Beatles and music events on Jan. 18:
- Jan. 18, 1964: The Beatles make their debut on the U.S. charts with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” at no. 45. The Beatles make their debut on the U.S. charts with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” at no. 45.
- Jan. 18, 1941: David Ruffin of the Tempations born.
- Jan. 18, 1944: Legs Larry Smith of the Bonzo Dog Band born. George Harrison wrote and recorded a song called “His Name is Legs (Ladies and Gentlemen)” on his “Extra Texture (Read All About It) ” album. Returning the favor, Smith designed the “Going Troppo” album cover.
- Jan. 18, 1961: Rosie and the Originals hit #1 with “Angel Baby,” which is later covered by John Lennon.
- Jan. 18, 1967: Paul McCartney does an interview for the UK program “So Far Out It’s Straight Down” about the changing attitudes of the late Sixties.
- Jan. 18, 1969: John Lennon tells a writer for Disc and Music Echo, “Apple is losing money. If it caries on like this, we’ll be broke in six months.”
- Jan. 18, 1969: Pete Best wins an eight-million-dollar defamation suit against the Beatles implying drug use got him fired from the Beatles, though the actual monetary judgment is less.
- Jan. 18, 1969: The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album makes its chart debut.
- Jan. 18, 1977: John Lennon is among the attendees at Jimmy Carter’s inaugural concert featuring Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin and the Charlie Daniels Band.
- Jan. 18, 1977: Tapes of the Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl concert are prepared for release.
- Jan. 18, 1985: Actor Wilfred Brambell, who played Paul’s grandfather in “A Hard Day’s Night,” dies at age 72.
- Jan. 18, 1985: USA Today readers pick Cleveland as the future site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Jan. 18, 1989: The Rolling Stones are among the inductees in the fourth class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees.
- Jan. 18, 1992: For David Letterman’s 10th anniversary special, Bob Dylan sings “Like A Rolling Stone.”
- Jan. 18, 1996: LIsa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.
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