Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 22

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Happy birthday to Steve Perry, once the lead singer of Journey. He joined Journey after the band had released how many albums?

Answer: Three

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

  • 1971: Joe Cocker’s film “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” premiered at London’s festival palace. The movie was a documentary of his 50-date Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour.
  • 1972: During an interview with “Melody Maker magazine David Bowie announced he was gay. He has since revealed that it was all just a publicity stunt.
  • 1981: A picture of John Lennon, naked, appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.
  • 2003: Bob Dylan made an unexpected appearance at the Sundance Film Festival, where the movie “Masked and Anonymous” made its debut.
  • 2004: The legendary New York City nightclub “The Bottom Line” closed after the owners and property owners could not come up with a lease agreement. The club had been experiencing financial difficulties. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young and many others performed at the famed venue.
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