Music History for

January 10

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1945 - Erskine Hawkins recorded "Tippiní In" for Victor Records with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra.

1947 - The musical "Finianís Rainbow" opened in New York City and ran for 725 performances. The music was written by Burton Lane and the lyrics were written by E.Y. Harburg.

1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 rpm) and Columbia (33.3 rpm).

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was the One," "Iím Counting On You," "I Got a Woman" and "Money Honey."

1978 - Howlin' Wolf died following brain surgery in Chicago.

1979 - Richard Carpenter entered a chemical dependency treatment center in Topeka, KS.

1981 - The Gilbert and Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance" opened at Broadway's Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.

1985 - Ted Nugent appeared on TV's "Miami Vice."

1987 - Madhouse's first album entitled "8" was released.

1997 - James Brown got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003 - George Strait was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX.

2006 - The iTunes Music Store reached 850 million songs sold.

2006 - The iTunes Music Store reached 8 million videos sold.

2007 - The iTunes Music Store reached 2 billion songs sold.
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