Ephemeris History of Rock. 29 January
January 29, 1944. Andrew Loog Oldham, manager and producer of The Rolling Stones, is born.
January 29, 1949. Tommy Ramone, the first drummer member of The Ramones, is born.
January 29, 1954. Dick Manitoba, lead singer of the Dictators, is born.
January 29, 1961. Five days after arriving in New York from Minnesota, Bob Dylan meets his hero Woody Guthrie. Dylan pays tribute to him with his song Song To Woody, which appears on his first album the following year.
January 29, 1964. The Beatles record Sie Liebt Dich and Komm, gib mir deine Hand (the German versions of her She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand) in a studio in Paris.
January 29, 1967. The Lp The Monkees reaches number 1 in the United Kingdom.
January 29, 1967. Pink Floyd record Arnold Layne. It would be one of the first key compositions of psychedelic pop rock.
January 29, 1967. The Mantra-Rock Dance festival takes place at The Avalon in San Francisco. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and the Big Brother and The Holding Company, and Moby Grape would perform at the festival.
January 29, 1967. The Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Saville Theater in London.
January 29, 1968. Steppenwolf's first LP is released
January 29, 1968. Jim Morrison would be arrested after an altercation with the Las Vegas police. After the show, the singer would taunt a security guard in the parking lot by pretending to smoke a joint, resulting in a fight. Shortly after, the police would arrive and arrest Jim Morrison, charging him with vagrancy, public drunkenness and lack of identification.
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