SIOUX’S CRAZY HORSE IS KILLED

143 years ago today, one of the most notable and iconic of Native American warriors, Oglala Sioux leader Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

DOUG FIEGER & SHARONA KNACK

Doug Fieger would have been 68 today. Do you even know that “My Sharona” is actually taken from a girl with the same name—Sharona Alperin?

SPACE ODDITY

Today, 51 years ago, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie was released. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Today in 1978, “You’re the One That I Want” went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped UK Singles Chart as well. It’s also one of the best-selling singles in history.

LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Happy first day of 2020, rock ‘n’ roll swaggers! Same as it ever was: stop making sense. This must be the year!

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