Why January 9th Matters In Rock History

It’s January 9th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1997, Davie Bowie held his 50th Birthday Bash concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Guests included Lou Reed, Foo Fighters, Billy Corgan, Sonic Youth and more.

- In 1963, drummer Charlie Watts joined the Rolling Stones

- In 1973, Japan refused to issue a visa to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger because he was busted for drugs back in 1969. The band had to cancel a proposed Asian tour.

- In 2005, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil married his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas. The singer’s buddy, MC Hammer, performed the ceremony.

- And in 2012, White Stripes frontman Jack White appeared on the History Channel show American Pickers. In the episode, he buys a stuffed elephant head for $12,500 U.S.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio