Throw It Back: Today In Music History - January 23

“Throw It Back” is our opportunity to remember memorable moments in music. It’s our chance to look back at the OG’s who paved a way for us new and internet-improved music lovers. Let’s take a look back in time, and remind ourselves what January 23rd brought us.

1966: Stevie Wonder appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England

Stevie Wonder performs “Uptight” and “A Place In the Sun”, 1966

1971: George Harrison became the 1st solo Beatle to have a No. 1 when “My Sweet Lord” went to the top of the UK single charts

George Harrison and Ringo Starr on stage at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, 1966

1986: Ray Charles gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 1st induction dinner hosted in New York City.

Ray Charles’ Carnegie Hall concert - May, 8th, 1966

1988: Michael Jackson goes to No. 1 on the US singles chart with “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which was also a No. 3 hit in the UK.

Wembley Stadium London UK 1997

1988: Nirvana recorded a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. Sub Pop records boss Jonathan Poneman hears the tape and offers to put out a Nirvana single.

Nirvana 1988

2000: Britney Spears went to No. 1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Born To Make You Happy’, the singers second UK No. 1 and fourth single from her debut album Baby One More Time

2000 VMA’s Performance

2000, Santana started a 3 week run at No. 1 on the US album chart with “Supernatural”, the album which went on to win 8 Grammy’s, and spent a total of nine weeks at No. 1 during 2000

Carlos Santana playing a free concert in San Francisco’s Mission District, during a Cinco De Mayo celebration, 1988

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