January 22

1901 – Composer Hans Erich Apostel was born.

1916 – Composer Henri Dutilleux was born.

1959 – Buddy Holly made his last recordings alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder. The songs were released posthumously.

1960 – Sam Cooke signed a deal with RCA Records.

1962 – Gene Chandler made his TV debut on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – The Drifters recorded “On Broadway.”

1963 – Gerry & the Pacemakers held their first recording session. They produced “Away from You” and “Pretend.”

1966 – The Beach Boys recorded “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”.

1971 – The Joe Cocker film “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” debuted in London.

1981 – A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.

1984 – Barry Manilow sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.

1989 – Gene Simmons (KISS) and former “Playboy” model Shannon Tweed had a son.

1990 – Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash used profanity numerous times on live television while accepting an American Music Award.

1991 – L.L. Cool J’s album “Mama Said Knock You Out” was certified platinum by the RIAA.

1993 – Metallica began their “Nowhere Else To Roam” tour in Kalamazoo, MI.

1998 – Toni Braxton filed for Chapter 7 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles, listing liabilities of more than $1 million.

1998 – Snoop Doggy Dogg filed a $10 million suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock. The suit charged that they had mismanaged Snoop Doggy Dogg’s money.