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This Day in Music History – January 17th

1969 – Charlie Watts’ (Rolling Stones) book, Ode to a High Flying Bird was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1969 – “Lady Samantha” was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as Elton John.

1970 – The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their “Absolutely Live” album.

1970 – Billy Stewart and three of his band members were killed when their car went out of control and off a bridge over the River Neuse in North Carolina.

1972 – Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

1974 – Dino Martin, singer and son of Dean Martin, was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of two machine guns. He was arraigned and released the next day on $5,000 bail.

1979 – Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton announced that they would record an album together.

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