET, NBC) -- New
And on the Big Screen
TOP TEN MOVIES
1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, $19 million
2. Mama, $12.8 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $10 million
4. Zero Dark Thirty, $9.8 million
5. Parker, $7 million
6. (tie) Django Unchained and Movie 43, $5 million
8. Gangster Squad, $4.2 million
9. Broken City, $4 million
10. Les Miserables, $3.9 million
... One year ago this week the number one movie was The Grey.
... Five years ago this week the number one movie was Meet the Spartans.
... Ten years ago this week the number one movie was Darkness Falls.
... Twenty years ago this week the number one movie was Aladdin.
• Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) is 77
• Barbi Benton is 63
• Singer Sam Phillips is 51
• Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is 45
• Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) is 44
• Joey Fatone of 'N Sync is 36
• Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys is 33
• Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) is 32
• Ariel Winter (Modern Family) is 15