On This Day In Music, the nineteenth of January, Janis Joplin was born In 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. She leaves the lone star state when she’s 20… Heading to San Francisco where she hits the big time and leaves her mark on rock n roll, before losing her life to a heroin overdose.
Moving on to 1971, the Beatles song is played in court by lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. “Helter Skelter” is admitted in as evidence in the Charles Manson trial for the Tate-Labianca murders.
Americans were certainly feeling blue on this day in 1998 when Carl Perkins died. His “Blue Suede Shoes” was the first record on the Sun label to sell one million copies, and the first country song to cross over to both the r&b and pop charts when it was released in 1956.
On January 19th, 2011, Steven Tyler made his debut as a judge on the 10th season of American Idol, replacing Simon Cowell. Despite earning 10 million dollars per season, Tyler steps down after just two years stating, “After some long, hard thoughts, I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress “American Idol” before she boils my rabbit.”
Just a few of the notes from January 19th, This Day In Music.