THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY (January 11th):
1942: The Big Man, Clarence Clemons (E Street Band, saxophone), was born -- he died in June, 2011
1946: Anthony John Selvidge was born -- you knew him as Tony Kaye and he was a founding member of Yes, playing keyboards before Rick Wakeman came on board
1958: "Jailhouse Rock", the single by Elvis Presley, saw its release delayed by one week because Decca Records, in the UK, could not meet the demands at the pressing plant for advance orders of 250,000 copies
1964: Johnny Cash has the first country album to go #1 in the US with "Ring Of Fire"
1964: The Kingsmen are #1 with "Louie Louie", but only after it had initially been banned by some US radio stations because of unintelligible lyrics -- the FBI investigated the song, but came up empty
1967: "Purple Haze" was recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience at De Lane Lea studios in London