Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 7

Carter Alan /

In 1993 Eric Clapton led the list of Grammy hopefuls with 9 nominations for his “Unplugged” album. How many did he eventually win for that release?

Answer: Six

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • Happy Birthday: Mike McCartney – Paul’s younger brother!
  • 1955: “Rock around The Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets began its chart run and topped the charts for eight weeks starting in May of 1955. It’s considered the first rock and roll song to top the charts.
  • 1958: Gibson introduced the legendary Flying V guitar, which would eventually become the favorite of many a rock guitarist.
  • 1964: Cyril Davies died of leukemia. Davies was the founding member of Blues Inc., which also included Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
  • 1975: Riots erupted while thousands of people were waiting for Led Zeppelin concert tickets to go on sale at the Boston Garden box office. The concert was called off hours later after $30,000 worth of damage had been done to the building.
  • 1993: Eric Clapton led the list of nominees for the 35th Annual Grammy Awards with a total of nine nominations. He ended up winning six.
  • 1999: Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announced their separation after eight years of marriage.
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