JANUARY 4TH, TODAY IS DIMPLED CHAD DAY, NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY, NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY, POP MUSIC CHART DAY, WORLD BRAILLE DAY AND WORLD HYPNOTISM DAY.
Bobby Vinton’s “There! I’ve Said It Again” becomes the last US number one record before the so-called British Invasion.
Tragedy struck The Who when a gang of teens attacked Keith Moon’s Bentley limo. His chauffeur, Neil Boland got out to try to protect the car, but left it in gear, and it started moving. Moon, who had no driver’s license, jumped behind the wheel. Unfortunately, the chauffeur, who was being beaten, had fallen under the car and as Keith gunned the engine, Neil was run over and killed.
Elton John’s remake of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” becomes his tenth US Top Ten hit and his third number one. The recording included John Lennon on guitar.
Gerry Rafferty, the lead singer of Stealers Wheel, died after a long illness at the age of 63. After the band split up, he went on to a successful solo career, enjoying five more Billboard Top 30 hits.