Robin Zander

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Classic Rock Almanac January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019


1956-Rock 'n' Roll fans in Cleveland, Ohio who were under 18 were banned from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult after Ohio Police started enforcing a law dating back to 1931.

1973-After reading a note that says 'an accord has been reached for peace in Vietnam', Neil Young announces to a Madison Square Garden crowd, "Peace has come."

1975-Supertramp kick off a 13 date British tour to promote their third album "Crime Of The Century". The LP will spawn the single "Dreamer", which will reach #13 in the UK and #15 in the US.

1978-Chicago's guitarist, 32 year old Terry Kath, accidentally shot and killed himself while playing with a gun at a party, telling others around him that the gun was unloaded. His spot in the band would be filled by Donny Dacus, who previously played guitar with Stephen Stills.

1990-Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. He was 37. Collins had survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed three other band members.

2011-Former Beatles drummer Richard Starkey filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register the name "Ringo".

2015-Representatives for Bob Dylan announced that 50,000 copies of his latest album, "Shadows in the Night", would be randomly included in the February issue of AARP The Magazine.


1950-Danny Federici
the late organ and keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

1953-Robin Zander
singer, songwriter from Cheap Trick