Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 16

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: January 16

On this day in 1979 Gregg Allman and Cher divorced. The two made an album together. What was it titled?

Answer: Two The Hard Way

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

  • 1976: “Frampton Comes Alive” was released on this day and it spent 10 weeks at #1. This album made Peter Frampton a household name.
  • 1979: Gregg Allman and Cher divorced.
  • 1980: Paul McCartney had a bad day – he was busted at a Tokyo airport with several ounces of marijuana in his baggage.  Wings was about to tour Japan, but McCartney’s nine-day jail sentence put an end to that.
  • 1988: George Harrison’s single “Got My Mind Set On You” got to #1 in the U.S. – almost 24 years after he first hit the top of the charts with The Beatles‘ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
  • 1991: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted The Byrds – Don Henley did the induction speech and then jammed with
  •  Jackson Browne and The Byrds later on.
  • 1994: Bryan Adams became the first western entertainer to play in Vietnam since the end of the war.
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