Events that happened on this day, January 4
1942 – On This Day, January 4 John McLaughlin, jazz guitarist is born in Doncaster, England.
1956 – Bernard Sumner, founding member of both Joy Division and New Order is born in Manchester, England.
1960 – Michael Stipe, R.E.M’s front-man is born on this day in Decatur, Georgia.
1965 – Beth Gibbons, also known as Portishead lead singer is born on this day in Devon, England.
1965 – On this day, January 4 Leo Fender sells The Fender Guitars company for $13 million to CBS.
1967 – The Doors released their debut self-titled studio album “The Doors”.
1970 – Keith Moon accidentally kills his chauffeur and friend Neil Boland with his Bentley while trying to escape from a gang of skinheads.
1972 – Yes releases “Roundabout”, hit song that relieved a second rebirth because of the internet.
1975 – Elton John‘s cover of The Beatles’s “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” hits No.1 on US charts.
2000 – Oasis declare they will release their fourth album “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants”.
2006 – Bee Gees‘ co-founder Barry Gibb buys the house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years.